Annette Vetter Adventure #1
The Mystery at Hickory Hill
Annette Vetter Adventure #4
Blasts of freezing wind whipped Annette's face and hands as she fell onto the snow.
"We should'a just left 'em in there," snarled Chad. "No one knows about the pit."
"We're takin' 'em along," insisted Buck. "We'll find some other way to dispose of 'em once we're through with 'em."
While Annette and Penny babysit the Randt children over Thanksgiving weekend, a freak snow storm keeps them at the farm the entire weekend.
And as if poachers during hunting season aren't annoying enough, a ghost in the attic has everyone on edge. Spending an extra night in Pete Randt's house is Annette's chance to prove the identity of the mysterious Man with the Lantern, whether he's human ... or a ghost.
Time travel back to the Sixties with Annette Vetter and her friends. The fourth book takes place over Thankstgiving weekend while staying at the Randts' farm when Mrs. Randt goes to the hospital to have her ninth baby.
An excerpt from Chapter 3 - The Man with the Lantern
After a long silence, Linda peeked out from behind her book. Then Kay’s eyes rolled from one side to another as if she were afraid of being overheard. “No one will sleep in the attic room,” she said in a loud whisper.
“Why not?” asked Penny. Her green eyes were wide.
“Because ... it’s haunted.”
Linda put her book down. Her brown eyes were wide now too.
Annette smiled. “Haunted? Come on. Who told you that?”
“No one,” the two answered together.
“Wow!” exclaimed Penny. “An actual psychic phenomenon!”
“A ... what?” Kay looked puzzled.
Annette winced. “Oh, you and that dumb book. Kay, what makes you think the room is haunted?”
“Well, a lot of unexplained things go on up there.”
“Like what?” asked Annette.
“Noises.” Linda gulped.
Kay leaned forward, her eyes round. “When Cousin Luke was here, he slept in the attic room ... for one night. Just one night! After that, he slept in Pete and Mark’s room.”
“On the floor,” added Linda.
Annette was intrigued now. “You mean, Luke told you it was haunted?”
The girls shook their heads. “He never said,” replied Linda. “But we know something scared him.”
"He never wanted to talk about it,” added Kay.
“Tell ’em about Reid,” Linda coaxed her sister.
“Oh, yeah,” said Kay. “When Reid came, they said he could have the attic room. Well, the same thing happened to him. He tried it for one night, then decided to fix up a room for himself in the basement.”
“That sounds really bizarre,” remarked Penny.
"Well, I’m sure there must be some explanation,” said Annette.
“There is,” replied Linda.
“Reid told us,” said Kay.
“Told you what?” asked Annette.
“Reid said there’s a ghost in this house because of somebody who died long ago.” .........