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The agony house /

by Priest, Cherie [author.]; O'Connor, Tara [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780545934299; 054593429X.Subject(s): Ghost stories | Haunted houses -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Juvenile fiction | Murder -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Juvenile fiction | Comic books, strips, etc -- Juvenile fiction | Detective and mystery stories | New Orleans (La.) -- Juvenile fiction | Mystery and detective stories | Ghosts -- Fiction | Haunted houses -- Fiction | Murder -- Fiction | Cartoons and comics -- Fiction | New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Ghost stories | Detective and mystery fiction | Fiction | Ghost stories | Juvenile works | Graphic novelsSummary: Seventeen-year-old Denise Farber, her mom, and her stepfather are moving back to New Orleans, into the Argonne house, which is over 150 years old, and really showing its age, but which her mother plans to turn into a bed-and-breakfast--but old houses have histories, and sometimes ghosts, and a mysterious old comic book that Denise finds in the attic may hold the answer to a crime and the terrifying things that keep happening in what she thinks of as the "Agony" house.
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Denise Farber has just moved back to New Orleans with her mom and step-dad. They left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and have finally returned, wagering the last of their family's money on fixing up an old, rundown house and converting it to a bed and breakfast.<br> <br> Nothing seems to work around the place, which doesn't seem too weird to Denise. The unexplained noises are a little more out of the ordinary, but again, nothing too unusual. But when floors collapse, deadly objects rain down, and she hears creepy voices, it's clear to Denise that something more sinister lurks hidden here.<br> <br> Answers may lie in an old comic book Denise finds concealed in the attic: the lost, final project of a famous artist who disappeared in the 1950s. Denise isn't budging from her new home, so she must unravel the mystery-on the pages and off-if she and her family are to survive...

"This book contains 50 interior comic illustrations in addition to the text"--Publisher.

Seventeen-year-old Denise Farber, her mom, and her stepfather are moving back to New Orleans, into the Argonne house, which is over 150 years old, and really showing its age, but which her mother plans to turn into a bed-and-breakfast--but old houses have histories, and sometimes ghosts, and a mysterious old comic book that Denise finds in the attic may hold the answer to a crime and the terrifying things that keep happening in what she thinks of as the "Agony" house.

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Seventeen-year-old Denise and her family return to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to flip an old house into a bed and breakfast. Soon Denise learns the house is haunted by two ghosts, whose deaths may be connected to a comic book Denise finds abandoned in her attic. That comic (illustrated in sharp monochromatic blue) is interspersed between chapters of this engaging, atmospheric paranormal mystery. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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