The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 6, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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When twelve-year-old Florence boards the crowded horse-drawn coach in London, she looks forward to a new life with her great uncle and aunt at Crutchfield Hall, an old manor house in the English countryside. Anything will be better, she thinks, than the grim London orphanage where she has lived since her parents' death.
          But Florence doesn't expect the ghost of her cousin Sophia, who haunts the cavernous rooms and dimly lit hallways of Crutchfield and concocts a plan to use Florence to help her achieve her murderous goals. Will Florence be able to convince the others in the household of the imminent danger and stop Sophia before it's too late?


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This book was not as well done as "Wait Til Helen Comes". I felt that the ending wasn't finished enough and left me wanting a little more. It was fun to read and I think middle school students would love it! Read full review

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This book is satisfyingly gothic -- the plucky orphaned protagonist, the decaying old manor, the sinister and hostile aunt, the sickly and delicate cousin, the fearful and superstitious servants, and ... Read full review

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MARY DOWNING HAHN, a former children’s librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories, including Wait Till Helen Comes, which is being adapted for film. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her cat, Oscar. Visit her online at

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