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Allie's Ghost Hunters Case #1
Narrated by: Melissa Chambers
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Mum says the new house just needs a bit of fixing up. Mum is wrong. The house is haunted and it takes Allie and some very special friends to solve the spooky case of why eerie handwriting keeps appearing in her brother’s room. Veteran of Australian stage, television, and radio Melissa Chambers performs as the intelligent, aware, mature-for-her-age, and insatiably curious 11-year-old Allie Gebhardt, in the first of award-winning (for children’s, science fiction, and crime fiction) Catherine Jinks’ creepy, compelling. and slyly humorous Allie’s Ghost Hunters young adult mystery series.

Summary

"We moved into our new house because Mum liked the vibes. But those vibes turned scary when ghostly writing started appearing on the walls of Bethan's room. Mum tried a few new-age tricks, but couldn't stop the creepy nightmares. We even called in paranormal investigators, but they were totally stumped. That's when I decided to take matters into my own hands."

Full of suspense, mystery, and humor, the books in this series follow Allie as she investigates a number of possibly paranormal events with a mix of logic, intelligence, and teenage attitude. Who is writing on the walls?

This is a spooky paranormal mystery for Allie's Ghost Hunters to solve, involving mysterious handwriting that keeps appearing on the bedroom walls, and a young girl who died tragically many years before.

©2002 Catherine Jinks (P)2007 Bolinda Publishers Pty Ltd.

Critic reviews

"Cleverly creepy, well-written and well-researched, this is a delightful spine-tingler and a great read." ( The Sunday Tasmanian)

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Well written children's story

A very well written story, and equally well performed. It drew me in and kept me listening to find out the truth behind the mystery. Unlike many ghost stories, the ending did not seem rushed or cobbled together. Many mysteries spend so long building up the drama, but then seem unable to reach a conclusion effectively.

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  • Bruce
  • 25-04-19

Gothic and modern

Take a gothic romance written on the wall, attempt to paint over it with latex and a lot modern ancient-seeming ghost busting stuff, and you have a recipe for a really good story within a story within a story. The token and ineffectual male characters add comic relief, while the ultimate solution is brought by someone who reminds me of Pratchett's Esme Weatherwax and Bellairs' Jonathan Barnavelt, with maybe a look back at the Ghost Buster movies. Looking forward to case #2.