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Spökbyrån – Fallet med den rysliga skuggan The Ghost Detectives and the Case of the Terrible Shadow

The Ghost Detectives #1

Welcome to The Ghost Detectives, Hazy Valley’s own ER for ghostly matters. At your service are Elsa and Carl, who know most things about ghosts. This time around, Frans Fransson desperately needs their help. His apartment is haunted and he can’t sleep at night due to all the racket the ghost is making! Someone keeps smashing the china in the kitchen, turning the lights on and off and dragging books out of the book case. And sometimes a shadow appears in the middle of the floor, even though there’s no one there! How is it all connected? As always, the key is to understand what the ghost is trying to communicate. So who is this ghastly shadow and what does it want?

The Ghost Detectives and the Case of the Terrible Shadow is the first stand-alone installment in Kristina Ohlsson’s spine-tingling, humorous and clever new series for the younger readers. Moa Wallin is the illustrator behind the vibrant and atmospheric images.


  • “The books about The Ghost Detectives are exciting ghost stories set in cozy-spooky environments. It can get quite scary at times, but as Kalle says: ‘Ghosts don’t haunt to be mean. They haunt us because they want something. ”

    Smålänningen, Sweden

  • In the new series The Ghost Detectives by Sweden’s thriller queen Kristina Ohlsson, the primary school reader can revel in puzzle-solving. /…/ In the The Case of the Ghastly Shadow the thrills are constant in a narrative driven forward by words and imagery working together in a fantastic symbiosis. Moa Wallin’s excellent illustrations serve to elevate and deepen the content with incredible warmth. Elsa and Carl interact with their surroundings, both in word and imagery, with a great humility for everyone’s differences and the reader is left hoping for their return in the near future. 

    BTJ, Sweden

  • “Soon it’s Halloween, so an exciting and clever book makes for a good fit. ”

    Norra Skåne, Sweden

  • One of this autumn’s coziest environments is found in Kristina Ohlsson’s new book! Bookshelves, an open fire, and a ghost mystery … it can’t get any better! /…/ And the illustrations by Moa Wallin are a true hit!

    Läslusen Barnbokhandel, Sweden

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

Swedish edition

English translation

Rights sold

Czech Republic, Euromedia

Denmark, Turbine

Iceland, Ugla

Latvia, Zvaigzne ABC

Lithuania, LWU Publishers

Norway, Aschehoug

Slovenia, Mis Zalozba

Sweden, Bonnier Carlsen

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