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The diviners /

by Bray, Libba.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: The diviners ; [1].Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: 578 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780316126113 (hardback) :; 031612611X (hardback).Title notes: $19.99 11-2012 (db)BRA $19.99 11/19/2012 $19.99 1/13/2015Subject(s): Psychic ability -- Fiction | Occultism -- Fiction | Uncles -- Fiction | Murder -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951 -- Fiction | Mystery and detective stories | JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic | JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women | JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century | Psychic ability -- Fiction | Paranormal fiction | Uncles -- Fiction | Murder -- Fiction | Mystery and detective stories | Historical fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951 -- Fiction | Young adult fiction | Mystery fictionSummary: Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.
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A young woman discovers her mysterious powers could help catch a killer in the first book of The Diviners series--a stunning supernatural historical mystery set in 1920s New York City, from Printz Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray. <br> <br> Evangeline O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and sent off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is ecstatic. It's 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries he'll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far.<br> <br> When the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer. As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfurl in the city that never sleeps. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened...<br> <br>

$19.99 11-2012 (db)

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$19.99 1/13/2015

Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.

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Travel back to New York City in the 1920s with all the glitz, glamour, and occasional supernatural serial murder. For once, Evie O'Neill's little party trick -- reading people's secrets via objects that belong to them -- heralds more good than harm if it can help stop a serial killer from rampaging through New York to fulfill an old prophecy. Evie also soon discovers she isn't the only one with powers. With a captivating cast of characters to portray, LaVoy brings them all to life, employing a variety of accents that reflects the diversity of the city's inhabitants. With so many competing voices, however, LaVoy is not always completely successful: though she imbues the spectral figure and antagonist John Hobbes with an eerie shakiness, at times her portrayal comes off as over the top. Still, LaVoy fully captures Evie's bubbly personality, and her overall verve and clarity nicely complement Bray's vivid writing. Listeners will be humming the song "Naughty John" for days on end. marisa finkelstein (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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