About John Bellairs

John BellairsJohn Anthony Bellairs (1938-1991) is the author of the fifteen acclaimed Gothic mystery novels in the Lewis Barnavelt, Anthony Monday, and Johnny Dixon series, including The House with a Clock in Its Walls (1973), The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn (1978), and The Curse of the Blue Figurine (1983). Many of his books were illustrated by prominent artist-illustrator Edward Gorey.

Bellairs was born in Marshall, Michigan, earned degrees from Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, taught at various Midwestern and New England colleges, and later lived and wrote in Haverhill, Massachusetts.


The House with a Clock in its Walls (2018)


"The House with a Clock in its Walls" is an American film written by Eric Kripke and directed by Eli Roth. The film opened September 21, 2018.