Angie Sage is also the author of another series called Araminta Spook (Araminta Spookie in the US).
These funny books tell the story of Araminta ‘Minty’ Spook, who lives in a haunted house, called Spook House, with her aunt Tabby, her uncle Drac, and their new inhabitants: the members of the Wizzard family, who are trying to solve secrets, mysteries, and all the things that the Spookie House is hiding from them!
In the UK the titles are being given funky new covers and the whole series is being re-released, with the addition of a new book, GARGOYLE HALL. Below are the release dates for the UK:
Araminta Spook 1: My Haunted House: 2nd January 2014
Araminta Spook 2: The Sword in the Grotto: 2nd January 2014
Araminta Spook 3: Frognapped: 6th March 2014
Araminta Spook 4: Vampire Brat: 6th March 2014
Araminta Spook 5: Ghostsitters: 5th June 2014
Araminta Spook 6: Gargoyle Hall: 5th June 2014
Bloomsbury USA will be publishing GARGOYLE HALL.
Araminta Spookie lives in a wonderful old haunted house, but her crabby aunt Tabby wants to move. Aunt Tabby is determined to sell their house—Araminta has to stop her!
With the help of a haunted suit of armor named Sir Horace, a ghost named Edmund, and a lot of imagination, Araminta hatches a plot for an Awful Ambush that is so ghoulish, it just might work!
Sir Horace is about to turn five hundred years old! Araminta and Wanda need to find him the perfect gift. Araminta finds an ancient sword in a grotto hidden under her haunted house—and it should be a cinch to get it. But she wasn’t planning on the nasty surprise of a portcullis-trap and a rising tide in the grotto. Will Araminta and Wanda make it to Sir Horace’s birthday party?
When something’s amiss in Spookie House, there’s usually only one person to blame—Araminta. But this time she had nothing to do with the disappearance of Barry Wizzard’s frogs, and she is determined to find them. Of course, it’s not going to be that easy, especially when dealing with a crazy character named Old Morris, a dangerous shark, and a demanding aquarium show audience. Can Araminta find the frogs and steal the show?
Araminta thinks something horrible is hiding in the deep, hidden passages of Spookie House—could it be a werewolf? Add to that the arrival of Uncle Drac’s creepy nephew, Max, and Araminta knows things will never be the same. Max is Wanda’s new best friend, and Araminta finds him annoying. She comes up with a plan to figure out what Max is up to—and also to capture the werewolf. But will it work?
When Aunt Tabby and Uncle Drac head off to Transylvania, Araminta is upset—they’re going to be away on her birthday. However, when it turns out that her almost-grown-up cousin, Mathilda, will be babysitting, it seems things couldn’t get any better. But Mathilda’s brought along trouble: two rowdy teenage ghosts, Ned and Jed, who listen to no one. It’s a disaster! Can the girls figure out a way to get Ned and Jed out of the house for good?
When Araminta throws cold water over her best friend, Wanda, to disperse a crowd of panicked bats, it’s decided Araminta has been ‘helpful’ one too many times, and she is packed off to boarding school. On arrival, Araminta is surprised to discover that Gargoyle Hall makes her home, Spook House, seems positively cosy. Strange moans and clanks echo down the corridors and the two head girls are equally creepy. Most of the other pupils have been scared away, but Araminta senses that something – or someone – is behind the menace.
With the help of best friend Wanda and Uncle Drac’s prize bat, she is going to do something about it!