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The Eyeball Collector (Tales from the Sinister City 3) - F. E. Higgins

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This title is from a 4-book set of the first YA Fiction (10+) series by F. E. Higgins.

Title: The Black Book of Secrets

Author:  F. E. Higgins

ISBN:  9780230532281

Weight:  614 g

Signed, lined and dated first edition, first printing



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The Eyeball Collector by F. E. Higgins

Only available as part of a set, this is book #3 in the Tales from the Sinister City Series.

The third dark and diabolical book from a devilishly talented author.

When his father is swindled to within an inch of his life, a vengeful Hector leaves the city of Urbs Umida in pursuit of a fiendish villain with a glass eye.  The trail leads to Withypitts Hall, a forbidding Gothic mansion as warped as its inhabitants and their secret schemes.

Soon Hector finds himself embroiled in mysterious deeds more poisonous than his worst imaginings, but every twist and turn brings him closer to his revenge…

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Peer & Press Reviews

Higgins fills her book with deliciously nasty bits (Mandible paints using blood leeched from a servant), riddles and a Dickensian atmosphere that’s both stark and delightful.  Some familiar faces appear, but this story works beautifully on its own.

Publishers Weekly

Readers with a taste for lurid prose, macabre twists, riddles, exotic poisons, high-society caricatures, murderous schemes and scenes of stomach-churning degeneracy will find some or all of these in every chapter, and though the author trots in multiple characters and references from previous episodes, this one stands sturdily on its own.


Higgins has a marvelous flair for the macabre, and her deft pacing escalates to a satisfying crescendo of shivers…  Readers who appreciate the grotesqueries of Cirque du Freaks – but packaged with fine writing and a well-conceived plot – will want to add this to their collection.

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Bibliographic Info

TitleThe Eyeball Collector
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
SeriesTales from the Sinister City (#3)
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the title page
LinedTartri flammis! cursed Hector…
Book Stats
PublisherMacmillan Publishers
ImprintMacmillan Children’s Books
Age guide10+
Publication date
PrintedCPI Mackays, Chatham
ISBN 139780230532281
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)192 x 143 x 28mm
Image and Design Credits
Jacket illustrationDavid Wyatt

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