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The Perfect Place to Die



by
Bryce Moore

Edition
Paperback
Publisher
Sourcebooks
Imprint
Fire
ISBN
9781728229119
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Language: Mild Language , Violence: General , Violence: Abuse Reference/Discussion
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Stalking Jack the Ripper meets a YA Devil in the White City in this terrifying story of a girl trying to save her sister from one of the most notorious mass murderers in history.

When Zuretta's sister, Ruby, travels to Chicago, and disappears, Zuretta leaves home to find her. She has a little bit of money from her Utah church, an abiding fandom of the legendary Pinkertons, and a deep hope and faith of finding Ruby soon.

After a series of mishaps, she claws her way forward, taking a job in the very place her sister Ruby last worked—a hotel owned by notorious serial killer Dr. H. H. Holmes.

But Zuretta's efforts to find out what happened to her sister don't go unnoticed, and before long, she finds herself up against one of the most infamous mass murderers in American history—and his custom-built death trap.Author’s note. 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Mild Language , Violence: General , Violence: Abuse Reference/Discussion

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Format

Print

Page Count

384

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

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0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2021

Book Genres

Thriller

Topics

Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency. World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893. Chicago, Illinois. Household employees. Sisters. Buildings. Murder. Mystery and detective stories. Horror stories. Nineteenth-century history of Chicago, Illinois. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up–A thrilling historical novel set during the Chicago World’s Fair. Zuretta and Ruby are sisters living in Utah with their mother and abusive father. After seeing terrible bruises on Zuretta, Ruby decides they need to leave home for good. Zuretta chooses to stay for her mother, and Ruby goes off on her own. Ruby consistently writes to her sister about her adventures and her new job as a maid, but suddenly letters back stop coming. Zuretta is afraid something terrible happened to Ruby, so she travels to Chicago to find her. With some help from new friends and months of searching, Zuretta gets a job as a maid at a hotel called the Castle, a place she discovers her sister was working before her disappearance. Unbeknownst to Zuretta, she’s hot on the trail of one of the world’s most infamous serial killers. This story takes time to build, but readers who stick around will not be disappointed. Zuretta is a determined young woman who continues her search regardless of the many male characters who doubt her. While this story is historical, this trait is still important for readers to observe. The vocabulary and dialogue fit with the time period, although younger teens may need help defining some words or phrases. True crime buffs will appreciate the passages at the beginning of each chapter, which are excerpts from serial killer H.H. Holmes’ published confession. Race of characters is not mentioned. VERDICT Purchase where true crime and horror fiction circulate well.–Lisa Buffi, Sterling M.S., VA

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up–A thrilling historical novel set during the Chicago World’s Fair. Zuretta and Ruby are sisters living in Utah with their mother and abusive father. After seeing terrible bruises on Zuretta, Ruby decides they need to leave home for good. Zuretta chooses to stay for her mother, and Ruby goes off on her own. Ruby consistently writes to her sister about her adventures and her new job as a maid, but suddenly letters back stop coming. Zuretta is afraid something terrible happened to Ruby, so she travels to Chicago to find her. With some help from new friends and months of searching, Zuretta gets a job as a maid at a hotel called the Castle, a place she discovers her sister was working before her disappearance. Unbeknownst to Zuretta, she’s hot on the trail of one of the world’s most infamous serial killers. This story takes time to build, but readers who stick around will not be disappointed. Zuretta is a determined young woman who continues her search regardless of the many male characters who doubt her. While this story is historical, this trait is still important for readers to observe. The vocabulary and dialogue fit with the time period, although younger teens may need help defining some words or phrases. True crime buffs will appreciate the passages at the beginning of each chapter, which are excerpts from serial killer H.H. Holmes’ published confession. Race of characters is not mentioned. VERDICT Purchase where true crime and horror fiction circulate well.–Lisa Buffi, Sterling M.S., VA

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