City of the Dead
Author: Tony Abbott
Series: The Haunting of Derek Stone (Book #1)
Grade Level Equivalent:
Mystery and Suspense, Series
Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Witches, Magic and Supernatural
Tony Abbott combines the best of the action, suspense, and humor that has made Secrets of Droon a hit for almost a decade — and takes it to the next level in this spooky new middle grade series.
Derek Stone has suffered a horrible train accident, which left his brother and father dead — and left Derek all alone. Until his brother, Ronny, reappears weeks later, alive and well. But Ronny doesn't seem like himself. Since the train accident, he seems...like someone else.
Derek is haunted by suspicions, uncertainty, and fear. But he's also haunted by something even more real. He's hearing voices, and everything around him — including Ronny — seems a little off. Could the road to the afterlife be a two-way street?
Praise for City of the Dead
"...kids looking for some down-home zombie action with a young hero to root for will likely find this a tantalizing appetizer for horrific bounty to come." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"An unusual twist on the zombie thriller." — Booklist