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Abi sees her first ghost!

The stars in the sky–listeners of dreams, grantors of wishes are the only stars in eleven-year-old Abi’s life. . . until she meets a black and white Border collie also named Star, who helps her solve a mystery. Herbert, the owner of the country inn where Abi is staying, dies of a heart attack. His wife, Dee, is left to run things and the inn soon falls in disrepair. Herbert’s greedy brother, Norman, tells Sheriff Smart that Dee is to blame for his brother’s death and should be put in jail. He has arranged for a wrecking crew to demolish the inn to make way for a shopping center he wants to build. With only forty-eight hours left, Herbert’s ghost appears to Abi and asks for her help. Abi and her new friend, Jess, search high and low for answers. Can Abi prove Dee’s innocence and save the inn in time?

“This book was hard to put down. There are secret rooms and hidden doors, a villain and a wannabe villain. The author does a terrific job with her descriptions, whether people, places, or things! I look forward to reading the next book in this series! It was sheer entertainment.”  

"If you like ghost stories and mysteries, you're going to love this spooky-great middle grade book.I am looking forward to more from Linda Wilson and the Abi Wunder mysteries series."

“Secret in the Stars” . . . is full of genuine, lovable, and intriguing characters. Abi is a talented artist, capturing her visions in a special notebook. She has a good intuitive sense that helps her uncover who will help and who will cause trouble. The book is a powerful value tale kids will love. It is a wonderfully illustrated chapter book of 216 pages and 47 chapters.

"Abi proves to be a girl with a lot of heart and a will to succeed. This story is fun and exciting for young readers, especially for those who like a warm, friendly ghost story."

Jan Fields

writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults in magazines and books. She is editor of Children’s Writer eNews for the Institute of Children’s Literature. Learn more about Jan at and


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