Death and Douglas By J. W. Ocker
 
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Douglas has grown up around the business of death. Generations of his family have run the Mortimer Family Funeral Home. The mortician and gravediggers are all his buddies. And the display room of caskets is an awesome place for hide and seek. It’s business as usual in Douglas’s small New England town. Until one day an incredibly out of the ordinary murder victim is brought to the funeral home. And more startling: others follow.

On the cusp of Halloween, a serial killer has arrived. And unsatisfied with the small-town investigation, Douglas enlists his friends to help him solve the mystery. With sumptuous descriptions of a bucolic town and it’s quirky people, fascinating yet middle grade–appropriate insider information about the funeral process, and a crackling mystery with a heart-pounding conclusion—Death and Douglas has something for readers young and old.

TitleDeath and Douglas
AuthorBy J. W. Ocker
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSky Pony Press
Published31 October 2017
FormatHardback
ISBN-139781510724570
Pages372
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.

About the author

<J. W. Ocker is the Edgar Award–winning author of Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe. His work has appeared in Rue Morgue magazine, the Boston Globe, CNN, the Atlantic, and other places people stick writing. He’s from Maryland but has lived in New Hampshire since 2008. This is his first book for children.

"Spooky! Hilarious! And beautifully written. Ocker's Death and Douglas now joins Bradbury's The Halloween Tree as an annual autumn read." —Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why and Piper

"Ocker populates his eerie New England town with a memorable cast, and gives us a compelling hero in Douglas Mortimer. Kids and coffee-drinkers beware!" —Patrick Moody, author of The Gravedigger’s Son

"With the perfect balance of macabre and mystery, the ideal combination of horror and humor, the Ghastlies are bringing plenty of goosebumps and giggles for everyone!" —Brooks Benjamin, author of My Seventh Grade Life in Tights
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