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Penelope and the Birthday Curse by Ron D. Voigts
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It's Penelope Amour's thirteenth birthday and her parents have planned a party for her--her first ever--and invited a strange mix of relatives and friends, including a gangster Uncle, an egomaniacal movie star and her 10-year-old stepson, a wannabe-doctor cousin, a dysfunctional family with a spoiled rotten young son, gypsies, and a mysterious, tarot-reader, to celebrate. Penelope's parents have their own eccentricities. Gustav, is an inventor with an array of bizarre devices of his own creation laying around the house. Winifred, is a compulsive neat freak who seems to be doing her best to aggravate her adolescent daughter and vice versa.

As with any good house-mystery, a la Clue, a blizzard knocks the power out and isolates them at the Manor, fourteen miles away from the nearest town, Dillwood. Then someone dies. To ramp up the intrigue, one guest flashes a Tarot card and predicts another death, and another guests tells of a gypsy curse and claims two more will die.

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March 10, 2014 – Shelved

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