The Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie (A Johnny Dixon Mystery: Book Nine)by John Bellairs, Strickland Brad
When Dr. Charles Coote--a noted folklorist and old friend of Professor Childermass--returns from a conference in New Orleans, he brings home a small, sinister drum. It's made entirely of black wood with red leather straps and small, white bones. Nobody takes Dr. Coote's worries about the drum very seriously, until Fergie taps it a few times and releases an unspeakable evil.
Suddenly, Johnny and Fergie and the professor find themselves battling the imposing Madame Sinestra, a voodoo priestess who seeks the magical drum for her evil Caribbean cult. Spells, zombies, and voodoo demons beset our heroes and the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Can they save Dr. Coote? Will they make it out alive?
This ninth book in the Johnny Dixon series was completed by Brad Strickland after John Bellairs died and it has all the spooky thrills that make these mysteries classics.
"There's suspense and action aplenty." -Booklist
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
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The Drum, The Doll and The Zombie From reading this book I have discovered that this book just isn't for me but I do recommend it to people. The author could have done a whole lot better.In my book this boy named Charlie is at a party and he meets a scientist named Dr.Cootive. Charlie and the doctor start walking and it turns out it is one of his dad's friends. Charlie's dad is in the Marines across the see. As they are walking Charlie notices a man following him to his car. Then Charlie blacks out. When Charlie wakes up in an old dentist chair he sees the doctor.The book described the characters and the settings so well.From reading this book it's not as bad as I thought.I give my book 4 stars.