The Dead and Buried

by Kim Harrington

January 2013

Ages 14 – 18 . Grades 9 – 12

Library of Congress: 2011043877

Lexile measure: HL580L

DRA: 60

Guided Reading: W



Jade loves the house she's just moved into with her family. She doesn't even mind being the new girl at the high school: It's a fresh start, and there's that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . .

But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things.

Jade's little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade's jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn't.

Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house . . . is haunted.

Haunted by a ghost who's seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade's school -- until her untimely death last year. It's up to Jade to put the pieces together before her own life is at stake. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets.

But is one of them a murderer?
Kim Harrington

Kim Harrington is the acclaimed author of CLARITY, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant readers, and PERCEPTION, which Kirkus Reviews called "a smart, paranormal mystery ride." She is also the author of the middle-grade series Sleuth or Dare. Kim lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son. When not writing, she's most likely reading, watching one of her favorite TV shows, or fantasizing about her next vacation. Visit her online at


  • Praise for Kim Harrington's CLARITY

    *"Harrington's well-developed characters and tight plot are simultaneously charming, realistically complex, and intriguing. . . . Clare is a teen detective for the 21st century." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

    Advance praise for THE DEAD AND BURIED

    "A perfect blend of mystery, horror, and romance . . . I loved it!" -- Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of FIRELIGHT

    "Delicously spooky and ridiculously fun... Reminded me why Kim Harrington is one of my favorite authors." -- Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author of HEX HALL.

    "A perfect, classical ghost story with a decidedly modern feel. I adored it." -- Myra McEntire, author of HOURGLASS

    "A deliciously eerie mystery that kept me guessing from the first line to the last." -- Leigh Fallon, author of CARRIER OF THE MARK

    "A clever, fast-paced thriller . . . impossible to put down." -- Sonia Gensler, author of THE REVENANT



\tMy shaky fingers opened the folder. The title, DISCLOSURE STATEMENT, glared up at me in all caps. Exactly what that girl Faye had told me to look for.
\tAnd there, at the bottom, was what she had wanted me to find.
\tI closed my eyes tightly, the paper trembling in my hand. I didn't want it to be this. Anything but this.
\tI reopened my eyes, but the words remained the same.
\tDeath by unnatural causes.
\tI was living in a murder house."

Jacketed Hardcover / Adhesive

ISBN: 9780545333023

304pp. | 5-½ x 8-¼