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The Mystery of the Runaway Ghost is a novella written by Gertrude Chandler Warner. It was the 98th book in The Boxcar Children book series and was first published in 2004.


When the Aldens visit their friend Fran in Wisconsin, they can't wait to hear her tell the story of the runaway ghost. Fran's family ghost hasn't been spotted in years, but the Aldens still shiver at the spooky tale of the ghost's bell clanging after dark. Then Violet hears a mysterious ringing in the middle of the night and the children start to wonder--could the runaway ghost be back?