Monday, March 2, 1970

Author - Bellairs, John

Birth: January 17, 1938.

Death: March 8, 1991.

Comments: John Bellairs is best known for his young adult oriented gothic mystery and horror novels, most of which feature Johnny Dixon, Lewis Barnaveldt, or Anthony Monday. Almost all of his young adult novels feature a bookish, thoughtful protagonist who has befriended and is mentored by an eccentric adult. Many of his books also feature Catholicism in some form or another, with a friendly priest often showing up to lend a hand in solving whatever mystery has presented itself to the youthful hero. Bellairs also wrote the fantasy classic The Face in the Frost. The bulk of his novels were illustrated by Edward Gorey.


My reviews of John Bellairs' books:
The Bell, the Book, and the Spellbinder (with Brad Strickland)
The Chessmen of Doom
The Eyes of the Killer Robot
The Face in the Frost
The House with a Clock in Its Walls/The Ghost in the Mirror (with Brad Strickland)
The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring
The Mansion in the Mist
The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt
The Vengeance of the Witch-Finder (with Brad Strickland)
The Wrath of the Grinning Ghost (with Brad Strickland)

Other books by John Bellairs that I have read but not reviewed:
The Curse of the Blue Figurine
The Drum, the Doll and the Zombie (with Brad Strickland)
The Figure in the Shadows
The Hand of the Necromancer (with Brad Strickland)
The Secret of the Underground Room
The Trolley to Yesterday

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