Ms Sinclair works her magic in her third-floor tenement in the Hell's Kitchen neighbourhood of New York.
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ON the third floor of a tenement in Hell's Kitchen, the sorceress awaits. The walls of her lair are ochre, the curtains green crushed velvet. Books of arcane knowledge with titles such as Talking to the Dead line one wall from floor to ceiling.