Haunted Mystery Series
2010 Anthony And Agatha Awards Winner (Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel)
A Top 10 Crime Fiction Book For Youth (Booklist)
Children’s Choice List (Children’s Book Council/International Reading Association)
“Have you ever seen a face hidden in the bark of a tree and known that the man trapped inside wanted to hurt you?”
Zack, his dad, and new stepmother have just moved back to his father’s hometown in Connecticut, 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 forty 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!
—Booklist, starred review
—School Library Journal
—The Horn Book, Inc.
—Teens Read Too
—The Well-Read Child
—Simon, age 11