Mrs. Murray's Ghost: A Piccadilly Street Story Book 1

Sep. 25 2018
Emily-Jane Hills Orford
New Publication

Mary’s family has moved into a huge Victorian mansion. She loves her gigantic new house, especially her room. But then she begins to meet the house’s other residents. Mrs. Murray was murdered in Mary’s new house. At first she tries to scare the new residents away, but there seems to be a force connecting the ghost to Mary. Even the stranded Brownies, the little people who live between the walls, feel that connection. When Mary becomes deathly ill, the Brownies and the ghost team up to try to rescue her, only to encounter a witch and her evil minions. Time is running out. They must rescue Mary from a fever-induced dream world before she is trapped there forever. As well as being a fun read for young readers, the story gives an historical perspective to childhood, as it dates to the 1960s. It also deals with some very current issues, specifically bullying.

"Emily-Jane Hills Orford’s coming of age fantasy for children and preteens, Mrs. Murray's Ghost: A Piccadilly Street Story, Book 1 (TellTale Publishing: 2018), will delight anyone who’s ever wondered how cool it would be to have a ghost in their house or wished there were secret passageways to discover behind the library wall. High fantasy fans of all ages should give this story a try." Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite