The Seance

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • The Seance
  • Iain Lawrence
  • English
  • 18 October 2017
  • 0385733755

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The Seance SCOOTER KING UNDERSTANDS illusions In the midst of the Roaring Twenties, he performs them behind the scenes at his mother s s ances, giving the impression that Madam King communicates with the dead Scooter also admires Harry Houdini and can hardly wait to see the famed magician escape from his razzle dazzle Burmese Torture Tank But when Scooter stumbles upon a dead body in the visiting Houdini s tank, it s no illusion Who could the murderer be And did he or she kill the right person As Scooter sets out to unmask the killer, the mysterious worlds of mediums, s ances, and magic are revealed No one is above suspicion, and appearances are deceiving If Scooter doesn t sort out the clues and fast he may end up as the next dead body From the Hardcover edition. Free Read [ The Seance ] By [ Iain Lawrence ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “The Seance

  1. Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book* says:

    Lawrence, Iain The S ance, 272 p Delacorte Random , July 2008 Scooter s mother is a clairvoyant during the Roaring Twenties When Harry Houdini comes to town, murder follows and alsoa challenge to all mediums in town to prove their powers or be drummed out of business Scooter catches the eye of the famous man and the two are drawn into a devious plot that may end in their deaths Lawrence h...

  2. Andrea at Reading Lark says:

    Review Posted on Reading Lark 11 20 11 Seance is a historical fiction piece that transports readers into the early 1900 s when seances were a means of entertainment for the masses Many believed in the mysticism of the time period and found themselves sucked into the spiritual movement Famous people such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle even found themselves seeking out mediums in order to communicate with the dead.Iain Lawrence not only provides historical Review Posted on Reading Lark 11 20 11 Seance is a historical fiction piece that transports readers into the early 1900 s when seances were a means of entertainment for the masses Many believed in the mysticism of the time period an...

  3. Mara says:

    One of Iain Lawrence s best books right after The Convicts He does a masterful job bringing the world of the early 20th century to life with the period appropriate slang and vividly described imagery The Author casts new light onto the world s most famous escape artist, filling him with new life, making him seem likethan just another figure from history What was probably the most pleasant about The Seance is it lacked the usual weirdness with which Iain Lawrence s books are so often c One of Iain Lawrence s best books right after The Convicts He does a masterful job bringing the world of the early 20th century to life ...

  4. Jose Rosas says:

    This book was very meticulous It made me thought what would happen next and how will it play out, but as I readthe story was gettingandphenomenal I would have to recommend this to people who love paranormal and mystery This book is one of those books that you get thrilled of reading and can t get you re face out of it This book right here is all about magic, paranormal, and mystery The main protagonist is about a boy helping his mother get through of her idea of making mon This book was very meticulous It made me thought what would happen next and how will it play out, but as I readthe story was gettingandphenomenal I would have to recommend this to people who love paranormal and mystery This book is one of those books that you get thrilled of reading and can t get you re face out of it This book right here is all about magic, paranormal, and mystery The main protagonist is about a boy helping his mother get through of her idea of making money with a s ance I really don t spoil all of the book, so have the chance to read this phenomenon.When I first started reading this book I almost fell asleep as soon I started to read the book, but as soon I turn the page it felt the book slap me across my face, and I was very intrigued by how it twisted when I just simply turned...

  5. Holly says:

    Middle school historical fictionTarget audience Grades 5 8Scooter King is a boy living in North America during the 1920s His mother pretends to be a medium and gives s ances to clients while Scooter helps her with her fakery Scooter is very interested in Harry Houdini, who is in town for a performance While visiting the theater where Houdini is to have his ...

  6. Meg R says:

    The s ance by Lain Lawrence was a horror book, in my opinion This book did not have great affect on me because I dislike horror stories This story also has mystery because you have to find out who killed the actor in the death tank.This story is about Scooter King and his mother, a physic But Scooter s mother is like any other physic, a fraud Not that she doesn t put on a realistic show, with the help of Scooter, her son When Mrs King and Scooter are invited to a s ance with Viktor, anot The s ance by Lain Lawrence was a horror book, in my opinion This book did not have great affect on me because I dislike horror stories This story also has mystery because you have to find out who killed the actor in the death tank.This story is about Scooter King and his mother, a physic But Scooter s mother is like any other physic, a fraud Not that she doesn t put on a realistic show, with the help of Scooter, her son When Mrs King and Scooter are invited to a s ance with Viktor, another fraud But is Viktor a fraud When names are listed about Scooter and Mrs King the servant vanishes, but where to Then after the servant vanishes Scoter is forced to lead his trail When the trail comes to an end a crime is committed in Mr Houdini s torture tank, and Sargent Summer is on the case But who did it when there are so many enemies If you enjoy horror of mysteries this is the book for you, because it has a great impact in mystery on who kil...

  7. Erin Forson says:

    The S ance By Iain LawrenceIn the early 1900s many people were very interested in the paranormal and the occult that s a fact There were tons of mediums who supposedly could contact the dead and relay their messages to the living Scooter King s mom is one of these mediums in the novel S ance, and like so many others, she is a fraud While she pretends to be speaking with the dead for a small fee , Scooter moves around in the dark touching people with his spirit hands and performing other t The S ance By Iain LawrenceIn the early 1900s many people were very interested in the paranormal and the occult that s a fact There were tons of mediums who supposedly could contact the dead and relay their messages to the living Scooter King s mom is one of these mediums in the novel S ance, and like so many others, she is a fraud While she pretends to be speaking with the dead for a small fee , Scooter moves around in the dark touching people with his spirit hands and performing other tricks One day a famous magician named Houdini blows into town and claims that he will expose every fake medium who lives there Scooter loves Houdini who doesn t and when he goes to the theater to see the act he actually gets to meet himbut not befo...

  8. Phoebe says:

    Scooter and his mother are running a moderately successful medium business, employing all the usual tricks of the trade to convince their clients that the spirit world is within reach and trying to contact them Everything changes the day the great Houdini comes to town and the word goes around that he is bent on exposing frauds in the business Scooter and his mother are understandably nervous, but Scooter is so enamoured of Houdini and his abilities that he seeks him out When a popular perfor Scooter and his mother are running a moderately successful medium business, employing all the usual tricks of the trade to convince their clients that the spirit world is within reach and trying to contact them Everything changes the day the great Houdini come...

  9. Mike says:

    This is a book for young adults which is sort of a murder mystery supernatural thriller, but which culminates in the protagonist getting to bust a fraudulent medium and escape from a trap with the help of Harry Houdini Lots of good information on Houdini, a bit about life in the 1920s, and quite a bit about how me...

  10. Nicole says:

    There s nothing WRONG with this book, but there s nothing fabulous about it, either It shows the author researched a lot about slang in the era, but the characters seemed paper doll like and were not particularly well developed The mystery angle had the feel of a script okay, now we re at the climax so I should drop a clue here This mechanical nature of the writing without the love of character prevented me from really getting into what could have been an interesting tale about a psychic There s nothing WRONG with this book, but there s nothing fabulous about it, either It shows the author researched a lot about slang in the era, but the characters seemed paper doll like and were not particularly well developed The mystery angle had the feel of a script okay, now we re at the climax so I should drop a clue here This mechanical nature of the writing without the love ...