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Nov 05 2008

The Servants by M.M. Smith

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HarperCollins, 2008. ISBN 978000726193 2
(Age 10 - 14) Mark is eleven years old and trying to deal with his mother marrying again; a man who David does not get along with. They have to move from London to Brighton and now his mother is sick and his step dad is taking control of his life. Then he meets an elderly neighbor who lives in their basement, in old servant's quarters. She tells Mark a secret and shows him what lies behind the locked, mysteries wooden door. Things suddenly go from bad to worse for Mark and his inquisitiveness is aroused. With that a mystery is unraveled and the only people that can help him are ghosts.
Boys will enjoy this book as will readers who love fantasy books.
Frances Kranendonk

Comment: Michael Marshall Smith is a five-time winner of the British Fantasy Award.
Pat Pledger

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