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Thirteen Days of Midnight

Leeds Book Awards, 2016

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781408337479

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A thrilling supernatural adventure: dark, funny, with twists at every turn. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Prize 2016.

When Luke Manchett’s estranged father dies suddenly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance. Luke has been left in charge of his father’s ghost collection: eight restless spirits. They want revenge for their long enslavement, and in the absence of the father, they’re more than happy to take his son. It isn’t fair, but you try and reason with the vengeful dead.

Halloween, the night when the ghosts reach the height of their power, is fast approaching. With the help of school witchlet Elza Moss, and his cowardly dog Ham, Luke has just thirteen days to uncover the closely guarded secrets of black magic, and send the unquiet spirits to their eternal rest. The alternative doesn’t bear thinking about.


An exciting read ... thrilling and spooky
The Week Junior
With well-drawn characters, some truly creepy ghouls, and entertaining banter, this is a self-assured debut that's as funny as it is terrifying
Publishers Weekly
Luke's narration is both disarming and amusing. A sprightly, original story with good twists.
Thirteen Days of Midnight is the most entertaining and original fantasy or paranormal young adult novel I've read in a long time
Addicted to Media
Thirteen Days of Midnight is a great debut. It's confident and enthusiastic in its storytelling and the first person, present tense telling gives it a real sense of immediacy. It has relatable central characters and an entertaining supporting cast. It's chilling at times and funny at others. Great stuff, and I recommend it.
The Bookbag

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