A voice is talking to Gene Richards. It's a low, calm, spooky voice that tells Gene to hurt his own Grandpa. The voice says his grandfather did something that can never be forgiven. Soon it becomes clear to Gene: Something happened a long time ago in the town of Magnolia. And until Gene can get to the bottom of it, this voice, this specter, isn't giving up. With his two friends Sonny and Sam, Gene begins investigating. He's determined to find out Magnolia's darkest secret and discover the truth about his grandfather. Set during the Depression, this page-turner with an unexpected final twist brings readers back to a time when small-town secrets could most certainly come back to haunt you.
JAMES LINCOLN COLLIER is the author of more than fifty books for adults and children. He was awarded the Newbury Honor for My Brother Sam Is Dead and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award. He is also well known for his writing for adults on jazz. He lives in New York City.
PRAISE FOR THE EMPTY MIRROR:
"This eerie suspense tale will appeal to kids who enjoy plot-driven stories that give them a good scare."-Booklist
"[A] fast-paced novel that will hook readers with a spooky ghost story while giving them interesting historical information."-School Library Journal
"[A] compelling tale of a young boy haunted by a vengeful spirit and his own tragic past . . . Spooky and satisfying."-Kirkus Reviews