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TRICK OR TREAT? James Lee, Asia’s top children’s author, has a double treat this HALLOWEEN season! There’s MR MIDNIGHT #99. And the second treat: MR MIDNIGHT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL EDITION SE#23. Exams are over and it’s time to chill with James Lee books!

Mr Midnight #99 and Mr Midnight Halloween Special Edition SE#23

James Lee

Book #99

STORY #1: Taylor Ong and his friends explore a ruined mansion built on an ancient graveyard — THE HOUSE ON DEADMAN’S HILL. The only problem is, the ghost of its evil owner, Ser Hong Ho, is still hiding inside!

STORY #2: What kind of lump grows under your skin and vibrates? Where does it come from? Can it be cured — or is it supernatural? Lily Rose Zhang has to battle secret forces to save her friend from CRAWLING FLESH. We dare you to discover the terrifying truth!

Book SE#23

WHAT’S the most evil, haunted place in the afterworld? A place where ghosts are more weird, more scary, and more dangerous than anywhere else? It’s called Doomton Abbey — and it’s where dead spirits take kids like Marisa Mun for Halloween. Find out what happens in MY HALLOWEEN AT DOOMTON ABBEY — Mr Midnight’s newest twisted tale of terror.


MR MIDNIGHT must be one of the longest-running book series in the world. This is the 98th book and readers are spoilt for choice. James Lee also pens another Mr Mystery – the 27th! Reading Mr Midnight and Mr Mystery adds a bit of spice to your school holidays!

Mr Midnight #98

James Lee

Book #98

STORY #1: Penny Sng, Kashwin, and Shawn Kwek are trapped in a diving bell. And the deeper they sink INTO THE DARK UNKNOWN, the more horrors they face. Will they ever escape from the ocean monsters?

STORY #2: Dorian Tan and his ghost-spotting friends visit an old abandoned prison with a haunted gallows. There, amid the ghosts of the evil dead, they discover that THE HANGMAN NEVER WAITS.


Mr Mystery #27

James Lee

The Mystery Of The Doctor’s Double

Does Dr Eugene Chan really have a double? Why is he being impersonated? Is someone setting up the famous heart surgeon for a crime he did not commit? Alvin Soh is in all kinds of trouble. Not only do desperate criminals want Alvin silenced, but the doctor’s beautiful daughter spells even more danger! Who is plotting against Dr Chan? Will Alvin stop a deadly trap? And where is Sergeant Soo when he’s needed?


GIVE yourself a treat over the Chinese New Year holidays and read the latest MR MIDNIGHT books. There are two books — the LUNAR NEW YEAR SPECIAL EDITION, SE#22 and MR MIDNIGHT #97. Join millions from all over Asia who love the James Lee books. And don’t forget to buy the books missing from your Mr Midnight and Mr Mystery collections.

Mr Midnight Lunar New Year Special Edition SE#22 and Mr Midnight #97

James Lee

Book SE#22

SCHOOLGIRL Wang Luxi loves Lunar New Year — greeting all her cousins, opening red packets, and eating all the festive treats! But this year a strange supernatural power invades her life. And it’s worse than any ghost she could ever imagine. WHO STOLE LUXI’S LUCK? Can she and her friends Tami and Lian Wen reverse a diabolical spell? Make sure you have a frighteningly good New Year with the luckiest book in town — from Mr Midnight!

Book #97

STORY #1: Wong Chen Cheng’s school vacation on Australia’s Gold Coast becomes a living nightmare! Sinister snakes, weird trees that grew on the South Pole millions of years ago — and monster insects. Will he and his friends survive the MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS?

STORY #2: Ghost Getter Lynnette Foong visits an abandoned garage where a haunted bus has been hidden for years. It’s not just any bus, but THE BUS THAT NEVER CAME BACK.


MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! James Lee presents a new Mr Midnight for the holiday season. And remember to get any missing books in your JAMES LEE collection!

Mr Midnight Christmas Special Edition SE#21

James Lee

What’s Wrong With Mrs Santa?

WHAT could be more fun than Christmas? But wait — something evil lurks in Kong Chern Lee’s favorite shopping mall. There’s terror amid the tinsel! It’s Santa’s wife — something is wrong with her, and unless Chern Lee and his friends can stop her, Christmas will be a disaster. What hideous horrors has she got up her sleeve? What are the deadly secrets hiding in Santa’s castle? We dare you to find out WHAT’S WRONG WITH MRS SANTA? Only Mr Midnight delivers more holiday horrors on every page!


TWINKLETOES is fun, inspirational, educational and simply magical!

Twinkletoes #18:
Yamashita’s Gold

Thomas Koh and Titian

THE Morrison players are sent to a boot camp to prepare for the fast approaching National Championship. During their gruelling training, they have a surprise encounter that shows them the fleeting nature of success and the importance of holding on to good relationships. And when 13-year-old Jasmine opens a Facebook account for the first time, she gets more than she bargained for. Far from being a way to keep up with her friends, it turns out to be a dangerous experience. Fortunately she has a teacher on her side to help her navigate the tricky world of social media.


True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 25

Russell Lee

ARE you worried evil spirits lurk in your home? Russell Lee reveals the many religious rituals used to “cleanse” homes. Also read about “The Cat Man”, the saviour of thousands of cats. The cats repay their hero in the most unusual way. Must-read stories include “Nama Saya Iblis”, Golden Oldies, A Talking Head, Midnight Matchmaker, Taken, Blue Jeans Dream.

“Russell Lee’s True Singapore Ghost Stories has been a mainstay on Singapore bestseller lists since they hit shelves in 1989.”
— The Straits Times (2017)


True Singapore Ghost Stories Book 24

Russell Lee

IS THE blood moon a sign of the end of the world? Russell Lee investigates. And read about Japanese urban legends that tell of vengeful spirits that slice, dice and slash! Plus, the “Japan’s Sacred Regalia” trilogy reaches a climax. Must-read stories include Arrival At Kallang Airport, “Tian Mi Mi”, Brunei Dollars, The Curse Of Kohinoor, Nasi Lemak Special, Angel Of Hope.

“Russell Lee is Singapore’s most popular writer by a long stretch. His prose is clear and his titles snappy.” — South China Morning Post



RUSSELL LEE celebrates 25 years of storytelling

True Singapore Ghost Stories
25th Year Special Edition

Russell Lee

IN THIS special True Singapore Ghost Stories 25th Year Special Edition, Russell Lee recalls the stories that have charmed and entertained generations for a quarter of a century. This book contains nothing less than the supernatural heritage of Singapore and Malaysia. Read your favourite stories in one special book, and celebrate this milestone with Russell Lee. Well-loved TRUE stories include Teacher’s Pet, The Poor Rich Man, The Third Eye, A-Li-Shan De Gu Niang, Japanese Girl From Hell, The Rich Poor Man, The Si Lang Keng, Tour Packages For Sale and Raphael.

“The True Singapore Ghost Stories speaks to the Singapore psyche.”
— Channel NewsAsia

James Lee Wins Top Award

ASIA’s top children’s author James Lee has won the inaugural “Australian Arts in Asia Awards” for his Mr Midnight and Mr Mystery series. See footage of the presentation and speech at the awards ceremony.

Australian Arts in Asia Awards Winner — Literature:
James Aitchison — Mr Midnight / Mr Mystery book series

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