Liar's Moon (Hardcover)

By Elizabeth C. Bunce

Arthur A. Levine Books, 9780545136082, 368pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

As a pickpocket, Digger expects to spend a night in jail every now and then. But she doesn't expect to find Lord Durrel Decath there as well--or to hear he's soon to be executed for killing his wife.



Durrel once saved Digger's life, and when she goes free, she decides to use her skills as a thief, forger, and spy to investigate his case and return the favor. But each new clue only opens up more mysteries. While Durrel's marriage was one of convenience, his behavior has been more impulsive than innocent. His late wife had an illegal business on the wrong side of the civil war raging just outside the city gates. Digger keeps finding forbidden magic in places it has no reason to be.



And it doesn't help that she may be falling in love with a murderer . . .


About the Author

Elizabeth C. Bunce's first novel, A Curse Dark As Gold, won the ALA's William C. Morris Award for a YA debut. Elizabeth cuts, sews, and embroiders both cloth and stories at her home near Kansas City, Missouri. Please visit her website at www.elizabethcbunce.com.


Praise For Liar's Moon

"This is a confection of romantic fantasy, light and speedy in the reading and reminiscent in flavor of works by Tamora Pierce or Hilari Bell. . . . A mix of the rambunctious and the refined.” -- Horn Book



“This mystery/fantasy hybrid is intriguing and complex, and the setting is well-imagined. Digger is a scrappy, cynical, morally deficient, yet honorable, thief. Readers who like independent heroines and/or Philip Pullman's “Sally Lockhart Mystery” series (Knopf) will enjoy this novel.” -- School Library Journal