Hermione Applegate and The Secret Under the House, by Richard Egan


Hermione is an ordinary teenage girl, living an ordinary life and working towards her GCSEs at Ashton on Mersey High School. But after returning to school to begin a new term, strange things start happening. Who is the new girl in Hermione's PE class, and what secrets is she hiding? Who are the strange, sinister looking men hanging around the school? And what are the odd noises that seem to be coming from underneath the house in the middle of the night? These are just some of the questions that Hermione wants answering.

Hermione Applegate and The Secret Under the House is the first adventure in a new series aimed at children aged 10 and over. A collection of science-fiction, paranormal and supernatural stories, it will include elements of Harry Potter, The X-files, Doctor Who and Torchwood.

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I'm not familiar with the title.

Is the name "Hermione" actually that common or is it just a coincidence that is the name of one of the Harry Potter characters?