The Most Frightening Story Ever Told by Philip Kerr

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Roald Dahl meets R. L. Stine in this spine-tingling and hilarious tale from a bestselling author.
Billy Shivers doesn’t have a lot of excitement in his life. He prefers to spend his days reading alone in the Hitchcock Public Library. So it is a bit out of character when he finds himself drawn to the Haunted House of Books, and a competition daring readers to survive an entire night inside.
The Haunted House of Books is a cross between a bookstore and a booby trap. It’s a creeky old mansion full of dark hallways and things that go bump in the night, and the store’s ill-tempered owner, Mr. Rapscallion, only adds to the mystery.
But the frights of the store itself are nothing compared to the stories it holds. These stories are so ghastly, so terrifying, so shocking that once you’ve read them, you’ll never be the same. Does Billy dare begin? Do you?

About Philip Kerr

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Philip Kerr is the author of many novels, but perhaps most important are the five featuring Bernie Gunther—A Quiet Flame, The One from the Other, and the Berlin Noir trilogy (March Violets, The Pale Criminal, and A German Requiem). He lives in London and Cornwall, England, with his family.
Published September 6, 2016 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 320 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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What better place to haunt than a bookstore specializing in occult subjects and run by an ex-magician?

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One thing for sure, readers will absolutely love Billy’s story and the big surprise at the end.

Oct 24 2016 | Read Full Review of The Most Frightening Story Ev...

Gr 5–8—Kerr's latest delivers on the promise of its title. Young Billy Shivers hasn't been the same since being involved in a devastating car accident, and during his recuperation, he frequents the Hitchcock Public Library, discovering a love of books, particularly ghost stories. When he stumbles...

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