Annotations for Black Book of Secrets


Baker & Taylor
After running away from his evil parents in the City, Ludlow Fitch meets Joe Zabbidou, a pawnbroker of secrets who enlists Ludlow as an apprentice to record the confessions of the townspeople in the remote village of Pagus Parvus.

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Baker & Taylor
When Ludlow Fitch runs away from his thieving parents in the City, he meets up with the mysterious Joe Zabbidou, who calls himself a secret pawnbroker, and who takes Ludlow as an apprentice to record the confessions of the townspeople of Pagus Parvus, where resentments are many and trust is scarce.

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Baker & Taylor
When Ludlow Fitch's parents cruelly betray him, he leaves the city for a remote village where he gets a job with a mysterious pawnbroker who trades people's deepest, darkest secrets for cash. 100,000 first printing.

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McMillan Palgrave

"I have a dreadful confession . . ." A pawnbroker of secrets and his young assistant hold the key to unlocking the mystery behind a village's evil tyrant in this spine-tingling debut.



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McMillan Palgrave
A boy arrives at a remote village in the dead of night. His name is Ludlow Fitch--and he is running from a most terrible past. What he is about to learn is that in this village is the life he has dreamed of--a safe place to live, and a job, as the assistant to a mysterious pawnbroker who trades people's deepest, darkest secrets for cash. Ludlow's job is to neatly transcribe the confessions in an ancient leather-bound tome: The Black Book of Secrets.

Ludlow yearns to trust his mentor, who refuses to disclose any information on his past experiences or future intentions. What the pawnbroker does not know is, in a town brimming with secrets, the most troubling may be held by his new apprentice.


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