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Klise, Kate.
Orlando : Harcourt, 2009
IL 3-6, RL 4.4
ISBN 0152057277
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Ignatius B. Grumply, children’s mystery writer, had had writer’s block for twenty years. In hopes of finding inspiration, he rented an old Victorian mansion, seeking solitude and quiet. Iggy had not read the fine print…

Clause 102 (a) of the rental agreement stated that Seymour Hope, aged 11, should be allowed to remain at 43 Old Cemetery Road, and whoever rented the property should look after Seymour and his cat, Shadow, and return both in good condition to his parents at the termination of the contract, if they so requested.

But young Seymour was not living alone…Olive C. Spence, original owner of the house, kept him company and prepared his meals, and once in awhile, she allowed him to actually see her. Had she still been alive, she would have been 190 years old.

Mr. Grumply was not a believer in ghosts; but if he didn’t become one soon, how could he ever get the annoying pranks to stop? And how could he possibly get over his writer’s block?

The sequel to the delightfully humorous 43 Old Cemetery Road series is already out; OVER MY DEAD BODY is equally enjoyable.  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face nominee, 2011)

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