Synopses & Reviews
In this fifth volume from 43 Old Cemetery Road, the trio at Spence Mansion leaves Ghastly for Hollywood, California . . . and for a shot at stardom! The film producer Moe Block Busters wants to make the 43 Old Cemetery Road story into a movieand#8212;and he promises it will be a sure-fire hit! Lured by the lights of Tinseltown, Ignatius B. Grumply, Olive C. Spence, and Seymour Hope pack their suitcases. But when they arrive in Hollywood, Olive has a sure-fire fit when she discovers how quickly fame changes Iggy and Seymour. Even worse, Olive has been written out of the script! and#8220;Little old lady ghosts are so yesterday,and#8221; says Moe. and#8220;What America wants is a terrifying ghost named Evilo.and#8221; Well, if itand#8217;s Evilo they want, itand#8217;s Evilo theyand#8217;ll get. And Olive knows just the femme fatale to help her scare Hollywoodand#8217;s most despicable director half to death.
"Barnett's second Brixton Brothers mystery continues the whimsically sardonic adventures of everyone's soon-to-be-favorite clueless-yet-earnest boy detective-wannabe. Shot through with moments of goofiness and dotted with Rex's black-and-white illustrations, this is sure to please existing fans and win new ones." Kirkus Reviews
Steve Brixton is fast becoming America's top detective. After saving the United States of America in The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity
, he has opened his own agency. Steve gets a call to solve the case of the Fairview diamond but it turns into an even bigger mystery. MacArthur Bart, author of Steve's beloved Bailey Brothers series, has been kidnapped!! And there is only one 12-year-old detective who can find him. But not without the help of his best chum Dana and The Bailey Brothers Detective Handbook
. Full of run-ins with goons, bullys, and the B. Syndicate (or is that Bee Syndicate?), The Ghostwriter Secret
* will keep everyone laughing with suspense.
* Please note: Steve encounters no spectors in the course of this book.
Steve Brixton is America's next great kid detective (and now he has his own agency to prove it)!
When twelve-year-old detective Steve Brixton gets a call that the Fairview diamond has gone missing, there are only two things to do: grab his new business cards and take the case! But Steve quickly learns there's an even bigger mystery afoot. MacArthur Bart, a.k.a. Steve's hero, a.k.a. the author of the Bailey Brothers Mystery series, has been kidnapped! With the man who taught him everything he knows about sleuthing in trouble, Steve and his best chum, Dana, know they must stage a daring rescue...
Once they find out where Bart is...
And who took him...
After saving the United States of America in the Edgar Award nominee The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity, Steve Brixton’s detective services have been in high demand—and he’s about to get a call of great personal importance. MacArthur Bart, author of Steve’s beloved Bailey Brothers series, has been kidnapped—and Steve is the only twelve-year-old detective who can find him. Full of run-ins with goons and bullies and featuring a twist you’ll never see coming (unless you’re reading it for the twelfth time), The Ghostwriter Secret will keep everyone laughing with suspense.
The fifth book in Kate and Sarah Klise's 43 Old Cemetery Road series is a lighthearted gothic epistolary novel told through letters, newspaper articles, transcripts, and drawings, in which the trio at Spence Mansion get an exciting offerand#8212;from Hollywood!
The fourth book in Kate and Sarah Klise's spooky and successful 43 Old Cemetery Road series, a lighthearted gothicand#160;epistolary noveland#160;of ghosts told in a lively compilation of illustrations, letters, newspaper articles, and drawings.
The letter-loving trio at Spence Mansion has something to grieve aboutand#8212;Ghastlyand#8217;s post office is about to close, which will cut off their connection to their fans. A new invention called VEXT-mail is threatening to replace not only letters, but books, hair dryers, and even garage door openers! Could the mysterious occupant of P.O. Box 5 and his seemingly sinister plan save the doomed post office? Will he strike down Ghastlyand#8217;s beloved ghostwriter in the process? In this fourth book in the award-winning 43 Old Cemetery Road series, eleven-year-old Seymour Hope and his new friend, Wy Fye,
must solve this postmortem mystery . . . before itand#8217;s too late!
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Mac Barnettandlt;/bandgt;andnbsp;is the author of the Brixton Brother series and several picture books, includingandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;Guess Again!andlt;/iandgt;andnbsp;andandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;Chloe and the Lionandlt;/iandgt;andnbsp;(both illustrated by Adam Rex), and theandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandnbsp;andlt;/iandgt;bestsellerandlt;iandgt;andnbsp;Extra Yarnandlt;/iandgt;. Heand#8217;s on the board of directors of 826LA, a nonprofit writing center, and founded the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers. Mac lives in Oakland, California.andlt;bandgt;Adam Rexandlt;/bandgt; has written and illustrated several picture books, including andlt;iandgt;Tree Ring Circusandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Frankenstein Makes a Sandwichandlt;/iandgt; as well as the novel, andlt;iandgt;The True Meaning of Smekdayandlt;/iandgt;. He and his wife live in Tucson, Arizona.