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Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.513996
When a dog arrives at Spence Mansion, Seymour is overjoyed. His adoptive parents, Ignatius B. Grumply and Olive C. Spence, are less enthusiastic—especially when Secret, the dog, begins barking all night long. Is it possible Secret just misses his old companion, the late Noah Breth, whose children are fighting like cats and dogs over their father’s money? Or does Secret have a secret that, in the end, will make the entire town of Ghastly howl with delight?

This third book in the 43 Old Cemetery Road series, a runaway mystery told in letters, limericks, a last will, and loose change, is guaranteed to please anyone who’s ever tried to keep a secret.

Hardcover, 144 pages
Published on May 2, 2011 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0547400365
ISBN-13: 9780547400365
4 Book Reviews
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  • kiwibudder
    kiwibudderSunday, June 1, 2014 at 7:04 am55 stars
    I loved how Seymour met other ghosts and found a good dog of one of the ghosts. There was a conflict about money and a mystery as to where it was. Overall, this is a very satisfying read. The main message was to work out your problems and not fight.
    • headream100
      headream100Friday, December 20, 2013 at 5:27 am
      I didn't read it yet, but I'm so planning to.
      • gemstar
        gemstarSunday, March 17, 2013 at 6:04 pm44 starsFeatured
        This was my favorite book in this series. Not only do I love it because it is about a dog, but also because it really made me try to figure out the mystery. There were a lot of hints throughout the book, and so I was trying to find the answer the whole time.
        • liberb73
          liberb73Friday, October 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm
          love the dog