The Spectral City

The Spectral City

Solving crime isn?t only for the living. In turn-of-the century New York City, the police have an off-the-books spiritual go-to when it comes to solving puzzling corporeal crimes . . . Her name is Eve Whitby, gifted medium and spearhead of The Ghost Precinct. When most women are traveling in a gilded society that promises only well-appointed marriage, the confident ninet Solving crime isn?t only for the living. In turn-of-the century New York City, the police have an off-...

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Title:The Spectral City
Author:Leanna Renee Hieber
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:B07B76MT16
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:236 pages pages

The Spectral City Reviews

  • Leanna Hieber
    Nov 20, 2018
    Dear Readers, I'm not reviewing my own book here but instead offering a bit of insight into THE SPECTRAL CITY. This is not your average ghost story. As many of you know, my worlds are parallel and characters cross over from one series to the next. (Don't worry, new readers, you can sta...
  • Jennifer
    Nov 06, 2018
    Having read an earlier novel by this author, I was immediately interested in The Spectral City. Set in New York City in the late 19th century, the story revolves around Eve, a young woman who can communicate with spirits and uses her talent to assist the police in solving crimes. Eve m...
  • Annarella
    Nov 22, 2018
    I loved this book, it's a wonderful paranormal mystery, well written and enjoyable. I loved the historical background, the paranormal element, and the cast of characters. The plot is a bit slow at the beginning but when it starts going you are hooked. An entertaing read, recommended...
  • Catherine Siemann
    Jan 07, 2019
    I've been following Leanna Renee Hieber's books since her Strangely Beautiful series, and when she launched this new paranormal mystery series set in 1899 NYC, I knew it would be right up my alley. Eve Whitby is the leader of the newly-launched Ghost Precinct, an all-female division of...
  • Tamara
    Oct 31, 2018
    Copy won through the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway Program. Review to come soon. ...
  • The Lit Bitch
    Dec 04, 2018
    I discovered Leanna Renee Hieber way back in 2011 when I read one of her early books. I saw it in a local used book store and randomly picked it up. When I got home I started reading and couldn?t put it down. I loved the romance and the paranormal and her overall storytelling and ...
  • Kristine
    Nov 29, 2018
    The Spectral City by Leanna Renee Hieber is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Post-victorian New York detective work (usually having to do with murder or kidnapping) with Eve, other mediums, spirit guides, and the Ghost Precinct. It's all kind of like a third-pers...
  • Sophia
    Dec 17, 2018
    I happened to see the blurb on this one and it checked off so many boxes for me: Gilded Age NYC, spiritualists and ghosts, detecting, disappearances, and something ominous happening. But, let's not forget a favorite narrator was doing the storytelling. It was sure to delight me. The...
  • Nicole
    Nov 01, 2018
    Loved loved loved! The main character can see/speak to the decesed, usually in the form of spirits. She has a small role in the police department, helping cases with the assistance of a cadre of women spirits. When some religious artifacts go missing, she is tasked by her police li...
  • Melise
    Sep 03, 2018
    I enjoyed this book very much. The story of a young woman named Eve, in New York around the turn of the 20th century, who is able to speak to ghosts who help her solve crimes. She has a benefactor in Teddy Roosevelt, who actually forms a division of the NYPD based around her ability to...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Oct 31, 2018
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Spectral City is a promising series opener. Leanna Renee Hieber does a brilliant job of bringing the historical fantasy paranormal world of early 1900s NYC to life. I love the level of real life historical detail...
  • Darrell Grizzle
    Jan 18, 2019
    I love everything about this novel: the setting (1890's New York); the main character, Eve Whitby; the idea of a Ghost Precinct where mediums (media?) and ghosts work together to solve mysteries; and the way this gifted author tells the story of strong female characters (both alive and...
  • Sophia Beaumont
    May 01, 2019
    I wanted to love this book so much, but alas it fell flat for me. The pacing was off, and there are so many characters introduced at the beginning that it's hard to keep track of who's alive and who's dead. Aditionally, as much as I love the diversity and Eve's attitude toward it, ...
  • Jane Schwarz
    Nov 14, 2018
