Something strange and deadly

by Dennard, Susan.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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Sixteen-year-old Eleanor Fitt's brother is missing. And when she discovers that the Dead are rising in Philadelphia and wreaking havoc throughout the city, she knows that her brother is involved.

So Eleanor enlists the help of the Spirit-Hunters. This motley crew, hired to protect the city from supernatural forces, is after the necromancer who has been reanimating corpses. Their skills can save her brother. But as Eleanor spends time with the Spirit-Hunters, and their handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. Now not only is her reputation at risk, but her very life may hang in the balance.

In Something Strange and Deadly, the first book in a trilogy, Susan Dennard weaves together vividly imagined scenes of action, adventure, and gorgeous Victorian fashion to create an entertaining steampunk tapestry of humor, horror, and romance. Readers who love Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices series will be intrigued from the start.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Victorian-era Philadelphia, 16-year-old Eleanor Fitt worries more about "hungry and dangerous" reanimated corpses than about parasols and corsets. In this first book in a trilogy, debut author Dennard deftly weaves together a vast plot involving social status, spirits, zombies, necromancy, romance, and pseudoscience. Eleanor's brother, Elijah, never returns home from New York City, instead sending a cryptic letter ripe for deciphering. As the dead rise and acquaintances are murdered, Eleanor fears for Elijah's life. Looking for answers, she sneaks off to find the Spirit-Hunters, a group of eccentric teenagers, at the 1876 International Centennial Exhibition. Meanwhile, Eleanor's mother is trying to marry her off to wealthy and connected Clarence Wilcox, but feisty Eleanor can't shake her nagging feelings about him-or about a ragtag Spirit-Hunter genius named Daniel. In a swirling, rib-tickling story, Eleanor displays both good sense and the bravery to fight evil and remain free from the tyranny of high society. Blending historical fiction, horror, romance, and mystery, Dennard creates a roaring-and addictive-gothic world. Ages 13-up. Agent: Joanna Stampfel-Volpe, New Leaf Literary & Media. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Something Strange and Deadly trilogy
#1 - Something strange and deadly
#2 - A Darkness strange and lovely
#3 - Strange and ever after
Subjects Siblings -- Fiction.
Dead -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Horror stories.
Publisher New York :HarperTeen,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 388 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780062083272 (pbk.)
0062083279 (pbk.)
9780062083265 (hardcover)
0062083260 (hardcover)
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