The Mischief Maker

He’s just a soul whose intentions are good… Oh Lord, please don’t let him be misunderstood…

Joe has a problem. He is falling in love with his new housemate. Nothing unusual there, except for Joe is a poltergeist and this sort of thing just shouldn’t happen. Joe is suffering an existential crisis of no small proportion.

The object of his misguided affections – a feisty and self-assured teenager named Harriet. Will he be able to save her from something much darker than himself that lurks in the shadows of the Brighton house they share? Will she be able to help him on his newfound quest for redemption?


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  • Anon_Guest

    “Brilliant book, a really interesting take on Poltergeists. Once I started it I couldn't put it down! Written really well.”

  • Ben Oldfield


    “A refreshing take on a poltergeist story with two brilliant main characters. The story has some brilliant pop culture references and the plot moves along nicely. The book also has an addition excellent short story at the end. I highly recommend this book.”

  • Jill

    “What an enthralling read. Entertaining and original. I couldn't put it down and read it in the one day. Loved the setting and the characters and what a turn out to be....well, you'll need to read it.
    Loved the additional short at the end too. Such similar musical taste!”

  • C D Edgar


    “This book was unbelievably good. At first I wasn't sure I'd like the narrator, Joe, but a few chapters in I was in love. The style is charismatic banter. Joe is a lovable jersey with excellent pop culture tastes. Harriet and her mum are classy and believable. I could go on but you should just read it. I don't give a lot of 5 star reviews but this book deserves all 5 and more.”

  • Joe_Ro


    “Simon Maree has a unique style. Mesmerising ! Once you turn the first page you're hooked. You need to go on - no matter what lies ahead. You have been warned!”

  • Sandy


    “What a lovely and refreshing take on the Poltergeist theme! I won't be a spoiler and reveal the plot except to say that our hero, Harriet, isn't your typical haunted teenager! This girl will give any poltergeist a run for its mischief. Our mischief-maker, Joe, is a frisky and lively character whose antics will leave you laughing and groaning simultaneously. By the time you're done reading this brilliant little book, you'll have a better understanding of why Poltergeists behave the way they do and why the ouija board isn't the best toy to play with!! A must-read for anyone who loves their music and their films, laced with a bit of the supernatural and humour!”