Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas (MP3 CD)
Thirteen-year-old Elizabeth Webster fights ghosts and demons in the weirdest court of law ever in this zany middle-grade adventure. From the first line you'll feel pulled into a noir film, with sarcastic and awkward Elizabet as your hard-boiled but loveable narrator. Part mystery, part courtroom drama, part ghost story, this is the perfect book or anyone who's ever felt like the odd one out and/or enjoys a ghostly court case.— Marielle
Elizabeth Webster is happy to stay under the radar (and under her bangs) until middle school is dead and gone. But when star swimmer Henry Harrison asks her to tutor him in math, it's not linear equations Henry really needs help with--it's a flower-scented, poodle-skirt-wearing, head-tossing ghost who's calling out Elizabeth's name. But why Elizabeth? Could it have something to do with her missing lawyer father? Maybe. Probably. If only she could find him. In her search, she discovers more than she is looking for: a grandfather she never knew, a startling legacy, and the secret family law firm Webster & Son, Attorneys for the Damned. Elizabeth and her friends soon land in court, where demons and ghosts take the witness stand and a red-eyed judge with a ratty white wig hands out sentences like sandwiches. Will Elizabeth's father arrive in time to save Henry Harrison--and is Henry the one who really needs saving?