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The Ghost of Cutler Creek

Ghost Mysteries (Volume 3)

Cynthia DeFelice

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

The third book about Allie Nichols, "ghost magnet"

Allie Nichols has hardly laid the last spirit to rest when she's sure that another one is trying to reach her. But how can Allie help a ghost who won't speak? All she has to go on is a sound -- a sort of whine -- and a smell. At the same time, a strange boy joins her sixth-grade class. Allie doesn't understand why L. J. Cutler would start a new school at the end of the year, or why he's such a surly kid. She wants nothing to do with him. Then Mr. Henry, a teacher she loves, asks Allie to dog-sit Hoover, his golden retriever, while he's away and to befriend L.J. over the summer. She's delighted to spend time with Hoover, but she hardly looks forward to visiting L. J. Cutler -- until she discovers a connection between L.J., the ghost, and Hoover.

This new book about Allie Nichols is another masterful novel of suspense by an author who consistently writes solid, entertaining stories.

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THE GHOST OF CUTLER CREEK (Chapter One)

The whimpering grew louder and more desperate, then rose to a keening wail. Allie Nichols ran down the long, shadowy hallway, trying to reach the source of the sound. The sadness and hopelessness of it tore at her heart. She had to find out who was in such terrible misery. But it was so dark, so difficult to see! She followed the cries through countless twists and turns and found herself at a dead end.

She forced herself to stop and listen, to try to get her bearings. At first she couldn’t hear anything but the rasp of her own breath, ragged

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REVIEWS

Praise for The Ghost of Cutler Creek

"DeFelice has created a suspenseful tale that will leave readers rapidly turning pages...Mystery fans will not be disappointed." --School Library Journal

"Thrilling...The gripping story of animal abuse will hook fans of the series and newcomers alike. DeFelice maintains the supernatural suspense at just the right clip until the satisfying conclusion." --Booklist

"As always, DeFelice tells a gripping, suspenseful story, keeping readers engaged with realistically depicted human as well as animal characters." --The Horn Book

"Enticing." --Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Cynthia DeFelice

  • Cynthia DeFelice has written many popular novels for young readers, including two previous books featuring Allie Nichols: The Ghost of Fossil Glen, an ALA Notable Book and winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award, and The Ghost and Mrs. Hobbs. She lives in upstate New York.
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The Ghost of Cutler Creek

Ghost Mysteries

Cynthia DeFelice

Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, New Jersey Garden State Children's Book Award, South Carolina Children's Book Award Master List
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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