The Hand of the Necromancer is the tenth book in the Johnny Dixon series, published in 1996. It is the first book written entirely by Brad Strickland using the characters and settings originally created by John Bellairs.
In memory of Fred Johnson, a wonderful teacher, a wonderful friend."I taught for four years with Fred Johnson, a talented and dedicated English teacher. We worked summers at the Georgia Governor's Honors Program, and I grew to admire Fred's easy wit and charm with the students. He became the director of the English portion of the Governor's Honors Program after my last year there, but before he was 45, he came down with cancer and lost the battle. He enjoyed reading fantasy and science fiction novels, and this was my farewell to a friend."