Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
by Chris Riddell (Macmillan, 2013); audiobook read by Lucy Brown (W.F. Howes, 2014)
Set in an unusual manor house in 1799, this first Goth Girl novel offers up low-anxiety peril and gentle adventure to middle-grade readers. While Riddell clearly revels in whimsy, the book relies very heavily on inaccessible (to children) literary reworkings and references.