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A handsome stranger. A dead billionaire. A citywide treasure hunt. Tuesday Mooney's life is about to changeforevermore. Tuesday Mooney is a loner. She keeps to herself, begrudgingly socializes, and spends much of her time watching old Twin Peaks and X-Files DVDs. But when Vincent Pryce, Boston's most eccentric billionaire, diesleaving behind an epic treasure hunt through the city, with clues inspired by his hero, Edgar Allan PoeTuesday's adventure finally begins. Puzzle-loving Tuesday searches for clue after clue, joined by a ragtag crew: a wisecracking friend, an adoring teen neighbor, and a handsome, cagey young heir. The hunt tests their mettle, and with other teams from around the city also vying for the promised prizea share of Pryce's immense wealththey must move quickly. Pryce's clues cant be cracked with sharp wit alone; the searchers must summon the courage to face painful ghosts from their pasts (some more vivid than others) and discover their most guardeddesires and dreams. A deliciously funny ode to imagination, overflowing with love letters to art, from The Westing Game to Madonna to the Knights of the Round Table, Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts is the perfect read for thrill seekers, wanderers, word lovers, and anyone looking for an escape to the extraordinary.
Winner of a 2015 Alex AwardDelightfully odd...A fine cast of misfits and dreamers and foes. A. Entertainment Weekly ';A deliciously dark confection of a novel, and one of the most thoroughly enjoyable books I've read in years.' Celeste Ng, author ofEverything I Never Told You ';Warm, entertaining and thoughtful, and a glorious celebration of music.' Minneapolis Star Tribune Fifteen years ago, a murder-suicide in room 712 rocked the grand old Bellweather Hotel and the young bridesmaid who witnessed it, Minnie Graves. Now hundreds of high school musicians have gathered at the Bellweather for the annual Statewide festival; Minnie has returned to face her demons; and a blizzard is threatening to trap them all inside. When a young prodigy disappears from infamous room 712, the search for her entwines an eccentric cast of conductors and caretakers, teenagers on the verge and adults haunted by memories. A genre-bending page-turner, full of playful nods to pop-culture classics fromThe Shiningto Agatha Christie toGlee,Bellweather Rhapsodyis a winning new novel from a writer to watch. ';Funny and exuberant, twisty and captivating . . . For its darkness and its glee, I loved this novel.' Robin Sloan, author ofMr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore ';A rollicking story . . . Racculia's exuberant voice inspires laugh-out-loud moments while also bringing to life broken people who find solace in each other's heartaches.' Wisconsin State Journal