Horace Carpetine does not believe in ghosts. He is a photographer's apprentice in New York City in 1872, and he has been raised to believe in reason and science. The photographer that he is apprenticed to is shady, though, and a scam artist. He decides to pretend to be a spirit photographer to make more money. To do this, he finds a wealthy family whose daughter has just died, and sends Horace to photograph old pictures of the girl in order to superimpose them onto pictures of her mother, making the family believe that the young girl's spirit is there with them. While there, Horace discovers to his disbelief that he can actually capture spirits inside a photograph. Horace can't control his new-found powers though, and accidently lets loose a restless ghost bent on revenge. This book has great historical details, and is a spooky and exciting read!
Similar authors: Mary Downing Hahn; R.L. Stine; Betty Ren Wright; Robert D. San Souci
Similar books: The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall by Mary Downing Hahn; The Ghosts of Mercy Manor by Betty Ren Wright; Count Karlstein by Phillip Pullman; City of the Dead by Tony Abbott
Date read: 5/16/2012