The Crossroads

The Crossroads

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" A rip-roaring ghost story. " Booklist, "Starred " Zack, his dad, and new stepmother have just moved back to his father s hometown, 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 40 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. Award-winning thriller author Chris Grabenstein fills his first book for younger readers with the same humorous and spine-tingling storytelling that has made him a fast favorite with adults."

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  • Paperback | 329 pages
  • 132.08 x 190.5 x 25.4mm | 226.8g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • New York, NYIndia
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0375846980
  • 9780375846984
  • 322,611

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Starred review, Booklist, May 1, 2008: "An absorbing psychological thriller . . . as well as a rip-roaring ghost story." "From the Hardcover edition."

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About Chris Grabenstein

Chris Grabenstein is the Anthony Award winning author of "Tilt a Whirl, Mad Mouse," and "Whack a Mole." He used to write TV and radio commercials and has written for the Muppets. Currently, Chris and his wife live in New York City with three cats and a dog named Fred, who starred in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang "on Broadway. You can visit him (and Fred) at"

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