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The Girl in the Photograph

Published Date: March 6, 2018

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Available as a paperback March '18
Book 3 - Rossetti Mysteries


What if the past was trying to teach you a lesson?

Staying alone in the shadow of an abandoned manor house in Yorkshire would be madness to some, but art enthusiast Lissy de Luca can’t wait. Lissy has her reasons for seeking isolation, and she wants to study the Staithes Group – an artists’ commune active at the turn of the twentieth century.

Lissy is fascinated by the imposing Sea Scarr Hall – but the deeper she delves, the stranger things get. A lonely figure patrols the cove at night, whilst a hidden painting leads to a chilling realisation. And then there’s the photograph of the girl; so beautiful she could be a mermaid … and so familiar.

As Lissy further immerses herself, she comes to an eerie conclusion: The occupants of Sea Scarr Hall are long gone, but they have a message for her – and they’re going to make sure she gets it.

Book 3 in The Rossetti Mysteries, Book 1 – Some Veil Did Fall. Book 2 – The Girl in the Painting

Available as an eBook on all platforms. In paperback March 2018.  

Kirsty Ferry

Kirsty FerryKirsty Ferry is from the North East of England and lives there with her husband and son. She won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition in 2009 and has had articles and short stories published in Peoples FriendThe Weekly NewsIt’s FateVintage ScriptGhost Voices and First Edition. Her work also appears in several anthologies, incorporating such diverse themes as vampires, crime, angels and more.

Kirsty loves writing ghostly mysteries and interweaving fact and fiction. The research is almost as much fun as writing the book itself, and if she can add a wonderful setting and a dollop of history, that’s even better.

Her day job involves sharing a building with an eclectic collection of ghosts, which can often prove rather interesting.

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Customer Reviews


  1. Jo Lambert
    Jo Lambert at .

    Although this is book number three in the Rosetti Mystery Series it was my first outing with Kirsty Ferry. Happily the Girl in the Photograph worked well as a stand-alone and, if anything, aroused my curiosity about the first two novels.
    A double enjoyment for me as Kirsty Ferry has written not one romance but two. The first set in 1905 between Lorelei, Lady Scarsdale and photographer Julian MacDonald Cooper and the other in current time between Lissy and Stef. I loved the way the writer’s voice changed as she moved between the two timelines, from modern to historical and back again. She cleverly ramps up the drama between Lorelei and Julian, only to move back to Lissy and Stef just as you’re wondering what happens next.
    It’s a great read, cleverly woven between the two sets of characters. There’s a little bit of everything here. First it’s spooky and dramatic. There’s history too wrapped around a forbidden love affair. In the present, gorgeous Italian photographer Stef has returned to try and make amends for his foolishness nearly eight years ago; something that cost him Issy. But he knows she will need a lot of persuasion before she can ever trust him again. Set on the Yorkshire coast it’s a lovely read which has me definitely on the trail of books one and two!

  2. Marsha
    Marsha at .

    …The Girl in the Photograph is a touching look at the loves of a couple from the past, and a couple who need to find their way back to each other. I enjoyed both romances, expertly woven together to create a complete picture. The descriptions of the scenery made some scenes come alive before my eyes, something that will always add a special touch to any story I’m reading.

    If you are a lover of time slip stories, or mysteries, or simply a very good love story then this is a story that you’ll want to add to your reading list. Hauntingly realistic are the words that come to mind to describe this story. I believe you’ll understand why once you’ve taken the journey with these lovers.
    Reviewed by Marsha at Keeper Bookshelf
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  3. Anne E
    Anne E at .

    Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous….
    This is the third in Kirsty’s Rossetti mystery series, but having only recently discovered this author I was pleased to find it also works as a stand-alone novel. I loved it. Time-slip novels are hard to write convincingly, but hats off to Kirsty Ferry, she weaves the two stories seamlessly together brilliantly.
    Her settings are fabulous, her plots well thought out and all the characters were so convincing I fell in love with most of them from the moment I met them. Now I can’t wait to read the other two books in the series!

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