Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost
Author(s) Cornelia Funke
Translator Helena Ragg-Kirkby
Illustrator Cornelia Funke
Publisher(s) Loewe Verlag (Germany)

Chicken House (UK)

Publication date October 1, 2006
English publication date July 2007
Preceded by Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost
Followed by Ghosthunters and the Bloodthirsty Baroness

Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost is a 2006 children's novel by German author Cornelia Funke.


For Marion and her men


Can Tom and the team “dampen the spirit”–permanently!–of a fiery phantom, or are they about to get burned?

Boy hero Tom, Hugo the Averagely Spooky Ghost, and famed ghoul hunter Hetty Hyssop have formed an agency dedicated to dealing with difficult apparitions. No spook can defeat them–until their too close encounter with a Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost.

This superheated specter has taken over the penthouse suite of a beachfront hotel, where its passing its eternal vacation by turning guests into ghosts themselves!

Maybe Hugo's slime can douse the flaming phantom–or maybe the Ghosthunter's plan is doomed to go up in smoke. . . . Get scared silly!

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