    Eve Whitby, is a medium at the turn of the century in New York. She is now in charge of a new police department, Ghost Precinct, that helps in cases that involve unusual circumstances with Detective Horowitz, their liaison. This first case has a ghost in the spirit realm that has disap...
  • Nichole
    Dec 28, 2018
    Eve Whitby is a medium. She can see and talk to ghosts. She has been chosen to be in charge of the Ghost Precinct. Her unit will assist the police when only a ghost can lead them in the right direction. Not only is the Ghost Precinct unusual because of it's supernatural ties, but this ...
  • Julia O'Connell
    Dec 19, 2018
    For Eve Whitby, a connection to the supernatural seems to run in the family. A talented medium like her grandmother Evelyn, Eve has decided to turn her ghost-related abilities into a career. With the support of New York City governor Teddy Roosevelt, she quietly forms a Ghost Precinct ...
  • Franca Pelaccia
    Feb 21, 2019
    It?s 1899 New York and the NYPD has just opened up the Ghost Precinct. It is run by psychics and their ghost allies under the direction of nineteen-year-old Eve Whitby. Their job is to help solve challenging crimes through their psychic gifts. The novel starts when one of Eve?s mos...
  • Tobi Doyle
    Apr 30, 2019
    First off, this book breaks the genre promises and DOES NOT SOLVE THE MYSTERY. In most mysteries, the event happens, in this case, the disappearance of Maggie, and the book should move toward finding out what happened, who did it, and getting Maggie back. Well, the what and how are nev...
  • Deborah Gill
    Jan 16, 2019
    Another wonderful book by Leanna! I was introduced to some new characters, human and ghost while at the same time catching up with some characters from previous works. The team work of law enforcement and spiritualism is wonderful to see, even if it is a bit limited. The work that Eve ...
  • Stephanie
    Oct 19, 2018
    The Spectral City Actual Rating: 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this novel. I liked the characters and I found the plot to be adequately intriguing. I had some issues with the story but for the most part I enjoyed it. Characters Eve: Eve was an amazing character. She was most ...
  • Anna Szabó
    Nov 16, 2018
    When I think about ghost stories what comes to mind are horror stories with ghosts haunting people or houses. But The spectral City by Leanna Renee Hieber is not that kind of ghost story. It?s something else. I LOVED it! Eve Whitby is a medium, an especially gifted one. She talks ...
  • Anna Szabó
    Nov 16, 2018
    When I think about ghost stories what comes to mind are horror stories with ghosts haunting people or houses. But The spectral City by Leanna Renee Hieber is not that kind of ghost story. It?s something else. I LOVED it! There is this sentence that caught my attention. ? There a...
  • Carrie
    Nov 27, 2018
    The Spectral City by Leanna Renee Hieber is the first book in the new series by the same name. This one is perhaps one of those books that may be easier to tell what it is than what it isn?t being a bit of book soup. First you take a bit of historical fiction, set in 1899, and mix it...
  • Elizabeth
    Jan 27, 2019
    Entertaining and different, but ended abruptly just when it was finally getting somewhere. ...
  • Em B
    Dec 18, 2018
    The Spectral City is a really interesting concept - historical urban fantasy with ghosts and female detectives in a time when prejudice is rife but attitudes are changing. There are some pretty badass characters in this story and I was intrigued right from the start as to what the myst...
  • Jennifer Roth
    Jan 28, 2019
    I'm hooked! This is a complex and largely believable work of historical fiction. The cast of characters living and dead are distinct and intriguing. ...
  • Phoebe Darqueling
    Dec 31, 2018
    I had a chance to read this book as an ARC before its release. As someone who writes about ghosts and mediums myself, I really enjoyed Hieber's varied approach and diverse cast of interesting female characters. ...
  • Erica
    Jun 09, 2019
    Delightfully spooky - but not too spooky. As soon as I heard the premise on the podcast Reading Glasses, I knew this book would interest me. It was a very nice read; it's just too bad the sequel will be out in November, because there is a lot of plot yet to tie up! ...
  • Janine
    Sep 16, 2018
    Solving cases with the help of the dead? It certainly sounded quite interesting to me hence why I chose to read this book. And it was. The author made art out of spiritualism, that is for sure. I have been fascinated and wanted to know more. I think it is in human nature to ask what m...
  • L. Anne Thornberry
    Dec 15, 2018
    Great read Love this author. I can?t wait for the next book in this series. This is a must read. Great book. ...