Olly love soccer, his mates… and ghosts, or anything to do with the weird and the abnormal. It’s scary and somehow fascinating at the same time. Which is why he’s drawn to the old lady who pushes a shopping trolley around the streets of his town. The sign on her driveway reads ‘Martha Mischefski, Spiritualist, By Appointment Only’.  Whenever she sees him Martha seems to want to tell him something.

His pain-in-the-neck aunty wants him to keep away from ‘mad Martha’. His mum seems really upset that he even notices the old lady, which makes her even more interesting… that is until they meet.

Award-winning author Adele Broadbent introduces a family with secrets and intrigue, and a boy determined to discover the truth.

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Meet the Kiwi author

Adele Broadbent lives in Napier anAdele Broadbentd is a writer of junior and young adult fiction. Her previous book Just Jack was shortlisted for the Children’s Book Awards and was a Storylines Notable book in 2012. Too Many Secrets was shortlisted in the 2011 Children’s Book Awards. Trouble in Time was included in the NZ Listener Top 50 Children’s book for 2014.

Additional information

Dimensions19.8 × 13 × 1.9 cm
First published



Paperback edition



Page count


Published by

One Tree House

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