The Beast under the Wizard's Bridge

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The Beast under the Wizard's Bridge (2000) is the eighth book in the Lewis Barnavelt series. It is Brad Strickland's second novel in the series and his fifth written overall.

Synopsis 

What is it about the old Wilder Creek Bridge? Even after it's torn down -- especially after it's torn down -- why does it continue to exude a sense of deadly menace that arouses Lewis Barnavelt's curiosity... and his deepest fears? Unable to resist the lure of its mysteries, Lewis and his best friend, Rose Rita Pottinger, discover both shocking secrets and a monster so terrible that even the efforts of Lewis, Rose Rita, Uncle Jonathan, and the magical Mrs. Zimmermann may not be enough to save themselves -- and all humankind -- from its ferocious grasp!

"The destruction of an old bridge releases a malevolent force – the legacy of an evil, long-dead magician – but all ends happily despite the menace in this entertaining tale." - Horn Books

Cast

Protagonists

  • Lewis Barnavelt
  • Rose Rita Pottinger
  • Jonathan Barnavelt
  • Florence Zimmermann
  • Mildred Jaeger

Antagonists

  • Mephistopheles Moote
  • Ermine Moot

Setting

  • Mid-1950s
  • New Zebedee, Michigan

Reference