Curse of the Bane
By Joseph Delaney
Greenwillow Books, 2006. 455 pgs. Young Adult
When Mr. Gregory’s brother is killed by a boggart, he and Tom head to Priestown to attend his funeral. As a spook, Mr. Gregory has avoided Priestown not being welcomed by the church. He is determined to return though to take care of a problem he should have dealt with years before – to rid the town of the Bane that is locked up in the catacombs under the city. When they arrive they realize that the bane has grown more powerful and is influencing the leaders of the town. They have to act quickly before the Church arrests them and the Bane is set free.