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Constable & Toop

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Something mysterious and terrible is happening throughout Victorian London: Ghosts are disap­pearing. When this reaches the attention of the Ghost Bureau, the diligent but clueless Mr. Lapsewood, a paranormal paper-pusher, is sent to investigate, and what he discovers is grave. The Black Rot has arrived—a voracious spiritual infestation whereby empty haunted houses suck in unsuspecting ghosts and imprison them. Lapsewood's investigation weaves through the plotlines of several other memorable characters—both living and dead—including an undertaker's son who can see ghosts, a serial throat-slasher reminiscent of Jack the Ripper, an evangelical exorcist, and many more. The living and dead must work together if they hope to destroy the Black Rot—before it destroys both the ghost and human worlds.

This highly atmospheric and bitingly funny ghost story by successful British author Gareth P. Jones will delight fans of Eva Ibbotson and Neil Gaiman.

Praise for Constable & Toop

STARRED REVIEW

"Jones has crafted a menacing, spooky Victorian London full of criminals and unfinished business, which is well balanced by the biting satire and buffoonery of the Bureau. Add to that a cast of fascinating, well-wrought characters—from the smarmy and threatening Jack, to the precocious, pot-stirring aspiring journalist, Clara—and it's a winning combination of macabre atmosphere, whimsical antics, and heartfelt, earnest friendship."

Booklist, starred review

"Jones is interested in giving readers more than spooky thrills; his characters have moral heft and are concerned with issues such as culpability, whether people can be considered good if they have done bad things, and the importance of living life to its fullest."

Kirkus Reviews

"British author Jones offers a witty take on Victorian ghost stories that mixes dark humor and satire with an almost traditional boy's adventure format."

Publishers Weekly

"It is part mystery, part adventure, and thoroughly delightful."

VOYA


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Publisher: Amulet Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: November 12, 2013

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781613124857
  • Release date: November 12, 2013

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781613124857
  • File size: 6087 KB
  • Release date: November 12, 2013

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.2
Lexile® Measure:760
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:3-4

Something mysterious and terrible is happening throughout Victorian London: Ghosts are disap­pearing. When this reaches the attention of the Ghost Bureau, the diligent but clueless Mr. Lapsewood, a paranormal paper-pusher, is sent to investigate, and what he discovers is grave. The Black Rot has arrived—a voracious spiritual infestation whereby empty haunted houses suck in unsuspecting ghosts and imprison them. Lapsewood's investigation weaves through the plotlines of several other memorable characters—both living and dead—including an undertaker's son who can see ghosts, a serial throat-slasher reminiscent of Jack the Ripper, an evangelical exorcist, and many more. The living and dead must work together if they hope to destroy the Black Rot—before it destroys both the ghost and human worlds.

This highly atmospheric and bitingly funny ghost story by successful British author Gareth P. Jones will delight fans of Eva Ibbotson and Neil Gaiman.

Praise for Constable & Toop

STARRED REVIEW

"Jones has crafted a menacing, spooky Victorian London full of criminals and unfinished business, which is well balanced by the biting satire and buffoonery of the Bureau. Add to that a cast of fascinating, well-wrought characters—from the smarmy and threatening Jack, to the precocious, pot-stirring aspiring journalist, Clara—and it's a winning combination of macabre atmosphere, whimsical antics, and heartfelt, earnest friendship."

Booklist, starred review

"Jones is interested in giving readers more than spooky thrills; his characters have moral heft and are concerned with issues such as culpability, whether people can be considered good if they have done bad things, and the importance of living life to its fullest."

Kirkus Reviews

"British author Jones offers a witty take on Victorian ghost stories that mixes dark humor and satire with an almost traditional boy's adventure format."

Publishers Weekly

"It is part mystery, part adventure, and thoroughly delightful."

VOYA


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Amulet Books

    Kindle Book
    Release date: November 12, 2013

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781613124857
    Release date: November 12, 2013

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781613124857
    File size: 6087 KB
    Release date: November 12, 2013

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 5.2
    Lexile® Measure: 760
    Interest Level: 4-8(MG)
    Text Difficulty: 3-4
  • Reviews
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