Haunted Mysteries

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 161 ratings

The Crossroads Publisher's Summary

Zack, his dad, and new stepmother have just moved back to his father's hometown, not knowing that their new house has a dark history. Fifty years ago, a crazed killer caused an accident at the nearby crossroads that took 40 innocent lives. He died when his car hit a tree in a fiery crash, and his malevolent spirit has inhabited the tree ever since. During a huge storm, lightning hits the tree, releasing the spirit, who decides his evil spree isn't over...and Zack is directly in his sights.

Award-winning thriller author Chris Grabenstein fills his first book for younger listeners with the same humorous and spine-tingling storytelling that has made him a fast favorite with adults.

©2008 Chris Grabenstein (P)2008 Random House, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Crossroads

    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: J. J. Myers
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Zack, his dad, and new stepmother have just moved back to his father's hometown, not knowing that their new house has a dark history. Fifty years ago, a crazed killer caused an accident at the nearby crossroads that took 40 innocent lives. He died when his car hit a tree in a fiery crash, and his malevolent spirit has inhabited the tree ever since..

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story for listeners of all ages!

    • By JohnB on 02-15-09

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 2

    • The Hanging Hill

    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: J. J. Myers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    How serious is stage fright? At the Hanging Hill Playhouse, it can kill you. After narrowly escaping a malevolent spirit in The Crossroads, Zack and Judy are hoping to relax during the rehearsals for a show based on Judy's best-selling children's books. Little do they know that the director is planning to raise a horde of evil specters from the dead, and to accomplish this, he needs a human sacrifice...and Zack fits the bill perfectly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Story, Terrific Narrator!

    • By Kathleen D. on 01-18-10

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 3

    • The Smoky Corridor

    • Haunted Places
    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: J. J. Myers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Zack is about to start at his new school, and his dad, who went there years before, tells Zack the stories of the haunted janitor's closet, the specter of a dead crossing guard, and the Donnelly brothers, who perished in a suspicious fire. Dad doesnt know that Zack has already met the Donnellys' ghosts, who have warned Zack that there is an evil zombie under the school.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Adventures with Zack

    • By Debbie on 07-10-12

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • The Black Heart Crypt

    • A Haunted Mystery
    • By: Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated by: J. J. Myers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Halloween is nearing, the one day of the year when the ghostly plane is close enough to the human plane to allow mischief and mayhem. But the ghosts who have their eye on Zack aren't thinking mischief, they are thinking murder.In this fourth volume of Chris Grabenstein's popular Haunted Mysteries series, Zack must once again do battle with malevolent spirits. And with his usual pluck, and the assistance of three dotty aunts, he must save his town from a 200-year-old threat.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By D. A. Gordon on 06-19-12

    Regular price: $19.95