"That's nonsense. Ghosts can't kill people. They just can't do it."
When eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft is sent away to boarding school in Salisbury, he's sure he'll never have to face anyone worse than his mom's new boyfriend, whom he dubs The Beard. But he never could have anticipated the spirits he'll soon encounter. With the help of a new friend, Ella, Jon learns it's not entirely by chance that he's wound up in Salisbury. Together, they'll have to summon the ghost of the late Knight Longspee as they work to uncover the secrets of a centuries old murder. But in a town haunted by ghosts set on revenge, can Jon and Ella truly trust Longspee to protect them?
From international phenomenon Cornelia Funke, bestselling author of Reckless and the Inkheart trilogy, comes a thrilling tale of bravery and friendship, and a fantastic original ghost story bound to become a classic.
Praise for Reckless: * "Masterful storytelling."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Praise for Reckless: "Funke's descriptions...are nifty, as are the snippets of fairy tale imagery."
—New York Times Book Review
Cornelia Funke is a multiple award-winning German author, best known for writing the Inkworld trilogy as well as The Thief Lord. The Inkworld books, which have won the 2003 Mildred L. Batchelder Award as well as the 2004 and 2006 BookSense Book of the Year Children's Literature Awards, have gained incredible attention and Funke has been dubbed the "German J.K. Rowling."She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.