Haunted is the second book in a series of detective stories for 9-12-year-olds, designed to encourage reluctant readers by Tessa Buckley. It was a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2017.
Tessa Buckley was an inveterate scribbler as a child and spent much of her time writing and illustrating stories. After studying Interior Design, she spent fifteen years working for architects and designers. She took up writing again after her young daughter complained that she couldn’t find enough adventure stories to read. This led, in 2016, to the publication of Eye Spy, the first book in the series.
Tessa lives with her husband and a large white cat called Pippa. in a town on the Thames estuary, which inspired the seaside setting for the novels. She also writes about health and nutrition, and family history, which has been her passion for many years.
Alex doesn’t believe in ghosts, but he is about to have his beliefs challenged…
When Jimmy Devlin asks the twins to investigate the strange things that have been happening at The Priory, Alex seizes the opportunity to prove to his sister that there is no such thing as ghosts. However, it soon becomes clear that unquiet spirits are not the only problem facing the Devlin family.
Are the family servants hiding secrets? Has a valuable ring been stolen, or just mislaid? And what has happened to Jimmy’s missing elder brother, Harry? As the twins and Jimmy try to solve the many mysteries of The Priory, they discover they are dealing with a very dangerous enemy…
Haunted is a book that will appeal to younger and older readers, lt has really wide appeal. Parents will love it because it encourages younger more reluctant readers to pick up a book. Drawing into the story as they follow along with the twins uncovering the mystery. And compelling them to keep reading to the end to see the conclusion.
Although Haunted is the second book in a series it’s an extremely enjoyable stand-alone read as well.
You can get a copy of Haunted, here!