The Mystery Of the Graffiti Ghoul

By (author): Marty Chan

Marty Chan is back with a sequel to his award-winning juvenile romp The Mystery Of the Frozen Brains.
Nine-year-old Marty and his francophone buddy, Remi Boudreau, stumble upon graffiti on the school’s equipment shack and begin the adventure of tracking down the culprit. Marty spies on his classmates, wears his mom’s dress to go undercover, and risks losing his best friend as the mystery of the graffiti ghoul leads him to the graveyard. With continued insight into a Chinese boy’s life in a Francophone town in Alberta, Chan’s humour balances the serious themes of bullying and racism that are revealed in the attitudes and actions of elementary school kids.

Recognized as contemporary versions of the Hardy Boys detective novels, the books in Chan’s Mystery Series are first-rate entertainment and highly recommended for kids.

Ages 8-12

  • Winner of the 2007 SYRCA Young Readers’ Choice Diamond Willow Award

  • Nominated for the 2007 Golden Eagle Children’s Choice Book Award


Marty Chan

Marty Chan is a nationally-known dramatist, screenwriter and author. He is the recent winner of the Edmonton Book Prize for his juvenile novel The Mystery of the Frozen Brains and former Gemini-nominated and gold medal winner for “The Orange Seed Myth and Other Lies Mothers Tell”. Chan’s last book in the Barnabas Bigfoot series, A Harry Tangle was in the top ten 2013 Alberta Readers’ Choice Awards. Marty Chan lives in Edmonton, Alberta.


  • SYRCA Young Readers’ Choice AWard 2007, Winner
  • Arthur Ellis Crime Writers of Canada, Best Juvenile Writing 2007, Short-listed
  • Golden Eagle Readers’ Choice Award 2007, Nominated
  • R. Ross Annett Alberta Literary Award for Children’s Literature 2008, Short-listed
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    192 Pages
    7.09in * 5.04in * .61in


    March 20, 2006


    Thistledown Press



    Book Subjects:

    JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Canada



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