Twelve Minutes to Midnight

Twelve Minutes to Midnight

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Penelope Tredwell is the feisty thirteen-year-old orphan heiress of Victorian Britain's bestselling magazine, the Penny Dreadful. Her spine-chilling tales—concealed under the pen name Montgomery Finch—are gripping the public. One day she receives a letter from the governor of the Bedlam madhouse requesting Finch's help to investigate the asylum's strange goings-on. Every night at precisely twelve minutes to midnight, the inmates all begin feverishly writing—incoherent ramblings that Penelope quickly realizes are frightening visions of the century to come. But what is causing this phenomenon? In the first book of this smart new series, Penelope is drawn into a thrilling mystery more terrifying than anything she could ever imagine!
Publisher: New York : Albert Whitman & Company, 2014
ISBN: 9781480475601

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obtusata
Mar 13, 2017

Fun and imaginative

amykduffy Jul 31, 2014

Penelope Tredwell edits a literary magazine, The Penny Dreadful, that she inherited from her father. She also pens horror stories under the name Montgomery Flinch that captivate all of Victorian England. She's asked to help investigate mysterious behavior at the local insane asylum and soon gets caught up in a real-life tale of mystery and suspense. Readers will have to suspend disbelief that a 13-year-old girl gets away with such wild antics during this time period, but the references to Victorian authors like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells add to the spooky yet entertaining Gothic setting. Fans of classic horror and mystery stories of Poe and Doyle will devour this one. The sequel is due soon.

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