The Death Collector by Justin Richards

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"Both Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Who would feel right at home in this tale that begs to be made into a movie. A thoroughly enjoyable romp. . . .Simply smashing." -Kirkus Reviews

"A terrific blend of horror and mystery . . . a quick read packed with twists, turns, and just enough gore to keep things interesting. A great choice for horror fans." - School Library Journal

"Suspense and adventure in abundance make for a thrilling read." -Publishers Weekly "A rip-snorter of an adventure novel . . . super-fun non-literary flat-out fast-paced adventure." -Bookshelves of Doom (online)

What starts as an ordinary picket-pocketing incident in Victorian London unites three teens against a madman. Eddie is the pickpocket; George is an assistant at the British Museum; Elizabeth has a nose for trouble-and all of them are being hunted by Augustus Lorimore. Lorimore is a sinister factory owner, a villain bent on reanimating the dead, both humans and dinosaurs-and one of each is already terrorizing the streets of London. It's up to Eddie, George, and Elizabeth to stop Lorimore's monsters . . . or die trying.

Recalling the classic horror of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the gothic chills of Caleb Carr's The Alienist, Justin Richard's novel is a historic thrill ride that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page.

About Justin Richards

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The writer behind the fictional Melody Malone is Justin Richards, an experienced writer of Doctor Who and other children's novels.
Published October 1, 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 336 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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British twins Rich and Jade Chance have come to accept that their father works for British Intelligence, but they’re not about to let him have all the adventures in the family.

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And, of course, there’s a villainous thug lurking just around the corner, who has a telltale scar down the side of his face and goes by the ominous name of “Blade,” as well as a giant creature that breathes fire into the night.

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Scene: the foggy streets of Victorian London.

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Duplicitous men and not-quite human beings are trying to track them down and steal the bit of Glick's diary that George keeps tucked in his wallet, and the one man that George is sure he can trust might not be so trustworthy.

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Three young people are brought together on the foggy, dark streets of London by a scrap of paper from a diary.

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