Grades 7 - 9
Grade level Equivalent: 4.5
Lexile Measure®: 730L
Guided Reading: Z+
- Mystery and Suspense
- Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Witches
- European History
- Historic Figures
- Field Trips
- Violence and Crime
About This Book
Heads will roll!
Paris, France: a city of fashion, chocolate croissants, and cute boys. Colette Iselin is thrilled be there for the first time, on her spring break class trip.
But a series of gruesome murders are taking place around the city, putting everyone on edge. And as she tours the sights, Colette keeps seeing a strange vision: a pale woman in a ball gown and powdered wig, who looks like Marie Antoinette.
Colette knows her status-obsessed friends won't believe her, so she seeks out the help of a charming French boy. Together, they discover that the murder victims are all descendants of people who ultimately brought about Marie Antoinette's beheading. The queen's ghost has been awakened, and now she's wreaking her bloodthirsty revenge.
And Colette may just be one of those descendants...which means she might not make it out of this trip alive.
Acclaimed author Katie Alender brings heart-stopping suspense to this story of betrayal, glamor, mystery, history, and one killer queen.