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The Haunting of Aveline Jones

Turn on your torches and join Aveline Jones!

Aveline Jones loves reading ghost stories, so a dreary half-term becomes much more exciting when she discovers a spooky old book. Not only are the stories spine-tingling, but it once belonged to Primrose Penberthy, who vanished mysteriously, never to be seen again.

Intrigued, Aveline decides to investigate Primrose’s disappearance. Now someone … or something, is stirring. And it is looking for Aveline.


This book is suitable for readers between 9 and 11 years of age.

Turn on your torches, and join Aveline Jones in her first charmingly spooky mystery, from debut author Phil Hickes. The first in a deliciously spine-tingling, spooky new series, where mysteries are always solved, spirits are always laid to rest, and everybody gets to bed on time.

Born in the UK, Phil Hickes now lives with his wife in Portland, Oregon, where he works as an advertising copywriter. He has a passion for horror, ghosts, and all things that go bump in the night. His short stories have been published in adult horror anthologies, but Phil turned his hand to writing middle grade as he wanted to create the same visceral thrill he remembers from reading Alan Garner, Clive King and Roald Dahl. The Haunting of Aveline Jones is his first middle grade novel.

Keith Robinson is a freelance illustrator, specialising in narrative illustration for children’s publishing. His art has appeared in picture books, young fiction, educational and non-fiction books. His paintings and drawings are often of fantasy, mythological, fairytale and historical subjects.

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