Sixth-grader Nina Tanleven knows that old Mrs. Watson's spike-roofed, dark green house is haunted. She feels the ghost as soon as she walks toward the faded porch. But when Nina climbs the stairs to look for an antique wardrobe in the tower room, she has to wonder what else the spooky mansion is hiding. Soon Nina is in the company of a ghostly crying child, a long-dead artist, and a gruesome, hypnotic painting. To break the dark spell surrounding the house, she will have to join forces with these shadowy spirits. Bruce Coville is the author of dozens of books for young readers. He has been a storyteller, teacher, and actor. It was his love for the theatre that led him to write his first book about Nina Tanleven, The Ghost in the Third Row. The feisty Nina, his favorite ghostbuster, is sure to become yours, too.