Malice in Underland by Jenni Jennings
A gorgeously gothic debut series. Packed with wonderful characters, witty writing and thrilling adventure. STARFELL meets THE ADDAMS FAMILY.
Meet Malice Morbid Malign. She's from Underland, land of sorcery, spooks and skulduggery. But, she and her family live in Topside and mischief is their business .
. . And the business of mischief is a very serious matter! The Malign family hate books, they hate bathing, and they especially HATE helping.
But when grandad ghosts mysteriously start disappearing, including her own beloved grandad, Malice has no choice but to help. She partners up with her Uncle Vexatious, to solve the case of the missing grandad-ghosts. The perfect next read for Amelia Fang fans.
This funny, warm-hearted, spooky series - stunningly illustrated by Hannah Peck, and beautifully packaged - will delight and enchant middle-grade readers aged 9-12.