As far as Joe Hunter's concerned, his artist mum only paints people with the most hackit-lookin faces. All he wants from life is to play Gemm-Station with his pals. But his Maw has other plans. Joe finds himself dragged all over Scotland, from Aberdeen to Glasgow, from Shetland to the East Neuk of Fife. He has to listen to the heid-numbin stories that folk tell him while his Maw's painting their portraits. What sort of numpties and chancers does Joe meet on his travels? How much more Pure Ghosters can a thirteen-year-old boy take before he does his nut? Twelve new spooky stories told in the different voices of Scotland.