A Pocket Full of Murder
By R.J. Anderson
Paperback, 368 pages
2016, Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Isaveth’s father has just been arrested for a murder she knows he didn’t commit. Determined to seek justice and prove her father’s innocence, she teams up with a wise street urchin and begins unraveling a plot that winds its way through the divide in social classes in her magical city of Tarrenton. The rich have all the magic they could want, while poor folk like Isaveth and her family can barely afford spells for heat and light. The unrest of the common citizens is at its boiling point and the murder pinned on her father will only make matters worse unless she can prove he didn’t do it.
-stares open-mouthed into the distance for a moment- Oh! I finally understand the title! Ahem, anyway.