Peter Owen Publishers
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A prostitute, a Flemish painter and a tower watchman all die after claiming to see a ghost. Apothecary and assistant bailiff Melchior Wakenstede sets out to find the truth behind these seemingly supernatural, but unconnected, murders.
Reviewed on 29 October 2016 by John Cleal
After a five-day binge, von Clingenstain is the worse for drink and offers little resistance when someone removes his head. The Tallinn magistrate is tasked with apprehending the murderer, and calls in the town apothecary, Melchior, to exercise his skills in detection.
Reviewed on 09 July 2016 by Chris Roberts