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Orphan Elizabeth Somers's malevolent aunt Purdy and uncle Burlap ship her off to the ominous Winterhouse hotel, owned by the peculiar Norbridge Falls. Upon arrival, Elizabeth quickly discovers that Winterhouse has many charms - most notably its massive library. It's not long before she locates a magical book of puzzles that will unlock a mystery involving Norbridge and his sinister family. But as she uncovers the hotel's secrets, Elizabeth starts to realize that she is somehow connected to Winterhouse, for better or for worse. Mystery, adventure, and beautiful writing combine in this exciting debut set within a hotel full of secrets.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250123886
Branch Call Number: J F GUT
Characteristics: 370 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Bristol, Chloe - Illustrator


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This book was fantastic! I’ve read it twice now and both times it had me on the edge of my seat!

Feb 22, 2019

I thought this book was absolutely fantastic! It was full of magic and mystery, puzzles and word games. The characters were lovable and the suspense kept the novel engaging!

Jan 31, 2019

This book was so good! If you've read and liked Escape from Lemoncello's Library or Book Scavenger you will definitely enjoy this book. Just like these other two series, it has the mystery and puzzles and clues... but with a splash of magic! It keeps you guessing all along the way what suspicious characters are up to and how or even if everything fits together. I am really looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

plymc_lindsAy Nov 16, 2018

Really good read. If you liked Greenglass House, you will like this one.

OPL_KrisC Feb 03, 2018

A fun and engaging mystery with a little bit of fantasy and magic added in. I am looking forward to reading the rest of this trilogy when it comes out.

cmlibrary_ecrites Dec 18, 2017

What a delightful middles-grades read! A precocious protagonist in a mysterious hotel is always a win for me and this is an especially well done mix of those elements. The mystery was engaging and the resolution satisfying, which is exactly what you want in a mystery. I will definitely pick up the next installment as soon as it is out. I would recommend this to readers who like to solve the mystery along with the protagonist. I think fans of the Westing Game, Warren the 13th, Serafina and the Black Cloak or Mr. Lemoncello's Library will enjoy this book.


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OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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