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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Crookston Public Library||J ORM (Text)||33500012835716||New||Available||-|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||J ORM (Text)||33500012835724||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781452149868
- ISBN: 1452149860
- Physical Description: 333 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
- Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 
- Copyright: ©2018
|Summary, etc.:|| The Vickery twins, Lee and Felix, live in a house in Poplar Wood, where, because of the "Agreement," their mother serves Memory, and their father assists Death, and only Lee is allowed to leave the house, except for Halloween; but when a local girl is murdered, Gretchen Whipple, daughter of the mayor, offers the boys a deal--help her solve the crime and she will help them break the Agreement, and regain their freedom.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 July #1
The house in Poplar Wood sits on the outskirts of town. It's here that two Shades reside and conduct their businessâDeath from his side of the house, Memory from hersâeach with the help of a human apprentice. It is also home to Felix and Lee Vickery, twin boys, who are expected to take over their parents' apprenticeships one day. In town, Gretchen Whipple seethes at being barred from the "family business" of summoning (performing rites to keep the Shades in check), simply because she's not firstborn. When she overhears a conversation suggesting that a high-school girl's recent death wasn't an accident, as reported, she decides to find out what really happened, though it means teaming up with the "enemy" Vickery boys. Narration shifts among the three kids, drawing readers into their secretive worlds, and the foreboding atmosphere perfectly matches the dark mystery and high stakes confronting the middle-schoolers. In their search for truth, they are able to see beyond old family prejudices, while Ormsbee's invented mythology bestows complexity and richness to the story. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
K. E. Ormsbee hails from the Bluegrass State and lives in Austin, Texas. Halloween is her favorite day of the year, and she believes you're never too old to dress up. She is also the author of The Water and the Wild and The Doorway and the Deep.
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|Genre:||Detective and mystery fiction.
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