The Beast of Hangman's Hill
Something evil is sneaking through the woods towards the Old Tower on Hangman's Hill. It's a snard. This hairy horror is hungry for a tasty snack of beans - human beans that is! And the Spook Squad are on the menu! Roxy has a weird auntie. Her Auntie Rhee lives on Hangman's Hill in a spooky house called the Old Tower. The Old Tower looks like Dracula gave it a make-over. But Rhee isn't a vampire - she is a banshee. She's trying to protect humans from ghouls, ghosts and long-legged beasties. But she can't do it on her own. That's why she needs the Spook Squad. The Spook Squad are Roxy, Leena, Nita and Emma and their poltergeist, Rattle. These four girls are as bright and sparky as a fire in a fireworks factory. So, on dark and stormy nights, when the vampires are being a pain in the neck and hairy horrors are on the prowl, the Spook Squad goes into action. "Spook Squad" is a series of six reading books for girls ages 7-12 with a reading age of 7-8. Illustrated by Peter Richardson with fantastic black and white line drawings and full of jokes, 'facts' about the "Spook Squad", maps of locations, these books are ideal for girls who want a fun read. "This title features adventures that are too scary for boys".
Roger Hurn is a storyteller and writer of books for children. His previous books for reluctant readers include Tribe and the Mystery Mob Series. A specialist in education, he has taught at all levels, been a consultant adviser to the Home Office and a teacher trainer.