Dead Good Detectives - Dead Good Detectives (Dead Good Detectives)

By Jenny McLachlan, Illustrated by Chloe Dominique

A super funny and exciting pirate adventure for readers 8+ by the author of the bestselling Land of Roar series. Perfect for fans of BBC’s Ghosts!


Sid Jones loves hanging out in the graveyard with her best friend Zen – they are desperate to see a real-life ghost!

But when Sid accidentally summons a 300-year-old pirate from the dead, it opens the door to the HALFWAY HOUSE – a magical inn FULL of lost souls from across the ages, all trapped there by a sinister landlord.

There are more ghosts that Sid could ever have imagined – and they’re all sure Sid is there to save them! (Sid’s sure there’s been some kind of mistake.)

But someone else is watching, and they’re not happy about Sid helping the ghosts . . . TICK, TOCK – TIME IS RUNNING OUT

Another epic adventure series from the author of the Land of Roar, with magic, peril, pirates, lots of laughs and LOADS of ghosts!

Format: Digital download
Ageband: 8 to 12
Release Date: 07 Jul 2022
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-1-4052-9816-2
Jenny McLachlan is the author of the bestselling Land of Roar series, as well as several acclaimed teen novels. Before Jenny became a writer, she was Head of English in a secondary school; she now loves visiting schools as an author and delivering funny and inspiring talks and workshops.

”'If you like ghost stories that do not keep you awake at night, this is a great choice. The story is funny and warm, and not being afraid to be different. Lively and engaging, if readers are kept awake by this, it will only be for the pleasure of finishing it.” - Sunday Times

‘Spooktacular fun! Funny, exciting, epic - I loved it!'Sam Copeland, bestselling author -

‘This is totally and utterly brilliant. Can’t put it down!’Emma Carroll, bestselling author -

”'This is proof, not that it’s needed, that Jenny McLachlan is a writer of enormous heart and versatility. I’m a really big fan” - (Phil Earle)

”'I know Jenny’s gazillions of fans are going to LOVE this piratey, ghosty adventure. You'll be sucked in from the first page. If you haven't already, you should buy a copy immediately!” - Jennifer Killick, author of Crater Lake and Dread Wood.

”'The story is funny and warm, and about not being afraid to be different, or allowing embarrassment to get in the way of friendship. Lively and engaging, it involves some lovely parents, a model village called Fathomless, a hunt for lost treasure, a supernatural villain, a bully to stand up to, a love of maps and the coast, and several other friendly ghosts in need of rescue in future books. If readers are kept awake by this, it will only be for the pleasure of finishing it.” - The Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week, 30.10.2022