On her uncle Jacob's death Johanna discovers a mysterious box of photographs amongst his belongings. Inspired to investigate Jacob's early life in London, where he trained as a photographer, she uncovers a macabre history laced with scandal. In 1905, Jacob is apprenticed to Herbert Burrows who photographs the s-ances of the Theosophist Society. Among the members of the society is Reverend Charles Leadbetter, who also employs Burrows for altogether more sinister task. Intrigued by the possibilities of photography, Leadbetter secretly uses young children in experiments to capture the soul on film as it leaves the body. When Leadbetter's scheme is discovered it leads to further deceit and murder- The true story is gradually pieced together from Johanna's research and Jacob's own account, leading to a chilling discovery in the Thames-
EVA-MARIE LIFFNER was born in Gothenburg, where she still lives. Camera, her first novel, has been awarded several prizes in Sweden including The Swedish Detective Novel Academy Award for First Novel and the Poloni Prize for female crime writers.