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Award-winning author Kate Racculia joins us in a virtual event to share her whimsical and funny mystery novel, TUESDAY MOONEY TALKS TO GHOSTS, now available in paperback. Buzzfeed has deemed this book the "Best Paperback of October 2020" and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY said “Rarely does a novel so suffused with death radiate as much life as this spirited—in every sense of the word—genre-bending adventureThe author...has a deeper design in mind, which only becomes apparent with the book’s immensely satisfying final bombshells. Racculia should win many new fans with this inspired effort.” Racculia will be in conversation with librarian and APOINTMENT TV podcaster Margaret Willison. Don't miss the conversation! Save your spot in the free event below. 

Kate has kindly signed bookplates for everyone purchasing her new book with An Unlikely Story, while supplies last! When ordering your book please include that you would like a signed bookplate in the “order comments” section when checking out on our website.

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A handsome stranger. A dead billionaire. A citywide treasure hunt. Tuesday Mooney’s life is about to change . . . forevermore.

Tuesday Mooney is a loner. She keeps to herself, begrudgingly socializes, and spends much of her time watching old Twin Peaks and X-Files DVDs. But when Vincent Pryce, Boston’s most eccentric billionaire, dies—leaving behind an epic treasure hunt through the city, with clues inspired by his hero, Edgar Allan Poe—Tuesday’s adventure finally begins.
Puzzle-loving Tuesday searches for clue after clue, joined by a ragtag crew: a wisecracking friend, an adoring teen neighbor, and a handsome, cagey young heir. The hunt tests their mettle, and with other teams from around the city also vying for the promised prize—a share of Pryce’s immense wealth—they must move quickly. Pryce’s clues can't be cracked with sharp wit alone; the searchers must summon the courage to face painful ghosts from their pasts (some more vivid than others) and discover their most guarded desires and dreams.

A deliciously funny ode to imagination, overflowing with love letters to art, from The Westing Game to Madonna to the Knights of the Round Table, Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts is the perfect read for thrill seekers, wanderers, word lovers, and anyone looking for an escape to the extraordinary.

Kate Racculia is the author of This Must Be the Place and Bellweather Rhapsody, winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award. She received her MFA from Emerson College and works for the Bethlehem Area Public Library in Pennsylvania.


Event date: 
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358410768
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - October 6th, 2020

Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358023937
Availability: Backordered - Shipping will be Delayed
Published: Mariner Books - October 8th, 2019

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