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Books  >  Nina Tanleven Series

The Ghost in the Third Row

About the Story…

The stage is set… for a ghostly scene!

For sixth-grader Nina Tanleven, trying out for a part in a play is pretty scary. But nothing can compare to seeing a ghost, a woman in white, sitting in the audience! Nina senses that she has nothing to fear from this apparition, but she is intrigued. Nina learns that fifty years ago, a beautiful actress was murdered—on this very stage. According to the legend, the actress has haunted that theater ever since…

Strange things begin to happen—scripts are ripped up, sets are knocked down, a costume is torn to pieces—and everyone thinks the ghost wants to stop the show from going on. Everyone, that is, except for Nina and her best friend, Chris, who decide to do some ghost hunting of their own. But only the Woman in White can lead them to the answer!

Look for more ghostly adventures with Nina and Chris in The Ghost in the Big Bed and The Ghost Wore Grey.


The Ghost Wore Gray

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“What a Hunk! Too bad he’s dead…”

Sixth-grader Nina Tanleven persuades her architect father to let her best friend, Chris, go with them to stay in the old country inn he’s restoring. The afternoon they arrive, the girls find a faded Civil War photograph of a very handsome Confederate soldier. Nina and Chris are stunned when the ghost of the young soldier suddenly appears at the dinner table that night! They realize he’s the ghost who they’ve heard haunts the inn.

When he appears to them again—no one else can see him—Nina and Chris know that the ghost is trying tot ell them something. But What? To find out, the girls begin investigating the old inn. And soon they are swept up in a frightening mystery that began more than a hundred years earlier—a mystery involving danger, greed, a hidden room… and a buried treasure!


The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed

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“Phoebe Watson’s house was haunted—very haunted!”

When sixth-grader Nina Tanleven starts working at an antiques shop, she never expects to stumble onto a mystery—or into danger. But that’s exactly what happens when she and her best friend, Chris, go to pick up an antique wardrobe at old Miss Watson’s. From the moment the girls set foot in the rundown mansion, the sense that it’s haunted—even before they discover the tower room with its big brass bed and grieving little girl ghost!

But the tower room isn’t the only place holding secrets. In the parlor there’s a gruesome painting, which seems to have a terrible hold over Nina. Could there be a connection between it and the ghostly child crying upstairs? As Nina and Chris begin investigating, a second ghost puts in an eerie appearance. The girls realize this could be the biggest ghost-busting adventure of their lives—if they survive.


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The Ghost Let Go

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Nina (“Nine”) Tanleven and her friend Chris Gurley find themselves stranded in an isolated old house on a country road. They’re not surprised to find that the place is haunted—they’ve had a lot of experience with ghosts already. But can they help this ghost find peace in only one night? Funny, spooking, touching, this story features the popular heroines of The Ghost in the Third Row.