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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User Review  - NghtStlkr64 - LibraryThing

This book was pretty good though I wasn't thrilled with the ending. It didn't feel like there was any sort of closure. I've read most of Hahn's books and this one fell in the middle. I highly recommend Wait Till Helen Comes and The Doll in the Garden two of my favorites. Read full review

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User Review  - Jadedog13 - LibraryThing

Fairly short story about an orphan girl who encounters a ghost when she is taken in by family she didn't know she had. This book would be good for fourth and fifth graders who like ghost stories. It was slightly creepy without being too scary. 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. 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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