The Aztec Skull by Anthea Goddard
An ancient relic brings doom to a young runaway…
The house was just the sort of place twelve-year-old Jenny had dreamed of when she ran away from home: unoccupied, secluded and well-stocked with food and supplies. The kind of place no one would ever think to look for her.
But somewhere in the strange house, stashed away amongst the stuffed birds and lifelike statues, is a priceless Aztec skull. The owner, the mysterious Diego Gama, hid it there years ago after ‘stealing’ it from his village in Mexico – but now the villagers have finally tracked him down and they’ll stop at nothing to get it back.
Suddenly, Jenny has the mark of death on her forehead and she must use all her cunning and wit to escape the house with her life.
Anthea Goddard was born in Australia and worked there as a journalist for many years before coming to Europe.