Joel A. Sutherland

Author, Ghost Hunter, Barbarian Librarian

Haunted

Awards:

  • Winner, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2019
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Haunted is a series of standalone middle-grade fiction, perfect for fans of Goosebumps and Haunted Canada! Packed with action, genuine chills, and some healthy doses of humour to cut the tension, these novels are set in towns and cities across Canada. Read them in any order and prepare to scream!

Field of Screams

Darius is excited that his cousin, Ryan, is coming to stay for a weekend in October. Though they used to be close, Darius hasn't seen his cousin since Ryan moved to Vancouver from central B.C. several years before. The visit doesn't get off to a good start. Ryan has changed and can't stop talking about how much better the city is than the country.


Eager to win back his favour, Darius plans a trip to Scarecrow Farm, a local farm that morphs into a Halloween attraction each fall. The boys used to love visiting when they were younger. Only Scarecrow Farm is nothing like they remember and seems to have fallen on hard times. It's not long before they become disorientated and lost in the corn maze. Just as they're beginning to panic, they come across a younger boy who seems even more lost...not in the maze, but in this plane of existence!


Can Darius and Ryan escape before they become the latest two victims of the corn maze?


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Amazon.com

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Buy Field of Screams in Canada:

Amazon.ca

Chapters.Indigo.ca

Night of the Living Dolls

After her grandmother dies, Zelda’s family travels to Summerside, P.E.I., to arrange the funeral.

Everything in Grandma Fitzgerald’s house reminds Zelda of her. As Zelda comes to grips with her grief, Sadie Sees, the doll her grandmother gave her when she was very young, is a great comfort.

That is, until she hears the doll speaking on her own one night...

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Ghosts Never Die (America) / Kill Screen (Canada)

Everyone in Evie's east-coast school is obsessed with Kill Screen, one of the scariest, most intense video games on the market! But no one has ever beat the game and many believe there must be a defect in the last level, making victory impossible to attain.

When Evie finally figures out how to defeat the final ghost, the Wisp, her work is far from over, for as the first person to ever complete Kill Screen, she's unwittingly unleashed the Wisp into our world!

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The Nightmare Next Door (America) / The House Next Door (Canada)

Having grown up in the country with woods to explore and lakes to swim in, Matt isn’t exactly thrilled when his parents move to a new subdivision of cookie-cutter houses near the city. But he’s determined to make the most of the move. His little sister Sophie, on the other hand, is absolutely miserable. That is, until they discover that the house next door — an old stone farmhouse, whose owners have stubbornly refused to sell to developers — has a horse!

Sophie doesn’t care if the horse is past its prime; maybe whoever lives next door might even let her ride it if she helps care for it. Which would be a great plan...if only the horse and its owners weren’t already dead!

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