Gilda Joyce: The Ghost Sonata

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Overview

Gilda Joyce's best friend, Wendy Choy, is chosen to participate in a piano competition in Oxford, England, so of course super-sleuth Gilda finds a way to go too. Once there, the grueling practice schedule takes a backseat to strange and spooky occurrences. There are foreboding tarot cards that keep appearing to the participants and ominous numbers etched in frosty windowpanes. But even more chilling are Wendy's ghostly nightmares of a young boy-and the haunting melody she can't shake out of her mind. Could there ...

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Overview

Gilda Joyce's best friend, Wendy Choy, is chosen to participate in a piano competition in Oxford, England, so of course super-sleuth Gilda finds a way to go too. Once there, the grueling practice schedule takes a backseat to strange and spooky occurrences. There are foreboding tarot cards that keep appearing to the participants and ominous numbers etched in frosty windowpanes. But even more chilling are Wendy's ghostly nightmares of a young boy-and the haunting melody she can't shake out of her mind. Could there be a sinister connection to the piano competition? Gilda has a genuine haunting on her hands, and solving this one will take every ounce of psychic intuition she's got!

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Kathie Fitch
Psychic investigator Gilda Joyce is determined to accompany her best friend, Wendy Choy, to England where she has been invited to participate in The Young International Virtuosos piano competition. Gilda jumps at the chance to be Wendy's page turner. Off they go to Oxford with teacher Mrs. Mendelovich and two other piano students. Before boarding the airplane, Gilda does a tarot card reading for Wendy to calm her down, but unfortunately all the cards are ominous. They show the number nine and death. Upon landing in England, they hurry to Wyntle House, a Victorian guesthouse that does not even have a piano. Wendy is horrified to find that her room is number nine. She cannot sleep, hears a piano playing, and even finds the number nine etched in the frost on her window. Gilda begins her high-powered investigation and discovers that a ghost is haunting not only her best friend but the entire competition. The ghost leads them to the grave of Charles Drummond, a young protTgT who died when he was only fourteen. Why has Charles chosen Wendy to haunt and what does he want her to do to let him rest in peace? Gilda is a spunky, quirky, very likeable young lady with a sense of humor if not a great sense of fashion. There are several interesting threads in this novel that are not as fully developed as they could be and some unsatisfactory endings, but overall it is a lighthearted, comic romp of a mystery, a genre often neglected in middle school fiction. This third title in the Gilda Joyce series stands alone, but prior knowledge of Gilda and her psychic powers would be helpful.
Kirkus Reviews
Irrepressible Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator, is at it again. This time it's across the pond in Oxford, England. Gilda manages to wangle a position as a page-turner for her best friend, Wendy Choy, who has been selected to compete in an international piano competition. Wendy's chilling nightmares combined with a variety of otherworldly happenings force Gilda to take a case once again. Donning her cat-eye sunglasses and her various outfits selected especially for her English holiday, Gilda finds herself combing the streets of London, looking for what is behind the genuine haunting. Gilda is determined to stay focused, but the cute English boys make it difficult. Allison's endearingly odd heroine will once again capture readers' affections while the mystery will keep the pages turning and the midnight oil burning. Offbeat and spine-chilling. (Fiction. 10-14)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142412329
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/2008
  • Series: Gilda Joyce Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 491,046
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.88 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Allison lives in Kensington, Maryland.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2011

    COOL!!!!!

    THIS BOOK IS AWESOME... I LOVE IT!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2009

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    Another excellent Gilda Joyce Mystery!

    If you like mysteries, England, and piano competitions then this book is for you. Another entertaining and humorous mystery in the Gilda Joyce series. A must read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Gilda

    She sits on a boulder, watching a ladybug.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Amazing!!!!

    Amazing! I felt like i was really there, in Oxford solving a mystery and competing in a piano competition! Another great book, Ms. Jennifer! Keep on writing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    First editorial

    Wow these are the gfirst editorials ive seen on a nook book in *forever*! Loved book anyway... my fav in the seris.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    Awesome

    Best one of the series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    A "wow" book in the superb Gilda Joyce series

    I loved this book! I still do. This is probably my favorite in the series because it involves piano! I play the piano! Also, make sure you read the first one first!!!!!!! I highly reccomend this book to the slightly natured reader. (Pre-teen, early teen) Also, if you are looking for a boy book, you are in the wrong place!

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

    My heart belongs to gilda joyce

    I love the gilda joyce books! Gilda is a lovable, quirky main character. I am disappointed that the nook store doesn't have the first two books, ' psychic investigator' and 'the ladies of the lake.' A must read for fans of moody atmospheres, funny charactets, and cats-eye sunglasses.

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  • Posted April 23, 2011

    wonderful!!!!

    the series is wonderfully amazing i advise that every girl between the age of 11 to 14 should read these books!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 13, 2010

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    Recommended For Anybody Who Likes Mysteries

    While I was reading all about Gilda and Wendy's adventures while in England, I felt like I was actually Gilda Joyce. I felt like Jennifer Allison made me a part of the story, it was written in Gilda's perspective. It made it easier for me to feel how Gilda felt in times of sadness, happiness, and even in the scarce times that she was scared. I think Jennifer Allison did a terrific job writing this. I hope to read her many other great stories that follow. I give this book two thumbs up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2009

    excellent

    amazing
    Gilda Joyce is da master
    ^^

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