When eleven-year-old Rory McKenna becomes an overnight advertising sensation for Zizz Cola, Hotel Grimmâs mysterious owner, Granville Grimm, presents Rory with the task of giving his hotel a new image. Refusal is not an optionâ¦
Can âZizz Boyâ do it again, or will he become Hotel Grimmâs next victim? Full of unexpected twists and turns, surprising allies and things that go bump in the night, Roryâs life is about to get very complicated.
Set in the fictional town of Aberfintry, located roughly in Scotlandâs Trossachs region, this is a humorous adventure story from the prize-winning author of Catscape.
'A classic story of a haunted hotel with a modern twist ... his tale is frightening and intriguing, but with a humorous side.'
-- Hazel Mollison, Edinburgh Evening News
'This is a tale full of mystery and fun ... accomplished readers will enjoy it.'
-- Armadillo Magazine
'There are many dark mysteries to be solved and intriguing, dismal avenues to explore, but all are connected by a thread of humour that lifts the suspense and prevents young readers from suffering bad dreams after reading about the haunted hotel.'
-- Jayne Howarth, Carousel
'A humorous adventure story to delight younger readers.'
-- The Scots Magazine
'A splendidly complex puzzle with grand characters hovering between fantasy and reality but with feet firmly rooted in relationships and loyalties makes for a good read for both boys and girls.'
-- Chris Brown, School Librarian Journal
'I thoroughly enjoyed it. I really liked Rory and... I also enjoyed how the story turned into a mystery which Rory had to get to the bottom of.'
-- Megan, Leith Academy, Teen Titles Magazine