An Illustrated Mystery Filled with Letters, E-mails, Floor Plans, and Much More! A famous kids' mystery writer, Ignatius B. Grumply, has moved into the Victorian mansion at 43 Old Cemetery Road, where he hopes to find some peace and quiet so he can crack a bad case of writer's block. Unfortunately, the house is already occupied by an 11-year-old grouch named Seymour, Seymour's cat, Shadow, and an irritable, piano-playing, pie-making ghost named Olive. It's hard to say which of the four is crabbiest, but there's a reason that destiny has brought them all together. After all, Olive the ghost has learned a few valuable lessons by being dead for a while! This is the first book in a funny and clever series told in letters, drawings, newspaper articles, and even an occasional tombstone engraving.