Pure Dead Trouble

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Random House Children's Books, Feb 19, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
After a vacation in Italy, the Strega-Borgia clan arrives home to a shocking discovery: their faithful butler Latch lying comatose on the front doorstep, reeking faintly of sulphur. Horrified and troubled, Titus and Pandora suspect this may be an omen of bad fortune, but both are soon distracted by their own problems.

Only Nanny McLachlan realizes the truth: Whatever it was that came for Latch is coming back. And when it does, will she alone be strong enough to protect the family?

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Juvenile fantasy, fourth in the series; shows all the signs of the author losing interest and/or running out of ideas. Read full review


Dramatis Personae
Nothing to Declare
The Broken Latch
Feet of Clay
Ring Fever
Toil and Trouble
The Truth About Hell
The Magic Word
A Silent Proposal
A Demon Disguised
Zander Smells a Rat
Dragon Agony
Fire and Ice
Crash and Burn
Ring of Dank Water
Raining Dogs

Muddy Waters
Neither Fish nor Fowl nor Good Red Herring
The Witness in the Moat
The Witness in the Ashes
The Witness in the Thorns
A Spell of Good Weather
Hells Bells and Buckets of Blood
The Witness in the Water
An Empty Net
A Walk in the Woods
A Brush with Greatness
Assault and Battery
A Ring of Spells
Ring of Iron
Out to Lunch
The Biter Bit
Through a Glass Darkly
A Devil Dines Out
Pure Dead Romantic
When the Feelings Gone
Ring of Stone
Stone of Power
Into the Dark
In Deep
Latch Alone
The Witnesses for Hope
Memento Mori

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Debi Gliori, born in Glasgow in 1959, is a Scottish writer and illustrator of many popular children’s books. Her bestsellers include What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf? and Mr. Bear to the Rescue, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

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