Synopses & Reviews
Its the turn of the twentieth century, and New Yorks famous Bowery District is home to every kind of entertainment you could wish for—but now its also the scene of a terrible murder. The Klezmer King, the greatest clarinetist ever to play the Bowery, has died onstage in front of a packed house, fried to a crisp by his world-famous Electric Tuxedo. As Sacha and Lily help Inquisitor Wolf investigate the crime, they learn that the Klezmer King supposedly sold his soul to the devil in exchange for fame and fortune. And the more Sacha hears about this devil, the more it starts to sound like the terrifying creature that haunted him in his first adventure is back in action. Sacha has never wanted anything to do with using magic, but now he changes his mind. At last he wants to learn the magic that is his birthright—but is he doing it for all the wrong reasons?
Magic, mayhem, and humor abound in this riveting middle-grade adventure, the sequel to The Inquisitor's Apprentice.
and#8220;A fabulously imaginative historical fantasy.and#8221;and#8212;Publishers Weekly
, starred review of The Inquisitorand#8217;s Apprentice
At the turn of the twentieth century, New Yorkand#8217;s Bowery District becomes the scene of a terrible murder when the Klezmer King gets fried to a crisp by his Electric Tuxedoand#8212;on stage! Theand#160;Inquisitorand#8217;s apprentice, thirteen-year-oldand#160;Sacha Kessler, tries to help find the killer, but the closer he gets to solving the crime, the more it sounds as if the creature that haunted him in his first adventure is back. Worse still, his own Jewish family is in danger. Sacha has avoided learning magic until now, but as his world falls apart around him, he changes his mind.
About the Author
Chris Moriarty grew up in New York surrounded by a loud and zany family much like Sacha Kesslerandrsquo;s. Chris has published several science fiction novels, including Spin Control, which won the Philip K. Dick Award. She wrote The Inquisitorandrsquo;s Apprentice for her children so that they would be able to read a fantasy that celebrates their New York Jewish heritage. Chris lives in upstate New York.