A Tremble in the Air

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A classic country-house detective story with an occult twist. Family secrets aren't the only things buried in this drawing-room mystery featuring Orville Nesbit, psychic researcher. More
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About James D. Macdonald

Dr. Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald have written over 30 novels. These novels span science fiction, fantasy, horror, young adult, and techno-thrillers.

Dr. Debra Doyle attended University of Pennsylvania, where she received a PhD in English. She was expert in field-stripping semniotic weapons and disarming plot bombs.

James D. Macdonald attended the University of Rochester, where he learned that a degree in Medieval Studies wouldn’t fit him for anything. He went off to sea “to forget,” though he’s forgotten exactly what. As an enlisted Boatswain’s Mate in the Navy, and later as an officer, he saw the world, and discovered that three quarters of it was water.

Together they were nominated for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award and received the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature in 1992.

They were founding instructors of the Viable Paradise Writers Workshop.

For thirty years they lived in a big 19th-Century house in Colebrook, New Hampshire, where they learned to drink Moxie and collaborate in writing science fiction and fantasy for children, teenagers, and adults. Following the passing of Dr. Doyle in October of 2020, new Debra Doyle Memorial Editions of their backlist, with new covers, updated formatting, special memorial pages, and all-new essays written by Jim specifically for these editions are being created. Jim intends to release them over the coming years in her memory.

James D. Macdonald is represented by Russell Galen of Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency, Inc.

As Munngralla says in The Price of the Stars, “It’s all for sale.”

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Reviews of A Tremble in the Air by James D. Macdonald

eedayne reviewed on May 28, 2014

A charming ghost story with an old-school vibe about a sensitive ladies, seances, and murder.
An inevitable psychic detective--a gentleman of leisure, or close to it--makes an appearance. And where there are investigators--there are mysteries--a whole lot of them, not all out of this world.
An exceedingly agreeable Algernon Blackwoodish romp (of his calm and civil type, not the bombastic psychedelic type) paranormal adventure for those who enjoy such things.
Well done to James D Macdonald and Debra Doyle.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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