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A Haunted Mystery Series

Chris Grabenstein
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A Haunted Mystery Series : Titles in Order

Book 4
Perfect for Halloween! From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and coauthor of I Funny and Treasure Hunters, comes a series of spine-tingling mysteries to keep you up long after the lights go out.

Halloween is near, the one day of the year when the ghostly plane is close enough to the human plane to allow mischief and mayhem. But the ghosts who have their eye on Zack aren’t thinking mischief, they are thinking murder. 

In the fourth volume of Chris Grabenstein’s popular Haunted Mysteries series, Zack must yet again do battle with malevolent spirits. And with perseverance and pluck, and the assistance of three dotty aunts, he must save his town from a 200-year-old threat.

Once again Chris Grabenstein proves his mastery of the frightening and funny tale. Young readers, especially reluctant ones, have been inspired to read by Grabenstein’s quirky characters and deadly situations.
Book 3
Previously published as The Smoky Corridor. From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and coauthor of I Funny and Treasure Hunters, comes a series of spine-tingling mysteries to keep you up long after the lights go out.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
It just doesn’t usually come from the grave.

The basement of Zack’s new school is hiding something, or rather someones. Two ghosts, to be exact—Joseph and Seth Donnelly, brothers who perished in a suspicious fire.

But the ghosts are the least of Zack’s problems. It’s what they warn Zack about that has him truly frightened: there’s an evil zombie lurking beneath the school.

Fortunately, Zack has some new friends, Malik and Azalea, who can help in his paranormal adventures. Together they’ll attempt to dodge the zombie, a treasure-seeking hit man, a voodoo-savvy ghost just waiting fora new body, and more. But will they survive until recess or end up on the lunch menu?

Read all of Chris Grabenstein’s Haunted Mysteries!
The Crossroads
The Demons’ Door
The Zombie Awakening
The Black Heart Crypt
Book 2
Previously published as The Hanging Hill. From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and coauthor of I Funny and Treasure Hunters, comes a series of spine-tingling mysteries to keep you up long after the lights go out.

Every theater has its demons.
At this one? They’re real.

Zack is staying at the Hanging Hill summer theater, a place where he and his family hope to recover from the fiery fallout of Zack’s last ghostly encounter. The theater is all set to stage Zack’s stepmother’s play . . . or so they think.

What Zack doesn’t know is that the director has another show in mind, and that production requires a child born under a full moon. A child who will not survive opening night. And Zack? He was born under a full moon.

Zack has battled evil spirits before, but this time he’ll learn that just because it’s a playhouse doesn’t mean that the ghosts are playing.

Read all of Chris Grabenstein’s Haunted Mysteries!
The Crossroads
The Demons’ Door
The Zombie Awakening
The Black Heart Crypt 
Book 1
Perfect for Halloween! From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and coauthor of I Funny and Treasure Hunters, comes a series of spine-tingling mysteries to keep you up long after the lights go out.

Zack, his dad, and new stepmother have just moved back to his father’s hometown, not knowing that their new house has a dark history. Fifty years ago, a crazed killer caused an accident at the nearby crossroads that took 40 innocent lives. He died when his car hit a tree in a fiery crash, and his malevolent spirit has inhabited the tree ever since. During a huge storm, lightning hits the tree, releasing the spirit, who decides his evil spree isn’t over . . . and Zack is directly in his sights.

Award-winning thriller author Chris Grabenstein fills his first book for younger readers with the same humorous and spine-tingling storytelling that has made him a fast favorite with adults.

★ “A rip-roaring ghost story.”—Booklist, Starred
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