The Hand of the Devil

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Delacorte Press, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 271 pages
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Ashley Reeves is a young journalist at freak-of-nature magazineMissing Link.His future's bright, even if he does spend most of his time investigating hoaxes. When he receives a letter promising him a once-in-a-lifetime story, he jumps at the opportunity. The only thing is, his life is exactly what it might cost him.
The letter is from Reginald Mather, a man who at first seems no more than an eccentric collector of insects, happy to live in isolation on a remote island. But when Ashley finds himself stranded with Mather and unearths the horrific truth behind the collector's past, he is thrown headlong into a macabre nightmare that quickly spirals out of control.
Ashley's life is in danger. . . .
And Mather is not the only enemy. . . .
Gruesome, compelling, and terrifying,The Hand of the Devilwill make you never want to leave the house without bug spray again.

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User Review  - adpaton - LibraryThing

A giant telepathic mosquito - hmmm.... I'm surprised this had not yet been made into a film - set somewhere in America of course. The English have not done B-grade schlock horror well on the screen ... Read full review

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User Review  - PitcherBooks - LibraryThing

Too simple and simply written for adults and way too violent and gory for kids. I couldn't honestly recommend this to any age group. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Dean Vincent Carter is 28 and sorts the post at a top London publishing house. He landed his book deal after catching an editor's eye with his witty emails. The author lives in London.

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