"Rarely does a novel so suffused with death radiate as much life as this spirited—in every sense of the word—genre-bending adventure. The author...has a deeper design in mind, which only becomes apparent with the book’s immensely satisfying final bombshells. Racculia should win many new fans with this inspired effort." —Publishers Weekly, starred review "Thrilling, romantic, and charming as all get out, a love letter to former witchy girls and compulsive dreamers that will make readers reassess what--and who--they value...spooky, witty, and observant, Racculia's novel of friendship and bigger-than-life aspirations is a treasure." —Kirkus, starred review“Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts is so much fun it should be criminal. A mystery hidden in a game, hidden in a romp around Boston, with intrigue, a little romance, and a ghost? Perfection. Racculia has a gift for both humor and creating deeply relatable oddballs. Genuinely funny, whip-smart, and at times profound, it is a novel that reminds us both of the pure joy of play, and the importance of finding people who matter.” —Erika Swyler, bestselling author of The Book of Speculation and Light from Other Stars “Racculia has created a curiosity cabinet of a novel here—brimming with wonder and surprise, and populated by a charming, somewhat haunted, cast of outsiders. Clue by clue, page by page, Tuesday Mooney leads readers through an adventure that is bookish and spooky and compulsively fun!” —Matthew Sullivan, author of Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore "In Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts Kate Racculia has created a host of wonderful odd-ball and eccentric characters, not least Tuesday Mooney herself: smart, vivacious, and beguiling. I was swept up in her crazy treasure hunt through Boston, looking for ghosts—real and imagined. A book for the curious and spirited." —Claire Fuller, author of Bitter Orange, Swimming Lessons, and Our Endless Numbered Days “Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts is a story like no other. This tale of a high-stakes scavenger hunt—and the complex inner lives of those competing—is witty, exciting, and absolutely riveting. Before you know it, you'll be playing the game right along with the characters, and with your full heart. I loved this.” —Kayla Rae Whitaker, author of The Animators “Shirley Jackson by way of Henry James by way of The Westing Game—but pure hilariously wry and witty Kate Racculia. This book was so engrossing and so delightful that I actually yelped when it ended—I wish every book was as much pure fun as Tuesday Mooney.” —Amber Sparks, author of The Unfinished World “Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts is at once a quirky ghost story, an addictive adventure tale, a love letter to the city of Boston, and, at its center, a story about grieving, intimacy, and what it means to be a true friend. I loved every page of this smart, exuberant book, from its intriguing start to its heartfelt finish. An absolute joy to read.” —Louise Miller, author of The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living and The Late Bloomers’ Club"A deliciously dark confection of a novel, and one of the most thoroughly enjoyable books I've read in years." —Celeste Ng, on Bellweather Rhapsody "Funny and exuberant, twisty and captivating. Racculia tells the truth here, about art and life and the many trajectories that talent can take. She's also written the most resonant descriptions of music—how it really works in the head and the heart—that I've ever read. For its darkness and its glee, I loved this novel." —Robin Sloan, on Bellweather Rhapsody
A motley crew of Bostonians seeks an eccentric millionaire's fortune in an epic, citywide treasure hunt that kicks off after his untimely death.
Tuesday Mooney is the best prospect researcher on Boston General Hospital's fundraising team, a "bizarro know-it-all tall girl" with the aura of a grown-up Wednesday Addams. Despite her reputation as a formidable, reclusive "woman in black," Tuesday nurtures a few friendships, albeit at arm's length. There's Dex Howard, a karaoke-obsessed financier perpetually unlucky in love; Tuesday's neighbor Dorry Bones, a motherless Somerville teen in desperate need of a role model; and Abby Hobbes, a Ouija board-wielding classmate who disappeared during Tuesday's teenage years—and who just so happens to be haunting her in adulthood. When cape-wearing Poe fanatic Vincent Pryce keels over at a hospital charity auction midbid, Tuesday uses all the skills—and hospital databases—at her disposal to win a portion of Pryce's incredible fortune. But will Tuesday's past, and her poor judgment, catch up with her before she can win? And will her partnership with the strange but charming tycoon Nathaniel Arches sink or buoy her chances of success? Racculia (Bellweather Rhapsody, 2014, etc.) returns with a roaring adventure novel that never loses sight of adulthood's woes: Characters lament their school loan balances and worry about selling out in their careers, struggle with intimacy, and occasionally stew in self-loathing. Even as the whimsical treasure hunt picks up its pace on Boston Common and in the tunnels of the T, Racculia ensures that real livelihoods—and lives—are at stake. The result is thrilling, romantic, and charming as all get out, a love letter to former witchy girls and compulsive dreamers that will make readers reassess what—and who—they value.
Spooky, witty, and observant, Racculia's novel of friendship and bigger-than-life aspirations is a treasure.
Normally a loner, Tuesday Mooney gets caught up in a massive scavenger hunt when eccentric Boston billionaire Vincent Pryce dies, having scattered clues throughout the city that will lead to a juicy portion of his wealth. And for Tuesday and her teammates, that means having to face ghosts from their past—some of them real. With a 35,000-copy first printing; from the ALA Alex Award-winning author (Bellweather Rhapsody), who currently works at the Bethlehem Area Public Library, PA.