The Ghost of Picklewicke (The Troublesome Tribble Twins)
Lisa Corbin, author
It has been just three weeks since ten-year-old Basil Tribble was nearly roasted alive by an evil witch and her band of otherworldly creatures in the woods of Mesmer Island. If his twin Rosemary hadn’t found him in time…well, sometimes it’s as if he can still feel the flames licking his skin. Also rescued from the witch was Gus, the long-lost son of their friend Cappy. Gus had been in the witch’s clutches for twenty years and presumed dead. Now, the Tribble twins, along with their mother Cicely, Cappy and Gus are bound for another world, though instead of werewolves and goblins, this one is inhabited by Cappy’s boisterous cousins, eccentric townsfolk and a whole lot of turnips. Anticipating a relaxing vacation, the twins are dismayed when they are put to work harvesting the crop at Picklewicke Farm. Each day, they labor in the fields from sunup to sundown; each night they gather round the firepit to hear Cousin Rufus spin tales about Picklewicke’s traditions. But this sleepy town has its own haunted history, and Rosemary and Basil once again find themselves playing the role of supernatural detectives, and facing an angry ghost looking for vindication.