Simone St. James is the award-winning author of An Inquiry into Love and Death and The Haunting of Maddy Clare, which won two RITA awards from Romance Writers of America and an Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada. She wrote her first ghost story, about a haunted library, when she was in high school, and spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and a spoiled cat.
Praise for Silence for the Dead "Vivid, eerie and atmospheric. St James' latest will simultaneously tug at your heart strings and send chills down your spine. Absolutely riveting."--Anna Lee Huber, award-winning author of the Lady Darby Historical Mystery series "Kudos for Simone St. James. I was swept away by this atmospheric and truly spine-chilling page turner, a riveting tale of dark suspense set in 1919 within a crumbling mansion turned mental hospital. If you love a good ghost story, you will be entranced."--Mary Sharratt, author of Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen and Daughters of the Witching Hill Praise for the novels of Simone St. James "Downright scary and atmospheric. I flew through the pages of this romantic and suspenseful period piece..."--New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner "Anyone who loves Daphne du Maurier and Victoria Holt will enjoy this book... highly recommended."--Historical Novels Society "The perfect book to curl up with by the fire on a stormy night...although perhaps not by yourself in an empty house!"--Katherine Webb, author of The Unseen "Another chilling story....St. James delivers a quickly paced read that will satisfy both new and old fans."--Publishers Weekly "A perfectly balanced combination of mystery, romance, ghost story and history."--Romantic Booklovers, Top Pick "An inventively dark gothic ghost story. Read it with the lights on. Simply spellbinding."--Susanna Kearsley, New York Times bestselling author of The Winter Sea