Leira MacGregor is anxiously awaiting the arrival of two new families into her neighborhood. She is hoping desperately that someone will finally move in with children her own age. They may be able to help her to solve the mystery of Grimly Manor.
The spooky manor, which was built long ago, has an ancient cemetery behind it. According to whisperings, there is a scary old man who lives there, but no one has seen him except on Halloween. Candles flicker in the night, and on holidays, decorations appear around the manor like magic.
A fast-paced, quick read, Carson’s novel offers both entertainment and a bit of education...the prose is descriptive and assertive, and the pacing is perfect for a children’s mystery
"It was totally creepy not only because of the way it looked, but strange things happened there that never got explained—except with rumors."
"The doctors agreed he died from a heart attack, after slitting his wrists and then hanging himself—but I knew him—and I believe he was murdered."