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Title: The Book of Kindly Deaths
Author: Eldritch Black
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press Middle Grade
ISBN Ebook: 978-1-939392-96-1
Formats: Paper, e-book
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF THE MONSTERS IN A BOOK BECAME REAL?
When twelve-year old Eliza Winter finds a secret room in her missing grandfather’s sprawling, Gothic house, her safe, sheltered life is blown apart. Inside, below a stained glass window where moonlight shines no matter the time of day, sits The Book of Kindly Deaths.
In defiance of her controlling mother, who has always forbidden her to read anything strange or imaginary, Eliza takes the book. As night sets in, Eliza reads one haunting story after another. And the further she journeys inside the book, the more the boundaries between our world and a shadowy land of monsters and forbidden places begin to blur.
When the strange, crooked man from the book arrives on the doorstep claiming to be a rare book collector and demanding entry into the house, Eliza’s world is turned upside down. To escape him she must dive all the way into the spine-tingling world of The Book of Kindly Deaths to save her grandfather—and write an end to the nightmare she's caught inside.
From Eldritch's blog --
The Curious Origins of Eldritch Black
I was born in the dark and twisted streets of London, England and raised by a pack of vampiric wolves until I passed into the care of a ghostly family of former ventriloquists. The least said about that time, the better.
Upon being ejected from school like a cork from a bottle of Port, I left the family home and found a career investigating the strange and unusual. Sometimes I was paid, but mostly not. Still, my work inspired me to write tales of ghastly things and daring adventures for readers both young and old alike.
During my journey into the world of writing, I was fortunate enough to make the acquaintance, and later representation, of the all-roundsupercalifragilisticexpialidocious literary Agent Savant Laurie McLean.Since that happy meeting, my intrepid agent sold my debut novel “The Book of Kindly Deaths” which is set to be published by Spencer Hill Press in June 2014.