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 EditionThe Seance

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • The Seance
  • Iain Lawrence
  • English
  • 05 July 2019
  • 0385733755

10 thoughts on “The Seance

  1. says:

    The Seance by Iain Lawrence is a murder mystery novel that takes place in the 1920 s Scooter Kind is a protagonist young boy who assists his mother s psychic scheme People pay her for a seance, and Scooter combines feelings of the dead with the information that he gathered from the customer Harry Houdini arrives in town, and Scooter is fascinated with magic so he is excited to meet him In the contrary, Scooters mom is scares Houdini might expose their scheme as it is one of Houdini s acts The Seance by Iain Lawrence is a murder mystery novel that takes place in the 1920 s Scooter Kind is a protagonist young boy who assists his mother s psychic scheme People pay her for a seance, and Scooter combines feelings of the dead with the information that he gathered from the customer Harry Houdini arrives in town, and Scooter is fascinated with magic so he is excited to meet him In the contrary, Scooters mom is scares Houdini might expose their scheme as it is one of Houdini s acts Scooter goes to a showing where a man who is called out vanishes Scooter intrigued chases him, but loses him Scooter does however stumble upon Houdini s torture tank where he finds a dead body, and reports it to the police Scooter and Houdini become talk and become friends Scooter spends his time trying to find the murderer He eventually finds a little too information much about the killer, which leads to black mail His with the murderer leaves him with hard choices to make that change the course of his life forever I picked this book in a crunch time and didn t really know what I was getting into This made it hard for me to get into the book, because I had no idea where it was leading up to The structure of the story changes often, and this helps you stay intrigued, but also leaves you fatigued from so many changes I found the the beginning of the book to be a lotinteresting than than the end This story could have evolved into so many things, but the path that it took didn t suite my taste There are many factors that determine whether this book is for you or not The slang used from the era was hard for me to understand, but for some it might be entertaining My biggest complaint with the book is not being able to care for the consequences of the main character This is because his story isn t very compelling There are a lot of good things about the book, though, including the details The details in this book are funny in just the right size This book is also very good at describing events, and the over all vibe that changes depending on the location I feel this book would be likedthan disliked if it was given to a random group of people The story is definitelymurder misery than not, so if you re into those books then it doesn t hurt to try it because it isn t too long of a book I gave it a 3 5 because it wasn t a bad book This isn t a great book either I enjoyed some parts of the book, but it wasn t coordinated well There was too much focus on poor areas when it could ve been used for better areas I liked the charming feel of the story, and it makes the spooky parts eveninteresting I recommend this book to anyone who is into murder mystery, and is bored looking for something to read

  2. 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 has peppered this book with all of the slang and sights of the 1920 s and a beind the scenes look at the 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 has peppered this book with all of the slang and sights of the 1920 s and a beind the scenes look at the business of mediums, magicians and stunts I found it fairly heavy going I thought the history was very in your face But my daughter, 14, loved it MS OPTIONALhttps kissthebook.blogspot.com 2008

  3. says:

    Audiobook version Lukewarm Not bad but not compelling either.

  4. 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 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 background about the time period and the communing with the dead craze, but also adds another layer by including Harry Houdini in this tale Houdini was constantly trying to prove that mediums were nothingthan amateur magicians who used their illusions to lure grief stricken people to their parlors in order to empty their pockets for the chance to speak with a loved one who no longer walked the earth The main character, a youth named Scooter, will find himself becoming acquainted with Houdini as they seek to solve a murder.I really enjoyed how Lawrence used history, mystery, and suspense within this book This time period has such interesting quirks and not many YA novels come to mind that explore the spiritual movement in as much detail as this one In addition, I also really liked that the main character is male Finding books with strong male characters can often be a challenge, but this is one that I think lots of young teen boys would enjoy reading Another aspect I really liked was seeing how Houdini fit into everything He is a figure that has long fascinated many people and I loved seeing how he could be woven into Scooter s world.I have two major complaints with this read There were some moments were this read dragged some for me and I figured out who the killer was long before it was revealed This book could have been a much better read if those two issues had been resolved However, I would still suggest giving it a try if you enjoy historical fiction and are interested in the early 1900 s and the concept of mediums.One Last Gripe I felt so bad for all the people throughout the book who were deceived by the mediums.My Favorite Thing About This Book Learningabout SpiritualismFavorite Character HoudiniLeast Favorite Character Scooter s mother

  5. 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 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 characterized If any of you have read any of Mr Lawrence s books, you will understand what I am talking about he has a habit of throwing something purely bizarre into his stories The entire time, I was expecting The Seance to take a supernatural turn, but it never does, and everything is explained in a realistic manner, making it a splendid mystery.My main complaint because I always have one the final confrontation with the villain who, by the way, is easy to figure out, but the Author has added other elements that will keep the Reader guessing enough to remain interested is painfully cliche The villain gets to say his overblown peace and then unconvincingly laments that he must now kill the hero, and is even kind enough to explain the method If ever I am captured by a villain, I hope he or she is nice enough to explain everything to me, so I can then spend my time figuring out how to escape.However, The Seance is a very good book, despite this shortcoming Scooter is remarkably likable I usually find Iain Lawrence s heroesthan a little annoying in some aspect , and in the world of illusionists, magicians, and mediums, a murder mystery is bound to be interesting and this particular one definitely is Give this book a chance, even if you are not a fan of Iain Lawrence s stories it will surprise you

  6. 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 the page Chapter after Chapter, page after page, word per word, I could not put the book down, it was so intrigued I wanted to know how it ended.I recommend this book because it gives so much detail and juicy bits to everything that is happening in this world Mostly all male authors are good of making first person view, but they probably could not do it while adding mystery and suspense while making a first impression If you love paranormal and mystery than this book is gladly for you As you get mesmerized by juicy bits and suspense you can t help but reading this book until you know what happens next for the main protagonist

  7. 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 show, Scooter stumbles upon a dead body and he is soon embroiled in a mystery.Strengths Explores an interesting time period in history 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 show, Scooter stumbles upon a dead body and he is soon embroiled in a mystery.Strengths Explores an interesting time period in history Seems well researchedWeaknesses There s a lot of slang that may be hard for a reader to decipher.I liked The S ance quite a bit I m very interested in Spiritualism, which was an occult religious movement that was popular in the latter half of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century This book features Houdini, who really was interested in Spiritualism he and Arthur Conan Doyle had a falling out about it Overall, I thought the book was very solid historical fiction The author has been writing children s historical fiction since the 1990s, and he seems very competent at it I probably wouldn t use The S ance in a lesson, but that s only because the book doesn t cover a time period that is studied in elementary or middle school

  8. 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 killed the showman and very different characteristics of all characters In conclusion this book was not for me, but it could be for others with great passion in mysteries or horror

  9. 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 before he discovers a dead body in Houdini s torture tank The book was very well written and the neatest part is that Houdini was a real guy, and an amazing magician who really did threaten to expose every fake medium in the world The blend of fact and fiction makes for a phenomenal story Plus, the slang they used in the early 1900s is SO funny you ll snort out loud

  10. 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 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 performer is murdered, Scooter vows to figure out the truth Little does he dream that soon he and Houdini are to share a terrifying near death experience None of the characters in the book were very appealing but the portrayal of Houdini was interesting, and Lawrence does a fine job delving into the seance fad so prevalent in the 20s and includes an intriguing historical afterword about the friendship between Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Junior high

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