The show is about a group of kids who goes around solving neighborhood crimes and mysteries in New York City as young detectives with the help of a very secretive friend: Ghostwriter. Ghostwriter cannot hear, talk, smell, or feel. He can only read and write. He only sees words. No one else can see him but the Ghostwriter Team. In additions, the Ghostwriter Team have to solve their own mystery: who was Ghostwriter?
Did You Know?
In the first mystery of the series, season one, episode five, "Ghost Story: Part 5", Alex (David López) speculated that there would eventually be a big mystery as to who Ghostwriter really was. The series ended in 1995 due to lack of funding, and the speculated episode never went into production. The writers had considered eventually revealing him to be a slave, possibly Jamal's (Sheldon Turnipseed's) ancestor, who was killed for teaching other slaves to read. See more
He sees things, but he can't hear and he can't talk. If you want to talk to him, you have to write it out because he can read anything.