The House with a Clock in its Walls

Lewis had always wanted to live in a house like Uncle Jonathan's -- full of marble fireplaces and secret passageways and dozens of unused, unexplored rooms. And living with Uncle Jonathan, a real wizard, was full of fun and surprises.

But while Uncle Jonathan practiced funny and comfortable white magic, the original owner of the old house, Isaac Izard, had been an evil sorcerer. Isaac Izard had devised a plan for bringing about the end of the world. Somewhere in the walls of the house he had hidden a clock. Every night Lewis and Uncle Jonathan could hear it ticking -- sometimes loud, sometimes soft -- marking off the minutes until doomsday.

Lewis knew they had to find the clock before it was too late. Then he decided to dabble in a litte magic of his own, and their time almost ran out.

"Let me say that this is a truly scary book, and if the author's imagination got stuck at ten, he must lived an awesomely spooky tenth year." - Elain Lovitt

" frightening that even now, when I'm an adult and know that the main characters will get through to the end all right, I still end up skipping pages and chapters just so I can get to the end and make sure everyone survives. I'd love to figure out how he does it, but I think if I read them too closely, or too many times, I'll give myself nightmares." - Notadoor

"I have to admit, I could not stand hearing a clock tick at night after reading this book." - Bella on Books

About the Book

This is the first book in the Lewis Barnavelt series, introducing Lewis, Uncle Jonathan, and Mrs. Zimmermann.

John L. Stoddard
Lewis discovers the writings of author and traveler John Stoddard.

Hand of Glory
Hang around long enough and you’ll learn what a Hand of Glory is and what it does.

Spanish Armada
Jonathan Barnavelt creates an illusion of the Spanish Armada.





Doomsday clock
Coat rack
Hand of Glory
Eight ball
Strange deck of cards (with Ace of Nitwits)