Joey and the City Ghosts

By Robert Martin (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1957 by Nelson
Illustrated by T R Freeman
dustwrapper. Click to view full wrapper enlarged
A 'spooky' crypt in an old church makes an interesting place for exploring, and Joey and Nutty, egged on by Nutty's sister Trudy, agree to meet after school to see what there is down below.

Who would have thought that Nutty would be trapped in an ancient tunnel behind a sudden fall from the ceiling ? The situation is desperate, especially when the noise of clanking chains is heard near by. Ghosts ? Well, perhaps.

Published as part of the 'Joey' series of books - The Joey books logo on front board and on the front flap of the dustwrapper; cp 2/6 net printed bottom right of front flap.

Red boards, 122pp; b/w frontispiece and 9 illustrations; As with all the books, the front and spine have full colour pictures, but the rear lists the first eight Joey books rather than the plain blue with publisher's logo normal for the series.

1959: dated reprint.

Other editions:

Foreign editions:

Lindqvist, Stockholm 1959:

Published as Joe möter spöken

Swedish edition; hardback with laminated boards, decorated cover -based closely on the original artwork by Terence Freeman, not credited; 125x190mm; 126 pages; four black and white illustrations in the text, not credited; translation by Marianne Jangö.

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Swedish edition cover
by an unnamed artist
A B Lindqvists 1959

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