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The Black Heart Crypt
A Haunted Mystery
Written by Chris GrabensteinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Chris Grabenstein


· Yearling
· Trade Paperback · Ages 9-12 years
· August 28, 2012 · $6.99 · 978-0-375-87301-0 (0-375-87301-5)

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Halloween is near, the one day of the year when the ghostly plane is close enough to the human plane to allow mischief and mayhem. But the ghosts who have their eye on Zack aren't thinking mischief, they are thinking murder. 

In the fourth volume of Chris Grabenstein's popular Haunted Mysteries series, Zack must yet again do battle with malevolent spirits. And with perseverance and pluck, and the assistance of three dotty aunts, he must save his town from a 200-year-old threat.

Once again Chris Grabenstein proves his mastery of the frightening and funny tale. Young readers, especially reluctant ones, have been inspired to read by Grabenstein's quirky characters and deadly situations. 

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

CHRIS GRABENSTEIN is the Agatha and Anthony award-winning author of The Crossroads and The Hanging Hill as well as several adult thrillers. He used to write TV and radio commercials and has written for The Muppets. Chris was born in Buffalo, New York, and moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, when he was 10. After college, he moved to New York City to become an actor and writer. Currently, Chris and his wife JJ live in New York City with two cats and a dog who starred on Broadway.

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