The Raven Mysteries 2: Ghosts and Gadgets

Written by Marcus Sedgwick

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There is hilarious fun to be had in these mystery stories about the original, not to say odd, family who live in Otherhand Castle. Told by Edgar the Raven whose views are sharp even if his perspective is unusual, the upside down existence of Minty and her father Valevine, an inventor determined to find the Lost Otherhand treasure, is a delightful and surprising romp. The first Raven Mysteries title was also published recently.

The Raven Mysteries 2: Ghosts and Gadgets Synopsis

Join the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand. The rumblings and wailings from the Lost South Wing can no longer be ignored, as one by one, members of the castle are being found frozen, 'scared to death'. With mother, Minty, obsessing over her latest fad - sewing - and father, Valevine, busy experimenting with a machine to discover the Lost Otherhand treasure, it's up to aspiring ghost-hunters Solstice and Cudweed to solve the mystery. But as usual, things don't go quite as planned... It's just as well Edgar is there to save the day! Second in a brand new six book series of tales of mystery (with a touch of goth-froth) for 9 year olds from bestselling author, Marcus Sedgwick. With quirky black and white line illustrations from new talent, Pete Williamson.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781444001860
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781842556948
Publication date: 01/10/2009
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842556948
Publication date: 1st October 2009
Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 9+ readers

About Marcus Sedgwick

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors  Marcus was our Guest Editor in July 2010. Click here to see all his selections. Marcus began to write seriously in 1994, and his first book, Floodland, was published by Orion in 2000, and won the Branford-Boase award for best debut children's novel. Witch Hill followed in 2001, and was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award. The Kiss of Death was published in paperback in April 2009, and picked up a thread from his highly acclaimed My Swordhand is Singing (winner of the 2007 Booktrust Teenage Book Award). In between came what Marcus calls “my big ...

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