When Jemima moves to Hollow House, her grandmother's old home in Sleepy Hollow, she is greeted by an eerie voice warning of an impending storm and a falling tree, all within the first few seconds of arrival.
Following an encounter with a figure from a painting, Jemima is convinced that the house is haunted.
It falls to Jemima and Jake, her boyfriend, to solve the puzzle. Who is the haunter? And what about the magical tree people?
Meantime, back in England, Jake's brother is missing. The police visit the States to interview Jake.
With some help from Jemima's stepmother, Ciggie - and Malcolm, her elegantly dressed pet mouse - they learn that all of the answers lie within their own interwoven family.
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About the Author
After experience in repertory at Worthing and Plymouth, David formed his own David's Puppets and The Fairytale Theatre Company, and toured the UK for 21 years, performing at such theatres as the Bristol Old Vic, and the Tricycle in London, Stratford Circus, Yvonne Arnaud in Guildford, Ustinov in Bath, to name but a few. David voiced and controlled the marionettes made by his partner, Paul Prestidge, and wrote all the touring fairytale adaptations. Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Nutcracker and Mouse King, Sleeping Beauty, The Princess and the Pea, The Frog Prince, giving over three thousand performances. David also lectured Women's Institutes, Luncheon and Business clubs on Marionettes, and was a speaker for the prestigious Shaw's Corner Literary Society. in London. There were also private children's party performances for birthdays, from council house to castle!
He is 66 this year and lives quietly at Gull Cottage, focusing on his writing. He is also an avid and eclectic reader.