Chris Grabenstein – The Crossroads – New Book Release 5/27/08
Random House Books for Young Readers – Hardcover
THE CROSSROADS – Chris Grabenstein’s first book for younger readers is filled with the same humorous and spinetingling storytelling that has made him a fast favorite with adults. Zack, his dad, and new stepmother have just moved back to his father’s hometown in Connecticut, not knowing that their new house has a dark history. Fifty years ago, a crazed killer caused an accident at the nearby crossroads that took forty innocent lives. He died when his car hit a tree in a fiery crash, and his malevolent spirit has inhabited the tree ever since. During a huge storm, lightning hits the tree, releasing the spirit, who decides his evil spree isn’t over, and Zack is directly in his sights!
Chris Grabenstein did improvisational comedy (with Bruce Willis) in New York before James Patterson hired him at the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency. His Anthony Award-winning debut John Ceepak mystery TILT A WHIRL was followed by MAD MOUSE and WHACK A MOLE. Look for HELL HOLE from St. Martin’s Minotaur in August. Chris has also written two thrillers: SLAY RIDE and HELL FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Random House will publish his Middle Grades ghost story THE CROSSROADS this May. His dog has better credits: he once starred on Broadway in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Check out Chris’s web site at www.ChrisGrabenstein.com.
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