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The Crossroads

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The Crossroads

By Chris Grabenstein

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780375846984, 329pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2009

Perfect for Halloween From theNew York Timesbestselling author ofEscape From Mr. Lemoncello's Libraryand coauthor ofI FunnyandTreasure 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

About the Author
Chris Grabenstein is the Anthony Award winning author of Tilt a Whirl, Mad Mouse, and Whack a Mole. He used to write TV and radio commercials and has written for the Muppets. Currently, Chris and his wife live in New York City with three cats and a dog named Fred, who starred in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Broadway. You can visit him (and Fred) at"

Praise For The Crossroads

Starred review, Booklist, May 1, 2008:
"An absorbing psychological thriller . . . as well as a rip-roaring ghost story."