Following Pure Dead Trouble and the other books in the series, Debi Gliori returns with this bitingly funny fifth episode of the Strega-Borgia family's doings at StregaSchloss, for readers 8 to 12. Autumn has come to StregaSchloss, and as the days grow dark an even darker depression has come over the Strega-Borgia family. Ever since the disappearance of their beloved nanny Mrs. McLachlan, nothing has been the same. Even worse, Don Luciano has been wrongfully charged with her murder and thrown into prison. Never has the family needed Mrs. McLachlan so badly! But with the help of a magical camera and a mysterious silver thread, there may still be hope.
"This series is perfect for fantasy readers who want humor with their magic. Adults will be reminded of the Addams family with the collection of strange animals and the Strega-Borgias' blithe acceptance of the strange, but therein lies the secret of its success."—School Library Journal