After presenting his deed to the mayoress, Stanley is soon welcomed to the island. He is led to his new home by his house keeper, Mrs. Carelli who is his guardian for the summer. Stanley is absolutley delighted with the house and the island but when night falls a distinctly different feeling comes over the island. All the villagers scurry inside, warning bells are sounded and watchtowers are mounted. What could they be so afraid of? Stanley soon finds out.
I enjoyed this, the first in the series "Something Wickedly Weird". Stanley is engaging and the other island inhabitants make an interesting cast. The story is a little disjointed and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. I will be reading the rest of the series though.