Lorelei Good has a gift: she can relay messages from the afterlife, helping the bereaved speak with their departed loved ones. Of course, Lorelei's successful seances hinge on the talents of her little sister, Nixie "Nobody", who has a gift for creative dirt digging on Lorelei's desparate, and often wealthy, clientele.
Lorelei is convinced that millionaire philanthropist and grieving widower Waverly Forbes is the perfect client to set her and Nixie up for life. She's working hard to convince Forbes to fund her "PsyRen Foundation," an idyllic rural center for psychic research. But just as Lorelei is getting close to closing the perfect trap, a competing psychic is found dead. And the sisters' own dark past returns to haunt them.
Catherine Hunter is a Canadian poet, novelist, editor and professor. She received a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Winnipeg and an M.A. and PhD from the University of Victoria. She is the author of several collections of poetry, including Necessary Crimes and Latent Heat, which received the McNally Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year in 1997. She is also the author of three literary mysteries: Queen of Diamonds, The Dead of Midnight and Where Shadows Burn. She is a professor of English at the University of Winnipeg.