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When sixteen-year-old Alex accepts a summer job as caretaker of an old mansion, he thinks it'll be a breeze—he plans to lay by the pool, drive around in a nice car, and meet girls. But the moment he sees the sinister-looking house he remembers why he's there: a murder suicide has left it empty and it's his job to look after things until the new owner arrives. Alone on the sprawling property, Alex becomes the victim of strange, unexplainable events and he soon realizes something is horribly wrong. He knows he is ...

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Overview

When sixteen-year-old Alex accepts a summer job as caretaker of an old mansion, he thinks it'll be a breeze—he plans to lay by the pool, drive around in a nice car, and meet girls. But the moment he sees the sinister-looking house he remembers why he's there: a murder suicide has left it empty and it's his job to look after things until the new owner arrives. Alone on the sprawling property, Alex becomes the victim of strange, unexplainable events and he soon realizes something is horribly wrong. He knows he is being sucked into an uncontrollable situation—a terrifying battle between two ghosts—and there seems to be no way out.

Following the murder-suicide of the Von Dursts, 16-year-old Alex, hired to house-sit their estate, is haunted by two forces, one leading him to discovery, and the other trying to kill him.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142404355
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/19/2005
  • Series: Puffin Sleuth Novels Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith St. George has published dozens of successful nonfiction books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning So You Want to Be President? and the historical Turning Point series, including You’re On Your Way, Teddy RooseveltStand Tall, Abe Lincoln; and Take the Lead, George Washington. You can visit her online at www.judithstgeorge.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2006

    Best mystery I've read

    I couldn't put this book down! It definatly raises the hair on your neck. I finished it in 2 days and I read it again and again. My teacher told me to read another book for a report so I lended it to him and he did not want to give it back. After a hour long verbal fight he gave it back and bought his own copy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2005

    My mom said 'Sweety put that book down its 1 AM.'In a minute i replied

    This book is great. the way judith st.george wrote it makes you feel like your really there.There were so many mysteries that i coudnt figure out.Youll definetly no want a white persian cat after you read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2005

    Great

    Its a mom says its late go to bed you put it down but you want to know what happens next you cant guess they make it feel so real you dont want to put it down yet you want to cause it scares you so much .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2003

    'Time for dinner!' said mom' Hold on I'm almost done with this chapter!'

    This book is very scary. You don't want to put it down, but it's too scary to keep reading. I liked this book because it made me think of how some of the settings looked. I would recomend this book to anyone who has an interest for mysteries and ghosts. Yoe know this book is Haunted.

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