Skeleton Creek


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Reading a book will never be the same. In a new, groundbreaking format, Skeleton Creek is broken into two parts — Ryan’s text in the book, and Sarah’s videos on a special website, with links and passwords given throughout the story. Skeleton Creek is a book and a movie at the same time.

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    Skeleton Creek

    After an eerie accident leaves Ryan housebound and forbidden to see Sarah, their investigation takes two tracks: Ryan records everything in his journal, while Sarah uses her videocam in the haunted woods beyond Skeleton Creek.

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    Ghost in the Machine

    Clues from Ryan’s journal and Sarah’s videos all point to one thing: someone will do anything to stop them from uncovering the deadly truth. 200 pages, nine videos, and a shocking end to the story that started a revolution in reading.

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    The Crossbones

    Ryan and Sarah Have solved one mystery . . . only to find themselves trapped by another. At first it seemed that the crossbones was a secret society limited to Skeleton Creek. But now new facts are being unearthed — with new dangers attached.

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    The Raven

    Ryan and Sarah have solved old mysteries. They’ve followed clues all over the country and underground. They’ve investigated secret societies. They’ve found their answers.
    Or so they thought. Because there are still some secrets that Ryan and Sarah haven’t uncovered yet. And there’s still a shadowy figure standing in their path…someone who doesn’t want Ryan and Sarah digging up any more of the past.


  1. marc says:

    Will you make another book i really like this seires

  2. Kyle says:

    Love it actually makes me want to read

  3. Hailey says:

    I’m obsessed!

  4. Quincy tye says:

    Hi im a big fan of your books and have some questions. Will Ryan and Sarah ever find henry or will they ever fall in love?

  5. matthew wood says:

    good job on that video now im interested i want to read all of them now and the book it self drawing my eyes to it good job!!!!!!!

  6. Rosa says:

    Thank you so much for this series… My little brother has always had problems reading and getting into the plots of books, even the easiest ones. But now that he’s grown in his reading abilities and wants to read, he went to the Skeleton Creek series first, and he absolutely loves it. He always tells me all about them and it makes me so happy. Thank you, Mr. Carmen, for a series we both love, and a series that he will remember for a long time.

  7. Grant says:

    I read the first book when i was in 4th grade, Some of the videos scared me to death. I have now read the entire serice. Thank you for giving me a realy cool book

  8. kasi says:

    i think that the skeleton creek books should keep goning

  9. Esther says:

    I hope the spoiler alert is not disturbing Patrick Carman.

  10. Esther says:

    This is the spoiler alert.

    Experience the world of Skeleton Creek through Ryan’s journal and all new online videos. Ryan and Sarah have lived in Skeleton Creek all their lives, uncovering ghostly mysteries no one else can figure out. But when their investigations lead to the Skeleton Creek cemetery and a haunted room, they discover a chilling secret even they’re not ready for. Nothing could prepare them for what they found in the Phantom Room. The Phantom Room. Enter if you dare.

  11. Esther says:

    I think that the phantom room and the rest of the series are awesome I can’t wait to read the phantom room but why isn’t it over here. I wish that we could all get a hint about the new book but I can give a spoiler alert about it.

  12. Zoey says:

    I am so in love with Skeleton Creek! I won’t read many scary books considering I’m only 10. But I am in fifth grade now and in fourth my teacher introduced Skeleton Creek. I figured I would not like it because it was horror. But as he started reading I was so intrigued. I am having trouble finding The Raven at the Indianapolis Library. I would like to read and not buy. Do you have a suggestion? Thank you so much. The videos are great and helped me and my class see the book from a whole other point of view. But do you know what’s crazy? My whole class said I was like Sarah. Even my teacher. And since then I have been going on adventures. Thank you so much!!!

  13. Jack says:

    Why is the fifth book not labeled here? Is it the “Phantom Room”?

  14. Katie says:

    Hello There! I am a Grade 7 teacher in Ontario, Canada and my students are asking for our next Read Aloud to be this series. I am having such a hard time find these books anywhere and if I do, I can only find #3 or #4, and generally hard cover. How do I obtain this series in it’s entirety in paperback? My students are really wanting to study the horror genre and specifically your series. Would love some help and guidance as soon as possible! They have gotten me excited over it too!
    Thank you kindly!

  15. Margot says:

    With there be a sixth book I really want to know and I already read all five books.

  16. McKenzie says:

    I have read all of the books and I love them. I love how I actually can put it down and then want it back in my hands, reading!

  17. Shannon Bailey says:

    Where can someone buy copies of Skeleton Creek #1? Amazon and Barnes & Noble list them as out of print. Thanks!

  18. Blake says:

    This is a great series! I love the videos and all the books! I gave some of the video passwords to my friend over an online game and she loves some nice scares! I told her to watch the raven first and she said she loved it and got a huge scare. I hope now she will be reading the books of Skeleton Creek. Patrick your book series inspired me to create my own called Skelton City! You are a great author and you should keep releasing more and more Skeleton Creek books for me and my friends to enjoy!

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  20. Donevin Tedder says:

    Awesome book’s
    couldn’t put it down.
    My English teacher loves it a lot.

  21. Gracie says:

    Love his Skeleton Creek books he needs to make more!

  22. Cadence Post says:

    I have read the first one in school and a little bit of the second one and I really want to read all the books. My mom is having trouble finding the books. I really love those books.

  23. Fangirl22 says:

    I hope he makes another book

  24. CAMI says:


    • Minnie says:

      Patrick, i think you should really stop writing these books. they are really scary and i’ve stayed up till 2:00 am because they are so scarey

  25. Kayla seigle says:

    So there is five books to the Skeleton Creek series. Well there be another book? I have the first 4 and love them.


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