Middle Grade / YA Historical Fiction
Publisher: Austin Macauley
The Haunted Hanging Tree is a historical fiction book involving ten-year-old Scooter Kane and his twelve-year-old sister, Mary. They accidently learn their great-great-great-grandfather, William Kayne, was hanged for murdering the sheriff of Dry Glutch, California in 1873. Kayne swore he was innocent as he stood on the hanging platform in front of the locals and announced his soul would never leave the town until his name was cleared. Scooter and Mary leave their Iowa home to visit Uncle Armando and Cousin Carlos in the historic gold rush country of Northern California determined to learn the truth about their long dead relative. Carlos and his friend, 3J, lead Scooter and Mary on horseback to the “Hanging Tree,” which Scooter soon believes is haunted with William Kayne’s spirit.
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Enjoyed by seniors as well as kids, the book has received excellent reviews and is available on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble.