Midnight at the Barclay Hotel
Midnight at the Barclay Hotel
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Hunting ghosts and solving the case before checkout? All in a weekend's work.

When JJ Jacobson convinced his mom to accept a surprise invitation to an all-expenses-paid weekend getaway at the illustrious Barclay Hotel, he never imagined that he'd find himself in the midst of a murder mystery. He thought he was in for a run-of-the-mill weekend ghost hunting at the most haunted spot in town, but when he arrives at the Barclay Hotel and his mother is blamed for the hotel owner's death, he realizes his weekend is going to be anything but ordinary.

Now, with the help of his new friends, Penny and Emma, JJ has to track down a killer, clear his mother's name, and maybe even meet a ghost or two along the way.


Book Details


  • Fiction
  • For Reluctant Readers

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Midnight at Barclay Hotel is a children's detective fiction sprinkled with paranormal elements. The book features the story of JJ, an eleven-year-old ghost-enthusiast who unexpectedly finds himself amidst a murder mystery. He is perfectly fine with being stuck in a haunted hotel but the fact that his mom is on the list of suspects along with several others makes things tricky. Soon it turns out that almost everyone in the hotel has secrets to keep, making the case harder than ever.

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Would you attend a weekend getaway at a haunted hotel? For JJ, accepting an invitation to The Barclay Hotel is a dream come true. But when he learns that his mom is the suspect in a murder that needs solving before he can leave, things quickly change from exciting to eerie. With two new friends in tow, Penny, a future detective, and Emma, a strange girl who resides at The Barclay Hotel, JJ spends the weekend investigating four suspects. Of course, he leaves plenty of time for ghost hunting.

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