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The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery

Written by Allison Rushby
Published by Candlewick Press
Goodreads Rating - 3.8 / 5.0
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256
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Flossie Birdwhistle is the Turnkey at London’s Highgate Cemetery. As Turnkey, it’s Flossie’s job to ensure that all the souls buried in the cemetery stay at rest. Not an easy job for a young ghost, but a task made especially difficult by World War II: London is being attacked every night by enemy bombers, and even the dead are unsettled. When Flossie encounters the ghost of a German soldier carrying a mysterious object that seems to exist in both the living and spirit worlds, she becomes suspicious—what is the officer up to? Before long, Flossie uncovers a sinister plot that could destroy not only her cemetery, but also her beloved country. Can Flossie and her ghostly friends stop the soldier before it’s too late? History collides with the supernatural in this exciting, ethereal mystery from Allison Rushby.

What Kind of Book is The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery

Categories:
mystery
Themes:
death
war
the world

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Allison Rushby

Allison Rushby adores cities with long, winding histories; wild, overgrown cemeteries; redbrick Victorian museums; foxes; and ivy. She lives in Queensland, Australia.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0763696854
ISBN 13:
9780763696856
Publication Date:
January 1, 1960