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Anna Dressed in Blood (Hardcover)

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Horror, romance, and a good ghost story mingle together in this thrilling young adult novel laced with gothic overtones and references to GHOSTBUSTERS. Seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has inherited his late father's ability to rid the world of murderous ghosts. Traveling from town to town, wherever the action, is with his mother, who is a witch, Cas is the ultimate vengeful spirit exterminator. However, when he encounters a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas finds himself in over his head. Killed in 1958, and still wearing her bloody outfit, Anna is much more powerful than Cas expected. Fortunately, he finds himself some helpful sidekicks in a psychic named Thomas, and Carmel, a hot, smart girl. But even will this be enough to stop Anna?

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life.

Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals / Cats, Horror + Ghost Stories
Format: Hardcover
Age Range: Teen
Language: English
Street Date: August 30, 2011
TCIN: 13517166
UPC: 9780765328656
Item Number (DPCI): 247-06-2248
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