Crypt – The Gallows Curse by Andrew Hammond

The Harley Man

Jamie Goode, aka Jud Lester, is a teenaged agent in a special covert division of MI5 investigating the paranormal.  A string of brutal unexplainable crimes are sweeping London and the witnesses have remarkably similar yet totally unbelievable stories.  Dark and swirling offenders, accompanied by cold and cockroaches, and bearing the scars of a noose.  Lester and his fellow agents must find out the source and set things right without allowing their work or even the existence of their organization to be discovered.
 Andrew Hammond tells modern and technologically infused scary story and while I expect it will appeal to quite a number of my students, this kind of fiction is not my  cup of tea.  A spy adventure/horror story set in modern-day England, it is suitable for the YA section of the library.  Edges of a romance will aid the books appeal to some while the gruesome macabre scenes will appeal to others.  Recreational reading material.
Rating: Very Good
Review – Fringe
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