In the first book of the Nina Tanleven Mysteries, Nina investigates the ghost of a haunted auditorium
Standing on the Grand Theater’s storied stage, sixth-grader Nina Tanleven is about to audition for the latest local production. But as she launches into song, she sees a mysterious woman dressed all in white appearing out of nowhere. It isn’t until later, after Nina has won a part in the play, that she learns the truth: Fifty years ago, on the Grand’s famous stage, the beautiful actress Lily Larkin—known for her captivating white costumes—was killed by a falling chandelier. Ever since, rumors have swirled that the ghost of Lily Larkin haunts the Grand.
When eerie events start disrupting the play’s rehearsals, Nina knows that Lily is responsible. But what is Lily trying to tell her? Along with her best friend, Chris, Nina decides that the only way she can save the play is to get to the bottom of this decades-old murder mystery.
The Ghost in the Third Row is the first book of the Nina Tanleven Mysteries, which continue with The Ghost Wore Gray and The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed.
This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author’s collection.
Bruce Coville is the author of more than one hundred books for children and young adults, including the international bestseller My Teacher Is an Alien and the Unicorn Chronicles series. His works have appeared in a dozen languages and won multiple children’s choice awards. Before becoming a full-time writer, Coville worked as a teacher, toymaker, magazine editor, gravedigger, and cookware salesman. He is also the founder of Full Cast Audio, an audiobook publishing company devoted to producing multiple-actor, unabridged recordings for family listening.
Coville lives in Syracuse, New York, with his wife, illustrator Katherine Coville, and their three pampered cats.