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Forms of Things Unknown
Book Three 

     Recently returned to Chicago after a successful tour of Hamlet, Lillian Nolan is awoken in the dead of night by a strange voice. She is shocked to learn that well known and admired actress, Louise Hawthorne has fallen to her death from the sixth floor of the Tremont House. Was it an accident? Did she jump or was she pushed? Louise’s former lover, and the main suspect, pleads with Lillian to uncover the truth and clear his name.


     In learning to trust her intuitive abilities, Lillian attempts to find balance between relying upon her gift and uncovering the truth in her own way. But the menace of death pursues her and soon her own life is at risk.


    When she finds herself in a trap from which she cannot escape, her only hope of survival is to call upon the metaphysical world.

The series just keeps getting better… I found this third book in The Backstage Mystery Series my favourite of the three. As I mentioned earlier, each book in the series reads perfectly well as a standalone, but reading them together is just a treat...

~ Stephanie,  Editor at

I’m really getting into the historical fiction genre this year, and a lot of that has to do with Elizabeth Ireland’s Backstage Mysteries series. I love that this is written in memoir style. It is such a unique way to tell the story and I was glued to the pages.

~ Jessica Belmont,

I had the best time with this book, a historical fiction/fantasy book that made the history of the times so fresh and real; readers, you are there with our heroine, actress Lillian Nolan. We learn about two intense weeks in Lillian’s life as told by the 96-year-old Lillian, who is writing her memoirs. From a vantage point of about 70 years, Lillian writes with a confident, clear, factual style.

~ Jena Books,  Editor at

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