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The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt by John Bellairs
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Aug 23, 10

bookshelves: creepy, j
Read in August, 2010

This time, Johnny Dixon just happens to be at Boy Scout Camp when he might have stumbled across the answer to the mystery of a missing will. The usual creepy black magicky stuff goes on, some nifty puzzles and a little too lickety split sort of ending. One of the nicest parts of this book is how Johnny makes a new friend (Fergie) and how he experiences near-constant worry about his grandmother's illness and his father in the Korean War.

I wish this reissue hadn't replaced the Gorey cover with this, well, gory one. Still good creepy middle grades stuff.

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