Spencer’s Corner~Something Strange and Deadly

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Synopsis: The year is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.


Review: I found this book when I was on goodreads one day and I thought it sounded interesting enough to read. I don’t normally read books that are set in the 1800s so I was a little bit skeptical when I started reading. However that skepticism went away soon after. The book follows Eleanor Fitt as she lives in Philadelphia with her mother and she soon realizes her brother is missing since he didn’t come home. While this is happening zombies are rising from their graves in the local cemeteries which has everyone on high   alert. She seeks out the help of a group called the Spirit-Hunters which deals with killing all things supernatural. This book was amazing. I didn’t think I would like it but it has definitely been on my best books I have read this year. The characters were all very different so I didn’t have to worry about confusing the characters. The writing was very fluid and it kept me on the edge of my seat for most of the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes zombie and young adult books. I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars.


About the Author: I am a writer, reader, lover of animals, and eater of cookies. I used to be a marine biologist, but now I write novels. And not novels about fish either, but novels about kick-butt heroines and swoon-worthy rogues (I really like swoon-worthy rogues).

I live in the Midwest with my husband and two dogs (Asimov and Princess Leia), and you can learn more about my crazy thoughts and crippling cookie-addiction on my blog or twitter.


  1. Stories with zombies would give me goosebumps but it seems very interesting.

  2. Very good review! I am not into zombies but I am into historical novels that take place way in the past so I may go and read this book.

  3. Zombies in what I thought was going to be a historical fiction? Now that is a twist I haven’t read yet!

  4. I will keep this on my list, love the synopsis. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Kelli Avery says

    Zombies seem to be the new or not so new I guess thing around anymore. I am seeing more and more novels about them. Glad you enjoyed the book. Great Review!

  6. why are zombies so in right now?! I think i am the only one who don’t like any associated with zombie.

  7. I do agree! Zombies are so in right now. And even in books Zombies are so in. Sounds like one thrilling book to read.

  8. This really does sound like an interesting book. I usually don’t read anything with zombies but after reading your review I am definitely going to have to check this book out. Thank you for your honest and amazing review.

  9. Dark books are my favorite! Thanks for your review. I’m going to have to go find it for my Nook.

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