The Eyeball Collector by F. E. Higgins

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When his butterfly-collector father is swindled to within an inch of his life, a vengeful Hector leaves the city of Urbs Umida in pursuit of a fiendish villain with a glass eye. The trail leads to Withypitts Hall, a forbidding Gothic mansion as warped as its inhabitants and their secret schemes. Soon Hector finds himself embroiled in mysterious deeds more poisonous than his worst imaginings, but every twist and turn brings him closer to his revenge . . .
 

About F. E. Higgins

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F.E. Higgins is the author of The Black Book of Secrets, The Bone Magician and The Eyeball Collector. As a child, she once saw a ghostly apparition, and ever since then, she has been fascinated by the macabre. Born in London, F.E. Higgins now lives in a haunted house that dates back to the fifteenth century, in a small village in rural Kent, England.
 
Published June 5, 2009 by Macmillan Children's Books. 308 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In what the author dubs a “polyquel” that partially bridges her Black Book of Secrets (2007) and its prequel Bone Magician (2008), Higgins sends a suddenly penniless young orphan from the filthy streets of Urbs Umida’s South Side to an extravagantly rococo estate house in search of vengeance for ...

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This is sharp and clever book for sharp and clever children.

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In Higgins's witty “polyquel” to The Black Book of Secrets and The Bone Magician (it “contains elements from both stories as well as mysteries all of its own,” per her postscript), young Hector finds himself homeless and penniless after his father is blackmailed and disgraced.

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