The Death Collector

The Death Collector

by Justin Richards

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"Both Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Who would feel right at home in this tale that begs to be made into a movie. A thoroughly enjoyable romp. . . .Simply smashing." -Kirkus Reviews

"A terrific blend of horror and mystery . . . a quick read packed with twists, turns, and just enough gore to keep things interesting. A great choice for horror fans." - School Library Journal

"Suspense and adventure in abundance make for a thrilling read." -Publishers Weekly "A rip-snorter of an adventure novel . . . super-fun non-literary flat-out fast-paced adventure." -Bookshelves of Doom (online)

What starts as an ordinary picket-pocketing incident in Victorian London unites three teens against a madman. Eddie is the pickpocket; George is an assistant at the British Museum; Elizabeth has a nose for trouble-and all of them are being hunted by Augustus Lorimore. Lorimore is a sinister factory owner, a villain bent on reanimating the dead, both humans and dinosaurs-and one of each is already terrorizing the streets of London. It's up to Eddie, George, and Elizabeth to stop Lorimore's monsters . . . or die trying.

Recalling the classic horror of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the gothic chills of Caleb Carr's The Alienist, Justin Richard's novel is a historic thrill ride that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619630178
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Justin Richards has written dozens of novels, as well as audio and television scripts. He is a creative consultant to the BBC Worldwide's range of Doctor Who novels and the author of the middle-grade Invisible Detective series. Justin lives in Warwick, England.
Justin Richards has written dozens of novels, as well as audio and television scripts. He now writes and edits full time and is a Creative Consultant to BBC Worldwide's range of Doctor Who novels and non-fiction books. Justin's first foray into children's books culminated in the successful middle-grade Invisible Detective series (Putnam).

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The Death Collector 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
ohioyalibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was great fun! An evil Victorian industrialist has learned how to animate machines using dead bodies and dead body parts. He is trying to learn the secret of how to reproduce these zombie-like creatures. Our heroes: a boy, young women and young man, along with an older gentleman, have to stop them. It's a page turner for sure!
superphoenix on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
it was highly confusing. What started of as mysterious and thrilling , kind of got lost by the end of it.
biblyotekerin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a fun, face paced read, set in Victorian England in the British Museum. George, Eddie, and Elizabeth race against time to discover the secret coveted by an evil man who has discovered the secret to creating a semblance of life after death and wants to use his knowledge and the artifact in question to take over the world. Will he succeed or will they stop him in time?
vernefan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Victorian Flair with a Hightech ScareThis is a fabulous blend of mystery and horror for young adults who would like a Victorian scare with high-tech flair. The story was fast paced, and I was riveted to my seat from start to finish in one sitting. I am a big fan of the author's Invisible Detective series and found this another great title to enjoy. Like in the Invisible Detective series, the plot mixes a nice blend of endearing characters with some very nasty villains and lots of action and mystery to keep one turning the pages without stopping. . Two thumbs up for this creepy suspense novel!
Jaie22 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good, but not great. Although the plot is rather imaginative, the novel starts much stronger than it ends. The beginning is very atmospheric and "Londony," but Richards abandons his descriptive flow in favor of quick plot advancement after the first chapter. Still, worth reading.
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
George Archer, an employee at the British Museum, gets sucked into intrigue on the streets of Victorian London, and must join a street urchin, a young woman with dreams of the theater, and Sir William, the head of a mysterious department at the museum, in order to keep a collector of dead things from achieving his horrifying goal. Not as great as I heard, but still a pretty interesting read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Death Collector is a mysterious and suspenseful book by Justin Richards. One of the main characters is Albert Wilkes he is an old man that died and don't know how. The setting is in the 1900's in Victiorian London. Albert's daughter Nora is trying to figure how he died. A kid named Eddie is a homeless kid who tries to steal George's piece of Glick's Diary. When George visits Lorimore he does not have Glick's Diary piece but Lorimore wants to buy it from him. The old man that got kidnapped by Scarface and Sidekick and don't figure out who he was. The author Richards did a great job setting up the story. There was a lot of mysterious things in the story. It was a great place in London for mysterious. This story was a great story and recommend it. I give it a four star rating
Cougar_H More than 1 year ago
The book I read was a non fiction book called The Death Collector by Justin Richards takes place in Victorian London where a 14 year old pick pocket named Eddie, an assistant in an old British museum named George and a no good trouble maker named Liz join forces to stop the evil scientist from recreating dinosaurs and humans from the machines. These three children go off to an adventure to try to stop the scientists from doing this horrible deed, the kids find out from George that he has obtained a secret diary from a old scientist some pages of this old book my contain the contents of what may have been the blueprints of the prototypes of the machines and also gives a clue on who is making this all happen. If you enjoy books that will keep you wanting to read or even like books with a real good story behind it I strongly recommend this book. It is suspenseful, thrilling thrilling and you won't be able to keep your eyes away from this book .Justin Richards (Also Author of the invincible detective series) describes his words very well he also uses great format. The Death Collector will appeal to the ages of 12 and 15 it uses good vocabulary also a good a good amount of pages
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THis was a great book and i would recommend it to other children or techers.