Synopses & Reviews
The Boltons move into a large rambling house reputed to be haunted. Even the brave Judy is thoroughly frightened by the eerie "crying ghost."
When Judy Bolton and her family move into a haunted house, she is determined to solve the mystery of the ghost in the attic.
The Bolton family moves into their new residence in Farringdon. Belonging once to an infamous family of thieves, the home is reputedly haunted by the ghost of the previous owner who was murdered in the house. It certainly appears haunted. Judy and Horace hear strange noises from the attic, and Horace vows to discover the source and unmask it at a ghost party. Meanwhile, Judy finds herself in the middle of a very difficult situation when she is forced to choose between two groups of new friends. Horace's ghost party provides the backdrop for a reconciliation of friends and the amazing revelation of the true identity of the ghost residing in the Bolton's new home.
About the Author
Margaret Sutton was born Rachel Irene Beebe in Odin, Pennsylvania in 1903. She was the daughter of Victor Beebe, a well-known historian, and Estella Andrews Beebe. Being a spirited nonconformist, she dropped out of high school, but in 1920, graduated from the Rochester Business Institute. After graduation, she worked for several years as a secretary and in printing. During that time, she met William Sutton at a church dance in New York City. After a courtship exchanging poems and playing chess, they were married in 1924, and she began writing stories for her husband's daughter, Dorothy. Her first Judy Bolton Mystery was published in 1932 under the pen name Margaret Sutton. Ms. Sutton wove many real events and places into the Judy Bolton stories through the 35-year history of the series. She also wrote numerous stories for children and young adults. She was also active in social causes, joining the historic March on Washington in 1964. In 1965, her husband of more than 40 years died. In 1975, after traveling extensively, she married a long-time family friend, Everett Hunting. They moved to Berkeley, California and made their home there until 1993 when they moved back to Pennsylvania. Mr. Hunting died shortly after they moved. In 2001, at the age of 98, Margaret Sutton died in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, not far from her native Potter County.