Deep and Dark and Dangerous: A Ghost Story (Hardcover)

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Just before summer begins, 13-year-old Ali finds an odd photograph in the attic. She knows the two children in it are her mother, Claire, and her aunt Dulcie. But who’s the third person, the one who’s been torn out of the picture?

Ali figures she’ll find out while she’s vacationing in Maine with Dulcie and her four-year-old daughter, Emma, in the house where Ali’s mother’s family used to spend summers. All hopes for relaxation are quashed shortly after their arrival, though, when the girls meet Sissy, a kid who’s mean and spiteful and a bad influence on Emma.

Strangest of all, Sissy keeps talking about a girl named Teresa who drowned under mysterious circumstances back when Claire and Dulcie were kids, and whose body was never found. At first Ali thinks Sissy’s just trying to scare her with a ghost story, but soon she discovers the real reason why Sissy is so angry. . . . Mary Downing Hahn is at her chilling best in this new supernatural tale that’s certain to send shivers down her readers’ spines.

About the Author

MARY DOWNING HAHN, a former children s librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories, including Deep and Dark and Dangerous and The Old Willis Place. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her two cats, Oscar and Rufus. Visit her online at

Praise For…

"Signature spooky Hahn sends appropriate shivers up the reader's spine ... satisfyingly chilly." Kirkus Reviews

"Hahn offers another eerie, suspenseful ghost story filled with family secrets." Booklist, ALA

"Classic mystery elements ... add to the suspense and keep the well-plotted story moving along to a satisfying conclusion." School Library Journal

"A compact and approachable shiveriness ... an easygoing vacation read." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618665457
ISBN-10: 0618665455
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: May 2007
Pages: 187
Language: English