Since reading John Bellairs' Lewis Barnavelt series, I have been looking for something with the same feel. I think I found it with Dan Poblocki.
"The Stone Child" is a dark, YA tale that doesn't insult the intelligence of older readers. Tying in myths and folklore, Poblocki puts together a creepy story that has you not wanting to put the book down....and hoping that it doesn't end here.
It doesn't appear that Poblocki has written anything further with this set of characters, Eddie, Harris, Maggie and their favorite author, Nathaniel Olmstead. But, he has set it up so that "the further adventures of...." is certainly doable. Here's to hoping.
4 1/2 STARS