A Pocket Full of Murder

A Pocket Full of Murder

Book - 2015
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In Tarreton, where the rich have all the magic they wish and the poor can barely afford a spell to heat their homes, twelve-year-old Isaveth's father is accused of murdering an influential citizen and Isaveth, aided by eccentric street boy Quiz, tries to solve the magical murder mystery before her father is executed.
Publisher: New York :, Atheneum Books for Young Readers,, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781481437714
Branch Call Number: J FIC Ander
Characteristics: 342 pages


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ArapahoeBridget Jun 28, 2018

Nice little mystery with poverty, touches of larger social issues from religious persecution to government corruption, and magic. The spell baking parts were my favorite!

Mar 04, 2017

The sequel is very good and includes social structure that grasped my attention right away. It is fast paced and keeps me wanting to read more, especially the mystery involvment.

martha_w Feb 19, 2017

This book feels like it was written specifically for me: middle grade fantasy/mystery mash-up in a world that feels sort of late-Victorian/early 20th c.? Yes please. And, predictably, I really really enjoyed this. I thought the concept here (a world where nobles use proper sorcery and everyone else uses "common magic") was really interesting, I felt invested in the characters, and Anderson included lots of issues of religion and social class that you might not expect in such an overall light read, and yet they're handled in a way that feels totally age-appropriate. And there's a sequel! Cheers all around.

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