Annotations for Bone Magician


Baker & Taylor
While working as a body watcher for the local undertaker, Pin Carpue witnesses a bone magician bring a body back from the dead and becomes immediately suspicious of past events that left his mother dead and labeled his father a murderer. 40,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
With a serial killer stalking the streets of Urbs Umida, Pin Carpue, an undertaker's assistant, investigates and soon discovers that all of the victims may have attended the performance of a magician who claims sinister powers.

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McMillan Palgrave
Pin Carpue is on his own in the world. His mother is dead and his father is missing after being labeled a suspect in a rash of murders. Pin finds a job working for the local undertaker as a body watcher, making sure people are really dead before they're buried. The body he's supposed to be watching tonight is currently surrounded by three people engaged in a most unusual ceremony. An old man, a bone magician, and his young female assistant are waking a woman so her grieving fiancÚ can have one last goodbye with her. Pin can't believe it will work, but then the dead woman sits up and speaks.

Pin is determined to discover how the magic works. He cannot believe they are raising the dead. He cannot believe his father is a murderer. Then Pin himself nearly becomes the killer's next victim.

As this mysterious tale unfolds with delicious creepiness, Pin will learn more about the bone magician, the girl Juno, and a hideous creature called the Gluttonous Beast that is kept in a local tavern where people pay for a glimpse.

Once again, F.E. Higgins delivers a story that is full of intrigue and suspense.


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McMillan Palgrave
A boy's quest to uncover the truth about how a "bone magician" raises the dead puts his own life in peril and embroils him in a dark mystery.


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