The Poisoned House

The Poisoned House

[a Ghost Story]

Book - 2011
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As the widowed master of an elegant house in Victorian-era London slips slowly into madness and his tyrannical housekeeper takes on more power, a ghostly presence distracts a teenaged maidservant with clues to a deadly secret.
Publisher: Chicago : Albert Whitman, 2011.
ISBN: 9780807565896
080756589X
Branch Call Number: YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Characteristics: 319 p. ;,19 cm.

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BWilsoned
Oct 13, 2015

This is a great gothic story for upper elementary and older folks. Set in a big old house in the late 1800s, Abigail is the much-abused serving girl in a house with quite a few secrets. Without parents, and her mother dead just a year ago, Abigail cannot understand why the housekeeper (sister-in-law to Lord Greave) detests her so much. The wounded soldier son arrives home and strange things start happening all over the house. It seems that someone (or ghost) is making malevolent mischief:) Find out who and why as Abigail tries to track down the truth.

CLLinda Nov 25, 2013

Very good story. Could hardly put it down. Very well written.

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margot1962
Jun 21, 2012

Delightful book. Well written, I felt as though I was sitting in the corner, watching it all unfold.

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