The Bone Magician

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Feiwel & Friends, Feb 15, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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Pin Carpue is on his own in the world. His mother is dead and his father is missing after being labeled a suspect in a rash of murders. Pin finds a job working for the local undertaker as a body watcher, making sure people are really dead before they're buried. The body he's supposed to be watching tonight is currently surrounded by three people engaged in a most unusual ceremony. An old man, a bone magician, and his young female assistant are waking a woman so her grieving fiancÚ can have one last goodbye with her. Pin can't believe it will work, but then the dead woman sits up and speaks.

Pin is determined to discover how the magic works. He cannot believe they are raising the dead. He cannot believe his father is a murderer. Then Pin himself nearly becomes the killer's next victim.

As this mysterious tale unfolds with delicious creepiness, Pin will learn more about the bone magician, the girl Juno, and a hideous creature called the Gluttonous Beast that is kept in a local tavern where people pay for a glimpse.

Once again, F.E. Higgins delivers a story that is full of intrigue and suspense.

 

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User Review  - 68papyrus - LibraryThing

The Bone Magician is the paraquel to the Black Book of Secrets. This tells the story of young Pin who is caring for himself after his mother's death and his father's disappearance. To make matters ... Read full review

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THE BONE MAGICIAN I bought this book because it was cheap and the cover had great images and a tactile feel. Set in Victorian Dickensian times I knew I would like it. It is about an abandoned boy, Pin ... Read full review

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Contents

PROLOGUE Pins Journal
1
CHAPTER ONE Strange Company
3
CHAPTER TWO Grave Matters
7
CHAPTER THREE A Death in the Family
13
CHAPTER FOUR Goddfrey Gaufridus
17
CHAPTER FIVE Memento Mori
29
CHAPTER SIX Pins Journal
33
CHAPTER SEVEN A Good Profession
39
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR Rudy Idolice
155
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE The Gluttonous Beast
163
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX Lost
169
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN Saved
175
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT Article from The Urbs Umida Daily Chronicle A LUCKY ESCAPE
183
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE Pins Journal
189
CHAPTER THIRTY Be Careful What You Wish For
197
CHAPTER THIRTYONE A Queer Collection
203

CHAPTER EIGHT A Watery End
45
CHAPTER NINE Deodonatus Snoad
53
CHAPTER TEN Article from The Urbs Umida Daily Chronicle BEASTLY GOINGSON AT THE NIMBLE FINGER
59
CHAPTER ELEVEN Home Sweet Home
63
CHAPTER TWELVE An Evenings Entertainment
69
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Pins Journal
75
CHAPTER FOURTEEN A Chance Encounter
83
CHAPTER FIFTEEN Beag Hickory
91
CHAPTER SIXTEEN Article from The Urbs Umida Daily Chronicle UNEARTHLY GOINGSON AT THE NIMBLE FINGER
99
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN A Late Supper
103
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Beag Tells a Story
109
CHAPTER NINETEEN A Disturbed Night
115
CHAPTER TWENTY Pins Journal
123
CHAPTER TWENTYONE A Tale and a Deal
129
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO Aluph Buncombe
137
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE A Gruesome Discovery
147
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO Pins Journal
209
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREE Bumps in the Night
215
CHAPTER THIRTYFOUR Under Cover
225
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVE Revelation
235
CHAPTER THIRTYSIX Nature Creates Nothing Without a Purpose
239
CHAPTER THIRTYSEVEN Pins Journal
245
CHAPTER THIRTYEIGHT A Difficult Task
249
CHAPTER THIRTYNINE Juno Tells a Story
253
CHAPTER FORTY Article from The Urbs Umida Daily Chronicle SILVER APPLE KILLER UNCOVERED
259
CHAPTER FORTYONE Pins Journal
263
CHAPTER FORTYTWO Departure
265
A Note from F E Higgins
267
Appendix I The Princess and the Toad from Houndseckers Tales of Faeries and Blythe Spirits
269
Appendix II The Shaking Spider Pholcus phalangioides
273
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F.E. Higgins is the author of The Black Book of Secrets and The Eyeball Collector. As a child, she once saw a ghostly apparition, and ever since then, she has been fascinated by the macabre. Born in London, F.E. Higgins now lives in a haunted house that dates back to the fifteenth century, in a small village in rural Kent, England.

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