A many-worlds adventure novel from the acclaimed author of Powerless!
The Dead Gentleman is a wild ride between parallel New York City timestreams—1901 and today. Eleven-year-old Tommy Learner is a street orphan and an unlikely protégé of the Explorers, a secret group dedicated to exploring portals—the hidden doorways to other worlds. But in the basement of an old hotel, his world collides with that of modern-day Jezebel Lemon.
Now, Jezebel and Tommy must thwart the Dead Gentleman, a legendary villain whose last unconquered world is our own planet Earth, a realm where the dead stay dead—for now. Can two kids put an end to this ancient evil and his legions of Grave Walkers?
"Expertly imagined and endlessly inventive, Matthew Cody's The Dead Gentleman is a time-tripping adventure readers won't soon forget." --Ransom Riggs, NYT bestselling author of MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN
"Attention thieves, scoundrels, and fearless adventurers! This book is for you. From the underground lairs of monsters and trolls to the underwater ruins of ancient civilizations, The Dead Gentleman will take you everywhere you ever wanted to go--and more than a few places you never imagined. Read it now. Read it fast. Before some well-meaning person snatches it away." --Pseudonymous Bosch
WINNER 2011 - Kid's Indie Next List "Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers"
MATTHEW CODY divides his time between writing and teaching college English in New York City. Powerless, his first novel, is available from Knopf.
Originally from the midwest, Matthew lives with his wife and young son in Manhattan. You can visit him on the Web at www.matthewcody.com.