The Haunted Mustache

S. &S./Aladdin. (Night Frights: Bk. 1). Aug. 2021. 160p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781534480896; pap. $6.99. ISBN 9781534480889.
Gr 5 Up–A creepy new series sure to crawl into the hearts of your young scary story fans. The town of Wolver Hollow has a haunting mystery. Each year on October 19th, every man, woman, and child must wear a mustache from dusk till dawn. After a quarry explosion, a man is never seen again, and only his mustache was found. Two fifth grade friends, Parker and Lucas, want to get to the bottom of what happened. They want to know if his mustache still really haunts the town, and how to get it to its final resting place. Parker and Lucas team up with a classmate to confront the mystery of the haunted mustache head-on. This series will be a great recommendation for those readers who enjoy R.L. Stine or any of the “Scary Stories” collections. The mystery aspect is easy to follow and lets students put the clues together alongside the main characters.
VERDICT A hair-raising paranormal mystery for middle grade readers that won’t disappoint. A must-have title for elementary or middle schools where supernatural and scary books circulate well.

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