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  • Published: 27 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781524765217
  • Imprint: RH USA Kids Trade
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $13.99

The Zombie Awakening


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Previously published as The Smoky Corridor. From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor of I Funny and Treasure Hunters, comes a series of spine-tingling mysteries to keep you up long after the lights go out.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
It just doesn’t usually come from the grave.

The basement of Zack’s new school is hiding something, or rather someones. Two ghosts, to be exact—Joseph and Seth Donnelly, brothers who perished in a suspicious fire.

But the ghosts are the least of Zack's problems. It’s what they warn Zack about that has him truly frightened: there’s an evil zombie lurking beneath the school.

Fortunately, Zack has some new friends, Malik and Azalea, who can help in his paranormal adventures. Together they’ll attempt to dodge the zombie, a treasure-seeking hit man, a voodoo-savvy ghost just waiting fora new body, and more. But will they survive until recess or end up on the lunch menu?

Read all of Chris Grabenstein's Haunted Mysteries!
The Crossroads
The Demons' Door
The Zombie Awakening
The Black Heart Crypt

  • Pub date: 27 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781524765217
  • Imprint: RH USA Kids Trade
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $13.99

About the Author

Chris Grabenstein

Chris Grabenstein is an award-winning author of books for children and adults, a playwright, screenwriter, and former advertising executive and improvisational comedian.

Winner of two Anthony and four Agatha Awards, he is also the co-author with James Patterson of The #1 New York Times bestseller I FUNNY.

A former writer for Jim Henson's Muppets and past president of the New York Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, Chris co-wrote the screenplay for the CBS-TV movie, The Christmas Gift, starring John Denver.

He lives in New York City with his wife, three cats, and a rescue dog named Fred, who starred in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Broadway. You can visit Chris (and Fred) at www.ChrisGrabenstein.com

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