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Here's your chance to cast your vote on some of your favorite things in the Bellairs Corpus: the books, the characters, the artwork, and more!

Saint Fidgeta

What is your favorite chapter in Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies?

The True History of St. Fidgeta, Virgin and Martyr
Prolegomenon to any future visit of a Pope to America
The Cathedral of Saint Gorboduc
The Question Box
A Short Guide to Catholic Church History
A Fable of Goar
Easter Address to the Faculty by the President of a Catholic Women's College
The Story of Floradora
Letter from Vatican City (by Nepomuk Prynne)
A Chaplet of Devotions, Causes, and Societies to Which the Catholic May Safely Adhere
Mother Ximenes’ Handbook for Grade School Nuns
The Moist Heart: A Compendium of Private or Public Worship
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Lewis Barnavelt Series


Your Favorite Lewis Barnavelt book?
The House with a Clock in Its Walls (1973)
The Figure in the Shadows (1975)
The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring (1976)
The Ghost in the Mirror (1993)
The Vengeance of the Witch-Finder (1993)
The Doom of the Haunted Opera (1995)
The Specter from the Magician's Museum (1998)
The Beast under the Wizard's Bridge (2000)
The Tower at the End of the World (2001)
The Whistle, the Grave, and the Ghost (2003)
The House where Nobody Lived (2006)
The Sign of the Sinister Sorcerer (2008)
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Your Favorite Edward Gorey Artwork in The House with a Clock in its Walls
Barnavelt's Folly. [Frontispiece]
She was standing with her ear to the wall, listening. [11]
It looked as if you could reach through the mirror and touch the vines. [26]
Then, slowly, a black, tarry, drippy shadow oozed down over the face of the surprised moon. [57]
He put his eye to the telescope and looked. [74]
They hovered and danced before the doors of the tomb, which now stood ajar. [88]
The car raced on. [98]
Someone stepped out onto the front stoop. [112]
Now he could feel the moth in his hair. [129]
Stop right there, Mrs. Izard. You're not dealing with children now. [153]
Something vague and gray was moving at the far end of the tunnel. [169]
Lewis watched each sheet as the fire licked at its corners, then blackened it, then wadded into a fluffy ball of ashes. [175]
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Your Favorite Mercer Mayer Artwork in The Figure in the Shadows
The Figure in the Shadows [Frontispiece].
Lewis stopped dead in his tracks. It was Woody Mingo. [9]
Lewis stood there in the moonlight with the card in his hand. [30]
He found Lewis crying with this head on the dining room table. [37]
Lewis turned. He stood there silent, staring out into the strange twilight. [55]
[Woody] would put dead mice in Lewis's briefcase because he knew Lewis was very much afraid of dead animals. [60]
Lewis hauled off and punched Woody in the stomach. [68]
Since the only light in the picture was moonlight, Lewis could not see too much of the man. [77]
Rose Rita took the amulet out of her bathrobe pocket. She dangled it over the grate, swinging it on its chain. [95]
[Lewis] stomped out into the hall and slammed the door behind him. [105]
[Lewis] turned and looked toward the dark archway. A figure stepped forward from it. [118]
[Jonathan] found Rose Rita, red-faced, panting, and covered with snow. [122]
Mrs. Zimmerman reached into her pocket and pulled out what looked like a piece of phosphorescent chalk. When she put it in Rose Rita's hand, it burned like an icicle. [137]
Seeing as how it was Christmas for Lewis, it might as well be Christmas for everybody. [153]
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Your Favorite Richard Egielski Artwork in "The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring"

Like many rural grocery stores, Bigger’s was also a gas station [Frontispiece]
The party that night turned out to be so much fun that Rose Rita forgot all about her troubles. [9]
Gert Bigger found a five-gallon gasoline can and filled it. [33]
Rose Rita and Mrs. Zimmermann were walking down the main street of a little town. [45]
Later that night, around two in the morning, Rose Rita woke up. [55]
Rose Rita screamed and jerked the wheel violently to the left. [67]
The stairs led to the parking lot behind the hospital. [82]
Suddenly the curtain was whipped aside, and Rose Rita turned to find Gert Bigger standing over her. [100]
Rose Rita lay there crying for a long time. [104]
There was a hall closet near the phone, and fortunately the cord was long. [129]
Then she took the flashlight from Aggie and stepped down into the dark opening. [142]
Gert Bigger walked over to her chair by the head of the bed and sat down again. [156]
There are the edge of the clearing stood Mrs. Zimmermann. [167]
Rose Rita and Aggie had a tearful farewell at the car window.... [179]
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Anthony Monday Series


Your Favorite Anthony Monday book
The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn (1978)
The Dark Secret of Weatherend (1984)
The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb (1988)
The Mansion in the Mist (1992)
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Your favorite Judith Gwyn Brown artwork in The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn?
It was as if [Alpheus Winterborn] were enjoying some wonderful secret joke, and Anthony couldn’t help wondering what it was. [Frontispiece]
Then [Anthony] imagined himself sitting at his own kitchen table downstairs. [6]
[Anthony] just liked the idea of having tea with Miss Eells. [17]
The man reached out and picked up the coin. [36]
Anthony slowly walked over to where the mirror lay. [55]
A growling dog was rushing at him. [87]
[Anthony] ran down the drive to the police car and rapped on the window. [132]
Slow but sure, one step at a time. He climbed on, and the reindeer got closer and closer. [153]
The spotlight was rotated till it shone over Hugo Philpotts and Anthony. [160]
Gold statuette of Unknown Origin. [179]
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Johnny Dixon Series


Your Favorite Johnny Dixon book
The Curse of the Blue Figurine (1983)
The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt (1983)
The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull (1984)
The Revenge of the Wizard's Ghost (1985)
The Eyes of the Killer Robot (1986)
The Trolley to Yesterday (1989)
The Chessmen of Doom (1989)
The Secret of the Underground Room (1990)
The Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie (1994)
The Hand of the Necromancer (1996)
The Bell, the Book, and the Spellbinder (1997)
The Wrath of the Grinning Ghost (1999)
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