The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall

The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall

By Mary Downing Hahn

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547385600, 160pp.

Publication Date: September 2010


When twelve-year-old Florence boards the crowded horse-drawn coach in London, she looks forward to a new life with her great uncle and aunt at Crutchfield Hall, an old manor house in the English countryside. Anything will be better, she thinks, than the grim London orphanage where she has lived since her parents' death.
          But Florence doesn't expect the ghost of her cousin Sophia, who haunts the cavernous rooms and dimly lit hallways of Crutchfield and concocts a plan to use Florence to help her achieve her murderous goals. Will Florence be able to convince the others in the household of the imminent danger and stop Sophia before it's too late?

About the Author
Mary Downing Hahn is the best-selling author of more than twenty award-winning books for young readers, including Stepping on the Cracks, which won the Scott O Dell Award for Historical Fiction. Anna on the Farm is the follow-up to Anna All Year Round, both based on the author s mother s memoirs about growing up in Maryland pre-World War I.

Praise For The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall

"Hahn is a master of the supernatural tale, and her legions of fans will revel in this chilling volume, reminiscent of Dickens and Poe."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

"A deliciously spine-tingling tale that even the most reluctant readers will enjoy."--School Library Journal

"A truly scary period tale."--Horn Book