Mysteriet på Hester Hill

Mysteriet på Hester Hill The Mystery of Hester Hill

Children's stand-alone #

Meg and Frank are spending the summer holiday at their Uncle Eliot and Carl’s home at Hester Hill. But no sooner have the siblings arrived at the big, old mansion than strange things start to happen.

Where is the baby that Meg hears crying at night? Who is the girl with the plait that’s waiting at the deserted train station? And what was the great misfortune that once threatened to befall not only Hester Hill, but the entire village? Meg and Frank soon find themselves embroiled in a mystery dating back to the early 20th century. A mystery that will not only have them traveling deep into the secret rooms and tunnels of Hester Hill, but also changing the course of history as they do so.


  • “A classic suspense novel for avid young readers.”

    Aftonbladet, Sweden

  • The Mystery of Hester Hill is a thrilling and superbly written ghost story for children of the bookworm age.”

    BTJ, Sweden

  • “An expertly put together story with lots of clues and details.”

    Biblioteksbubbel, Sweden

  • “This mixture of classic children’s fiction elements: twins, a mysterious house, a cranky old uncle, adults with their minds elsewhere, hauntings, and a dark past – become absolutely perfect in the hands of Kristina Ohlsson.”

    Boklus, Sweden

  • “[Kristina Ohlsson] is always writing a new novel, without repetitions of or elements recognizable from previous books; she does it entirely from the start, on a blank sheet of paper. The Mystery of Hester Hill is no exception. It’s exciting, it’s quick, and it’s funny.”

    Bibliotekarien läser, Sweden

Photo: Anna-Lena Lundqvist Kristina Ohlsson
  • Children’s suspense
Reading material

Swedish edition

English translation

Rights sold

Denmark, Alvilda

Estonia, Tiritamm

Germany, cbt Verlag

Hungary, Animus

Latvia, Zvaigzne ABC

Lithuania, Nieko Rimto

Sweden, Lilla Piratförlaget

Türkiye, Kitap Kurdu

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