“Zack, here is my predicament. My careless grandfather erected his tavern on top of what had previously been Hangman’s Hill. Never a bright idea, eh? For years, we have lived here…maintaining a fragile equilibrium. Now, some rather greedy mortals have arrived. That is why we are so thrilled you are here, Demon Slayer!” Zack dared to look.
After his adventures at the Crossroads, Zack Jennings is looking forward to his three weeks at The Hanging Hill Playhouse, where stepmother Judy’s Curiosity Cat books are being made into a musical. Little does Zack know when they start on this journey, that the Hanging Hill, like all theatres, has its own set of resident ghosts. From their late night arrival, to the readings of the play, things are not quite what they seem. The only bright side in this trip: Meghan McKenna, the twelve-year-old actress who also sees ghosts. As the full moon approaches, Zack and Meghan, as well as Zack’s stepmother Judy, find they have a full house of ghosts to deal with as well as an ancient cult whose plans include unleashing demons. The short chapters make this book move quickly along.
Recommended by Alice L. Cyphers, Librarian and Reading Specialist, Pennsylvania, USA
Previously published as The Hanging Hill. From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor of I Funny and Treasure Hunters, comes a series of spine-tingling mysteries to keep you up long after the lights go out.
Every theater has its demons. At this one? They’re real.
Zack is staying at the Hanging Hill summer theater, a place where he and his family hope to recover from the fiery fallout of Zack’s last ghostly encounter. The theater is all set to stage Zack’s stepmother’s play . . . or so they think.
What Zack doesn’t know is that the director has another show in mind, and that production requires a child born under a full moon. A child who will not survive opening night. And Zack? He was born under a full moon.
Zack has battled evil spirits before, but this time he’ll learn that just because it’s a playhouse doesn’t mean that the ghosts are playing.---from the publisher
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