Reading level: 9-12
Twelve-year-old Murphy Moss has a fascination for ghosts, mysteries and anything creepy. He ends up working a few hours a week at the Secondhand Spook shop. The shop's owner supplies ghosts, phantoms and other unworldly creatures to those who want to buy or hire them for special occasions.
The trouble starts when one of the Secondhand Spooks, Lucky Eddie, goes missing. Lucky Eddie has been darkled (captured by three evil ghouls known as the Darkles). The Darkles have a plan to cause chaos at the Creepy Castle when ghosts from all over the world gather to celebrate the night of December 32nd.
Murphy and his friend, Evie Snow, become involved in the trouble, along with a lively and fascinating selection of weird characters including: Raggety Wraith, Rattlebones the Skeleton, Mr Macabre the Horrible Highlander, the Spectre Inspector, Sebastian Knight and his ancient ghostly butler, Fossil, and Un-Dead Fred the cat.
Secondhand Spooks is filled with spooks, humour and all things ghostly.
About the Author:
De-ann Black is a bestselling author, scriptwriter, and former newspaper journalist, traditionally published for over 15 years, with over 50 books published. She's also an artist and illustrator.
She splits her time between Scotland, Dublin and London.
Her latest children's and young adult books include:
SECONDHAND SPOOKS - DECEMBER 32ND
SCHOOL FOR ALIENS