Mysteriet på Ödeborgen

Mysteriet på Ödeborgen The Mystery of the Haunted Fortress

Ellie and Walter have to stick together. The two of them have been sent to Tempest Island, where they will stay until their parents return home. But nothing is as it seems on the island. Ellie and Walter’s new home, the island’s deserted old stone fortress, hides dark secrets. And the locals are quick to warn them: Stay away from the fortress, kids! But who’d believe their stories of ghosts and ghouls? Certainly not Ellie and Walter.

At night, someone tugs at the door of their bedroom. In another room, the paintings have been hung with the motifs facing the wall. They portray the four children who once lived in the fortress, before they all went missing. As if that wasn’t spooky enough, a black bird keeps chasing Ellie, refusing to leave her alone…

Kristina Ohlsson, a master of eerie, creeping suspense, is finally back with another tale to spook and delight young readers.


  • “Kristina Ohlsson is great at creating compelling ghost stories for avid young readers. Reading her books is much like sitting by the campfire listening to scary stories being told. /.../ The Mystery of the Haunted Fortress is bound to be just as popular as [Ohlsson’s] other books.”


    Litteraturmagazinet, Sweden

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  • Children’s suspense
Reading material

Swedish edition

Rights sold

Sweden, Bonnier Carlsen

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