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The Sign of the Sinister Sorcerer
The Sign of the Sinister Sorcerer

The Sign of the Sinister Sorcerer


The House with a Clock in Its Walls


256 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $11.99 (US $11.99) (CA $15.99)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781848129085

Rights: US & CA

Bonnier Books UK (Apr 2021)
Piccadilly Press

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The twelfth and final book in the famous Lewis Barnavelt series. It is finally the summer holidays, and Lewis is looking forward to the break from school and spending time with his best friend Rose Rita, his Uncle Jonathan, and his neighbor Mrs. Zimmermann. But Lewis's hopes for a peaceful summer holiday are shattered as one accident after another plagues him. Is all his bad luck really just a coincidence? Or does it have something to do with the mysterious hooded figure he keeps seeing?


"For readers who enjoy trying to solve the mystery as they read, there are abundant clues including an anagram. A quick, exciting read." --School Library Journal

Author Biography

Brad Strickland has written more than eighty-five published books, including entries in the Lewis Barnavelt and Johnny Dixon series, following the death of the original series creator, John Bellairs. He is a Professor Emeritus of English and lives in Georgia with his wife, Barbara. John Bellairs (1938-1991) was an award-winning author of many gothic mystery novels for children and young adults, including The House with a Clock in Its Walls, which received both the New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year Award and the American Library Association Children's Books of International Interest Award; The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb, which won the Edgar Award; and The Specter from the Magician's Museum, which won the New York Public Library 'Best Books for the Teen Age' Award.