Monday, April 2, 2012

The Seer of Shadows by Avi

Horace is apprenticed to learn the new art of photography in 1872 New York City.  His master is not a very diligent worker but he does understand the new art of photos and how to sell to his customers.

When the photographer is asked to work with a wealthy lady Horace is forced into using a spy camera to take photos of the deceased daughter's portrait as part of a hoax to create more business.  Even though Horace feels trepidation at being part of a dishonest scam he goes through with his instructions.

He gets the photos that he was ordered to take along with a surprising addition. 

Follow Horace as he and Pegg, the young servant girl who was also a friend of the deceased, as they try to solve the mystery of the photo and how it appeared.

An excellent read, a bit of mystery, the birth of the art of photography and a good dose of paranormal activity to make a great page turner.

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