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The Doom of the Haunted Opera

The Doom of the Haunted Opera

(1995)
(The sixth book in the Lewis Barnavelt series)
A novel by

 
Grade 5-8?A delightful, spooky mystery starring Lewis Barnavelt and Rose Rita Pottinger, heroes of several earlier novels. A school assignment leads these 1950s teens to an abandoned theater in the heart of their hometown, New Zebedee, where Lewis finds sheet music inside an old piano?and a ghost, who warns him, "Beware the doom of the haunted opera!" The whole town gets involved in staging the opera, and a stranger shows up to watch the action. Henry Vanderhelm claims to be the composer's grandson, but when New Zebedee is suddenly cut off from the outside world, a horrid suspicion dawns on Lewis. Vanderhelm is the composer himself?and the opera is really an elaborate spell designed to make him King of the Dead and enable him to take over the world. Lewis and Rose Rita are bright and likable protagonists. Other characters are equally well drawn, especially the evil Vanderhelm and the mistake-prone would-be magician, Mrs. Jaeger, a neighbor who helps the young people. The action moves quickly; tension escalates nicely, and Lewis gets a boost of confidence from a surprising source when things look bleakest. A great addition to the mystery shelf.?Mary Jo Drungil, Niles Public Library District, IL
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 1998 : USA Library Binding
Title: Doom of the Haunted Opera: A Lewis Barnavelt Mystery
Author(s): John Bellairs, Brad Strickland
ISBN: 0-613-07643-5 / 978-0-613-07643-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
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January 1998 : USA Turtleback
Title: The Doom of the Haunted Opera
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 0-606-13343-7 / 978-0-606-13343-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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September 1995 : USA Hardback
Title: Doom of the Haunted Opera
Author(s): John Bellairs, Brad Strickland
ISBN: 0-8037-1464-5 / 978-0-8037-1464-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial
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September 1995 : USA Hardback
Title: The Doom of the Haunted Opera
Author(s): John Bellairs, Brad Strickland
ISBN: 0-8037-1465-3 / 978-0-8037-1465-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial
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Paperback Editions

January 1998 : UK Paperback
Title: The Doom of the Haunted Opera: A Lewis Barnavelt Book (John Bellairs Mysteries)
Author(s): John Bellairs, Brad Strickland
ISBN: 0-14-037657-7 / 978-0-14-037657-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Kindle Editions

March 1998 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Doom of the Haunted Opera: A Lewis Barnavelt Book (John Bellairs Mysteries)
Author(s): Brad Strickland
Publisher: Puffin Books
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