A young boy discovers a clue that points to an incredible treasure
When Miss Eells gives young Anthony a job at the library, he thinks he’ll just be dusting shelves and filing books. Instead, he discovers a hidden clue leading to the treasure of eccentric millionaire Alpheus Winterborn. Miss Eells thinks the clues are a practical joke left by the odd, old Winterborn before he died. But then why do things suddenly start getting so strange? And terrifying?
This first book in John Bellairs’ Anthony Monday Mystery series will have young readers on the edge of their seats, desperate to race ahead the story’s final surprise.
Books by John Bellairs:
The Doom of the Haunted Opera
The Figure In the Shadows
The Ghost in the Mirror
The House With a Clock In Its Walls
The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring
The Mansion in the Mist
The Specter From the Magician's Museum
The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn
The Vengeance of the Witch-Finder
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John Anthony Bellairs (1938 1991) is an award-winning American author, perhaps best known for his fantasy novel The Face in the Frost. He is also the 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 Award and the American Library Association Children's Books of International Interest Award), The Lamp from the Warlock’s Tomb (which won the Edgar Allen Poe Award), and The Specter from the Magician’s Museum (which won the New York Public Library "Best Books for the Teen Age" Award.
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