Crossbones is by Patrick Carman. The third installment in the Skeleton Creek series. Ryan and Sarah are still chasing down clues about the mysterious Crossbones. To find the answers they seek Sarah must head out on a cross country trip to visit several haunted locations listed on the Skull Puzzle. As they learn more about the Apostle, the ghost of old Joe Bush follows them, but is he friend or foe? He warns them to beware, they have angered the Raven and he is now out for blood. Fans of the series will not be disappointed. This book links to video clips that add a distinct creepiness to this story, just as they do the previous books.
Ratings: 5th grade - 9 out of 10.