John Bellairs Books!*
John Bellairs writes excellent 'spooky' mysteries. I call them gothic.. especially since gothic king Edward Gorey chose to illustrate many of his works. But they are really very hard to classify.. usually found in the juveniles section, they are appropriate, entertaining, and intriguing for any age from about 10 years old and up. They are usually shorter than a typical adult novel... but they are just the right length!
Illustrated by Edward Gorey (some
have his cover art as well)
The House with a Clock in Its Walls
The Mummy, the Will and the Crypt
The Drum, the Doll and the Zombie
The Dark Secret of Weatherend
The Doom of the Haunted Opera
The Eyes of the Killer Robot
The Ghost in the Mirror
The Mansion in the Mist
The Revenge of the Wizard's Ghost
Trolley to Yesterday
More Contemporary Covers/Illustrations
The Curse of the Blue Figurine
The Figure in the Shadows
The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull
* Bellairs Fans!
If you plan to buy several Bellairs books, the most efficient way is probably
through this link to the
list of all books by him.
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