The Secret Files of Jest R Wicked


The Secret Files of Jest R Wicked: Book One

The Lost of Spidercreep Hollow


The Lost of Spidercreep Hollow

When a boy wakes up near a seemingly abandoned village with no memory of who he is or how he got there he sets out to uncover the truth behind what has happened. What he learns will both challenge and terrify him. Filled with suspense, adventure, and dark comedy, this first installment of the Secret Files of Jest R. Wicked has the hero up against a crazed doctor, people with a dark secret, unspeakable creatures, and an uncomfortable amount of spiders. In the same tradition of A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Name of This Book is Secret, and Coraline comes what Liz Szabla at Feiwel & Friends calls “a fun read” and John Rudolph of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management says is “an ambitious undertaking and I liked the creepy atmosphere”. “This one has some great hooks going for it” says Jim Thomas/Nick Eliopulos at Random House.

Editorial Reviews


“I was taken with Jesse’s illustrations, which worked with the tone & text. I liked the pervasive dread & fear throughout. I think Jesse is such a talented author, his voice feels so naturally Victorian, & it reminded me of THE TURN OF THE SCREW, which I loved.” Associate Editor Connie Hsu at Little, Brown

“I enjoyed Jesse Horn’s creativity and “production” and I loved being entertained and spooked by THE SECRET FILES OF JEST R. WICKED,” Hilary Van Dusen candlewick press.