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Newton's Ghosts

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Science  04 Jul 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5885, pp. 40-41
DOI: 10.1126/science.1160708

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Ghostwalk. Rebecca Stott. Spiegel and Grau, New York, 2007. 319 pp. $24.95. ISBN 9780385521062. Paper, $14.95. ISBN 9780385521079. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, £12.99. ISBN 9780297851363. Paper, £7.99. ISBN 9780753823576.

Alchemy, Isaac Newton, and suspicious deaths in 17th- and 20th-century Cambridge are among the ingredients of this historical novel.