Something Strange and Deadly - Susan Dennard (Hardcover)

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24 Jul 2012
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Susan Dennard
Harpercollins Childrens Books
Something Strange and Deadly
Number of Pages
216 x 152 x 38mm (472g)


  • A debut installment in a planned trilogy introduces 16-year-old Eleanor Fitt, who enlists the help of motley Spirit-Hunters and handsome inventor Daniel when her brother goes missing at the same time Philadelphia is overcome by a Dead uprising. A first novel. 75,000 first printing.


Sixteen-year-old Eleanor Fitt&;s brother is missing. And when she discovers that the Dead are rising in Philadelphia and wreaking havoc throughout the city, she knows that her brother is involved.

So Eleanor enlists the help of the Spirit-Hunters. This motley crew, hired to protect the city from supernatural forces, is after the necromancer who has been reanimating corpses. Their skills can save her brother. But as Eleanor spends time with the Spirit-Hunters, and their handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. Now not only is her reputation at risk, but her very life may hang in the balance.

In Something Strange and Deadly, the first book in a trilogy, Susan Dennard weaves together vividly imagined scenes of action, adventure, and gorgeous Victorian fashion to create an entertaining steampunk tapestry of humor, horror, and romance. Readers who love Cassandra Clare&;s Infernal Devices series will be intrigued from the start.

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Juvenile Grades 7-9 Ages 12-14
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Horror & Ghost Stories
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
Library Subject 1
Brothers and sisters; Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Dead; Fiction.
Library Subject 3
Magic; Fiction.
Academic Subject 1
Teen's Fiction / Fantasy
Academic Subject 2
Teen's Fiction / Horror & Ghost Stories
Dewey Classification

Inside Flap

There's something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia. . . .

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about.

Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she's just read in the newspaper:

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor . . . from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she'll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including the maddeningly stubborn yet handsome Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.

Author Bio

Dennard, Susan: -

Susan Dennard is a writer turned marine biologist turned writer again. The Something Strange and Deadly trilogy is her debut. Among the traits she shares with her heroine Eleanor are a weakness for Shakespeare quotes, a healthy appetite for baked goods, and an insatiable curiosity. Sadly, Susan does not get to wear a corset or wave a parasol on a daily basis.