The Night Tourist

(Disney 2007)

Jack Perdu, a ninth-grade classics prodigy, lives with his father on the Yale University campus. Smart and introverted, Jack spends most of his time alone, until one winter evening, a near-fatal accident changes his life forever.

Published in translation in Italian, French, German, Danish, Romanian, Polish, Japanese, Turkish, and Thai.


  • Winner of the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery
  • A Publishers Weekly 2007 Flying Start

“This intelligent and self-assured debut will compel readers from its outset, and leave them satisfied as it explores universal themes of love, loss and closure.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Teenagers knowledgeable about mythology and appreciative of sophisticated wordplay will especially enjoy this intricate read.”

Kirkus Review

“Some readers may think this urban fantasy is the perfect post-Harry Potter fix…More than anything else though it is just a well-written, fun-to-read book.”

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

The Twilight Prisoner

(Disney 2009)

After traveling to New York City’s ghostly underworld, Jack Perdu has made it back aboveground, to join the living. But if he’s alive, why is he still seeing ghosts?


“Readers should be drawn in by the complex relationships between Marsh’s protagonists and Jack’s continuing existential struggles, caught between the worlds of the living and the dead.”

   —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“The plot is lavishly draped with snappy dialogue, realistic teen characters and clever didn’t-see-it-coming twists. An outstanding story with wide appeal.”

—Kirkus Review

“The allusions to ancient gods may draw fans of Rick Riordan’s popular series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. However, the dark humor and poignant exchanges between the dead and the living put this novel closer in tone and sensibility to The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman. Like that Newberry winner, The Twilight Prisoner will keep kids reading late into the balmy nights ahead.”

—Washington Post Book World Summer Reading Guide