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Constable & Toop

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.

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Constable & Toop is delightful and exciting on every level, as an original adventure, a scary horror story, and an engaging character study. Jones performs a rare feat by creating a complex yet relatable supernatural world that works because his characters are so charming and well-formed. The race to stop the Black Rot takes plenty of twists and turns, but those characters ground the action, and Jones' short chapters allow readers to take the action in small bites so they never lose their way. The gore level is high in Constable & Toop, but readers who can take that in stride will be richly rewarded by a literary, thrilling ghost story full of one-of-a-kind characters.

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