Razorhurst Cover


By Justine Larbalestier

Soho Teen, Hardcover, 9781616955441, 320pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2015

"Vivid and bloody and bold and fast I feel like"Razorhurst"is in my bones now."
#1"New York Times"bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert
The notoriously bloody history of a mob-run Sydney, Australia neighborhood is fertile ground for this historical thriller with a paranormal twist: two girls' ability to see the many ghosts haunting Razorhurst.
Sydney's deadly Razorhurst neighborhood, 1932. Gloriana Nelson and Mr. Davidson, two ruthless mob bosses, have reached a fragile peace one maintained by razor men. Kelpie, orphaned and homeless, is blessed (and cursed) with the ability to see Razorhurst's many ghosts. They tell secrets that the living can t know about the cracks already forming in the mobs truce.
Kelpie meets Dymphna Campbell, Gloriana's prize moll, over the body of the latest of Dymphna's beaus to meet an untimely end a string that's earned her the nickname the Angel of Death. Dymphna can see ghosts, too, and she knows that Gloriana's hold is crumbling one henchman at a time. As loyalties shift and betrayal threatens the two girls at every turn, Dymphna is determined to rise to the top with Kelpie at her side.

About the Author
Justine Larbalestier is the Australian-American author of many novels, including "Liar," which received four starred reviews, and "My Sister Rosa." Justine lives in Sydney, Australia, and New York City, though not at the same time. You can find her on Twitter @JustineLavaworm andher website, justinelarbalestier.com.