The Black Book of Secrets

The Black Book of Secrets

Book - 2007
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'Wonderful. Anyone looking for the next big thing has come to the right place. Higgins has created a uniquely grim fantasy world that more than holds its own with Dickens or Peake. Her characters are brilliantly realised and the story grabs at the reader with hooked talons' Eoin Colfer . When Ludlow Fitchâe(tm)s parents cruelly betray him, he steals away on the back of a carriage and leaves behind the stinking City. He arrives in the dead of night at a remote village, where he crosses paths with the tall and limping figure of Joe Zabbidou - a pawnbroker with a difference. For Joe trades secrets, not goods, for cash. Employed as Joeâe(tm)s assistant, Ludlow records the villagersâe(tm) fiendish confessions in an ancient leather-bound volume: The Black Book of Secrets. There's the gravedigger who has been resurrecting bodies; the butcher who made a mouse-meat pie for his bullying father, with fatal consequences; the wizened bookseller who went to murderous lengths to get her hands on a priceless tome. Ludlow longs to trust his mysterious master, but he senses Joe has much to hide. But then Ludlow Fitch has his own, very dark, secrets . . .
Publisher: London : Macmillan Chidren's Books, 2007
ISBN: 9781405089791
1405089792
Branch Call Number: J HIG
Characteristics: 297 p

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Aug 07, 2012

This is a very interesting book with a very nice climax! Its also has a nice hook at the begining to attract the readers deeper and deeper into the books mysteries.

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