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"Oh, I wouldn't read that if I were you. You'll start seeing death omens everywhere. It's enough to frighten anyone to death."
— Description of the book[src]

Death Omens: What to Do When You Know the Worst is Coming was a book by Mauricios Carneirus[1] about what to do when seeing death omens in Divination. It was sold at Flourish and Blotts during the summer of 1993. The front cover features a Grim, a large black dog believed to be an omen of death.[3]


In 1932, Eulalie Hicks owned a copy.[1]

Harry Potter first saw the book in 1993 at the bookshop while purchasing the schoolbooks for his third year. Having seen a similar dog a week earlier, Harry was unnerved by the book. The manager told him not to read the book; otherwise, he would start seeing death omens everywhere.[3]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Univers Harry Potter (see this image)
  2. Eulalie Hicks owned a third edition copy of it, so the first edition had been published earlier than 1932.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 4 (The Leaky Cauldron)