The Death Collectorby Justin Richards
"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." -/i>
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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.
- Bloomsbury USA
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- 3 MB
- Age Range:
- 12 Years
Meet the Author
Justin Richards has written dozens of novels, as well as audio and television scripts. He is a creative consultant to the BBC Worldwide's range of Doctor Who novels and the author of the middle-grade Invisible Detective series. Justin lives in Warwick, England.
Justin Richards has written dozens of novels, as well as audio and television scripts. He now writes and edits full time and is a Creative Consultant to BBC Worldwide's range of Doctor Who novels and non-fiction books. Justin's first foray into children's books culminated in the successful middle-grade Invisible Detective series (Putnam).
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The Death Collector is a mysterious and suspenseful book by Justin Richards. One of the main characters is Albert Wilkes he is an old man that died and don't know how. The setting is in the 1900's in Victiorian London. Albert's daughter Nora is trying to figure how he died. A kid named Eddie is a homeless kid who tries to steal George's piece of Glick's Diary. When George visits Lorimore he does not have Glick's Diary piece but Lorimore wants to buy it from him. The old man that got kidnapped by Scarface and Sidekick and don't figure out who he was. The author Richards did a great job setting up the story. There was a lot of mysterious things in the story. It was a great place in London for mysterious. This story was a great story and recommend it. I give it a four star rating
The book I read was a non fiction book called The Death Collector by Justin Richards takes place in Victorian London where a 14 year old pick pocket named Eddie, an assistant in an old British museum named George and a no good trouble maker named Liz join forces to stop the evil scientist from recreating dinosaurs and humans from the machines. These three children go off to an adventure to try to stop the scientists from doing this horrible deed, the kids find out from George that he has obtained a secret diary from a old scientist some pages of this old book my contain the contents of what may have been the blueprints of the prototypes of the machines and also gives a clue on who is making this all happen. If you enjoy books that will keep you wanting to read or even like books with a real good story behind it I strongly recommend this book. It is suspenseful, thrilling thrilling and you won't be able to keep your eyes away from this book .Justin Richards (Also Author of the invincible detective series) describes his words very well he also uses great format. The Death Collector will appeal to the ages of 12 and 15 it uses good vocabulary also a good a good amount of pages
THis was a great book and i would recommend it to other children or techers.