Never Trust a Dead Man

Never Trust a Dead Man

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When Selwyn is accused of murdering his rival, Farold, he is sealed in the village burial cave with Farold, he is sealed in the village burial cave with Farold's mouldering corpse to await starvation - or worse. Worse comes along quickly in the form of a witch who raises Farold from the dead. Selwyn thought he disliked Farold when he was alive, but that was nothing compared to working by the dead man's side as they searched for the real killer.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 114 x 176 x 20mm | 81.65g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0152064486
  • 9780152064488
  • 1,053,398

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Selwyn is brokenhearted when the beautiful Anora chooses to marry the awful-but-rich Farold. It's bad enough when Farold beats him up in front of the villagers, but nothing prepares him for when Farold is found murdered. All accusing fingers point to Selwyn, who is promptly sealed in a burial cave with Farold's corpse.
But they're not alone in the cave. A witch appears with an offer of escape if Selwyn will be her servant. The witch brings Farold back from the dead in the form of a bat-too bad he doesn't know who really killed him! There's no choice left for Selwyn except to join forces with his worst enemy, a dead man, to find the real murderer.
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[set star] "Filled with engaging characters, witty dialogue, and lots of action, this is an entertaining blend of fantasy, whodunit, and comedy." "School Library Journal" (starred) "Universally appealing and difficult to put down." "Kirkus Reviews" [set star] -Filled with engaging characters, witty dialogue, and lots of action, this is an entertaining blend of fantasy, whodunit, and comedy.---School Library Journal (starred) -Universally appealing and difficult to put down.---Kirkus Reviews [set star] "Filled with engaging characters, witty dialogue, and lots of action, this is an entertaining blend of fantasy, whodunit, and comedy."--School Library Journal (starred) "Universally appealing and difficult to put down."--Kirkus Reviews [set star] Filled with engaging characters, witty dialogue, and lots of action, this is an entertaining blend of fantasy, whodunit, and comedy. School Library Journal (starred) Universally appealing and difficult to put down. Kirkus Reviews" "Vande Velde offers a funny and imaginative murder mystery that intrigues as much as it entertains. . . . Laugh-out-loud dialogue . . . even the characters themselves don't want their story to end."--"The Horn Book Magazine"
"Murder, magic, salacious secrets, and sparkling wit immediately pull the reader into this engrossing medieval whodunit. . . . difficult to put down."--"Kirkus Reviews"
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853 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
5 20% (168)
4 36% (308)
3 36% (311)
2 6% (55)
1 1% (11)
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