Polterheist

Polterheist

Paperback - 2012
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In the days leading up to Christmas, struggling actress Esther Diamond is working as a singing-and-dancing elf at Fenster & Co, a major Manhattan department store. As if dealing with hordes of holiday shoppers isn't bad enough, Esther's ex-almost-boyfriend, Detective Connor Lopez, is on the scene investigating a series of mob-related truck hijackings of Fenster's merchandise. Semi-retired hitman Lucky Battistuzzi is also nosing around, since the mob resents being implicated in thefts they didn't commit. But when supernatural mishaps occur, Esther realizes this is more than the usual holiday insanity--it's time to call in her friend Max, Manhattan's resident mage.

Esther and Max discover that Fenster's has become the staging ground for the rebirth of an ancient demon that's plotting to escape its mystical prison on the winter solstice. As dimensional barriers crumble, can Esther rescue her fellow elves, save her city from demonic disaster, and collect her paycheck in time to make rent?

Polterheist is the thrilling fifth installment of the Esther Diamond series.
Publisher: New York : DAW Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9780756407339
0756407338
Characteristics: 375 p. ; 18 cm.

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pinky0203
Oct 30, 2016

Another fast paced Esther Diamond adventure. Just what goes on behind the scenes at those big Christmas displays at your favourite store? Especially when you have a Jewish Elf on the job!!!!

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shelbysmom1996
Aug 31, 2016

Oh my gosh! Laura Resnick keeps Esther Diamond on her toes. This story starts with Esther being hired to play 'Dreidel' the holiday elf in the Fenster Department Store.
People start reporting the holiday decorations attacking them, and store shipments are being hijacked - but not by the local mob family who isn't happy that someone is on their turf. Add Detective Lopez, who really doesn't want to believe any of this and you have a rollicking good time! OY to the world!

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