Cryptic drawings, maps, strange symbols. This is what twelve-year-old Mike Hilliard discovers as he investigates the long-dead, ruthless millionaire Titus Morley. As these strange symbols and drawings hover in his dreams, Mike rambles through the listless Cleveland Heights summer with Billy Hayworth, a photography intern at the Western Reserve Historical Society, where Mike’s uncle, Robert “Otto” Hilliard is an historian.
After his death in an 1872 refinery explosion, Titus Morley’s treasure trove of rare grimoires and ancient masks disappeared. Could the drawings and maps provide clues? Mike and Billy are determined to find out.
But after rambling through a nearby cemetery at midnight, Mike’s confidence is shaken, Billy is not the same, and a soul-stirring horror has been awakened.
Mike is spending the summer with his uncle Otto, who works at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, OH. Otto is processing the archival remains of Titus Morley, a Euclid Avenue millionaire with a penchant for black magic. Morley died under mysterious circumstances and took with him the location of his rare grimoires and primitive masks. While assisting Otto in processing and arranging the Morley Collection, Mike discovers clues that may lead to the recovery of the rare artifacts.
Little does Mike know that Morley planned for such an event, and that soon Mike will have to protect everything he holds dear.
About the Book
Secret of the Warlock’s Crypt is a book written for middle grade readers or readers who are between ten and fifteen years of age. However, adult readers are strongly encouraged to join in the fun!
Northeast Ohio is the primary setting for Secret of the Warlock’s Crypt, including Cleveland Heights and University Heights. More specifically, residents of Northeast Ohio will enjoy action in locations such as the Western Reserve Historical Society, Lake View Cemetery, Little Italy, Coventry, as well as a few trips into Western Pennsylvania.
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