Gustav Gloom and the People Taker #1 (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the Gustav Gloom series.

Staff Reviews

Delightfully eerie and endlessly entertaining, this book will have you turning pages as quickly as you dare. Can Gustav rescue his new neighbor Fernie from the People Taker that is chasing them through his shadow house? A chilling tale that is best read under the covers by flashlight! — Krysta Piccoli


Now in paperback! Hugo Award nominee Adam-Troy Castro's Gustav Gloom series. Do you know where your shadow is? 

Fernie What finds herself lost in the Gloom mansion after her cat appears to have been chased there by its own shadow. Fernie discovers a library full of every book that was never written, a gallery of statues that are just plain awkward, and finds herself at dinner watching her own shadow take part in the feast! Along the way Fernie is chased by the People Taker who is determined to take her to the Shadow Country. It's up to Fernie and Gustav to stop the People Taker before he takes Fernie's family.

About the Author

Adam-Troy Castro has said in interviews that he likes to jump genres and styles and has therefore refused to ever stay in place long enough to permit the unwanted existence of a creature that could be called a “typical” Adam-Troy Castro story. As a result, his short works range from the wild farce of his Vossoff and Nimmitz tales to the grim Nebula nominee “Of a Sweet Slow Dance in the Wake of Temporary Dogs.” His twenty prior books include a nonfiction analysis of the Harry Potter phenomenon, four Spider-Man adventures, and three novels about his interstellar murder investigator, Andrea Cort (including a winner of the Philip K. Dick Award, Emissaries from the Dead). Adam’s other award nominations include eight Nebulas, two Hugos, and three Stokers. Adam lives in Florida with his wife, Judi, and three insane cats named Uma Furman, Meow Farrow, and Harley Quinn.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780448483283
ISBN-10: 0448483289
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Publication Date: May 15th, 2014
Pages: 248
Language: English
Series: Gustav Gloom