Summary: Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult--also known as "The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies." When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer--if he doesn't catch her first.
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Her brother passed away in the Great War; wears a half-dollar he sent to her for her ninth birthday as a pendant; her mother is secretary of the Women's Temperance Society; her father is a car salesman; performed a naughty party trick at a soiree; sent from her small town in Ohio to go live with her uncle who owns a museum of the occult and superstition in New York City; learns she can read objects.