Joan Lowery Nixon



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 113 titles

  • General Fiction

    Dec-2008

    For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Ghost Town: Seven Ghostly Stories from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. In the old towns of the Wild West, there's more to hear tha...

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  • Suspense

    Jun-2006

    For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Laugh Till You Cry from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. Thirteen-year-old Cody doesn't like Texas. He and his mom were only suppos...

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  • Suspense

    Jun-2005

    Two of Joan Lowery Nixon's Edgar Award winners in one volume!The Other Side of Dark: Stacy wakes up in a room that’s not hers, in a body she doesn’t recognize, to discover she’s been in a coma for four years. Her mother is dead–murdered–and...

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  • Suspense

    Sep-2003

    For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Nightmare from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. Emily has never fit in with her overachieving family. Instead of getting straight A...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2002

    Gus & Gertie -

    The slapstick sequel to Gus & Gertie and the Missing Pearl is now available in paperback! Gus and Gertie arrive at the Animals Winter Olympics with dreams of winning gold as Antarcticas first synchronized swimming team. But first they find out that s...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2002

    Julie resents being sent to spend the summer with her great aunt and uncle on their ranch in Texas, Rancho del Oro. Her swim team needs her and she’ll be away for the whole summer season. But her family is counting on her, too. Uncle Gabe has broke...

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  • Suspense

    May-2002

    Many of Joan Lowery Nixon’s readers have written to her to ask how they, too, can become published writers someday. This memoir, including anecdotes and advice, is her answer to them. From her first publication at age ten—a poem entitled “Sprin...

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  • Historical

    Dec-2001

    Young Americans: Colonial Williamsburg -

    The year 1775 is an explosive one — both for the colony of Virginia and 11-year-old John Nicholas’s family. The tensions are rising between England and the colonies, and Virginians disagree on how to act. Like many, John’s father, Robert Carter...

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  • Historical

    Sep-2001

    Young Americans: Colonial Williamsburg -

    When Maria Rind's father dies, her mother is forced to carry on his work: writing and publishing The Virginia Gazette, one of Williamsburg's weekly newspapers. Nine-year-old Maria would like to help too, but instead her older brother is chosen to wor...

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  • Suspense

    Aug-2001

    For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Playing for Keeps from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. Rose Ann can't believe her good luck. Her grandmother, Glory, needs a last-...

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  • Historical

    Apr-2001

    Young Americans: Colonial Williamsburg -

    Twelve-year-old Will Pelham's father is the Williamsburg gaoler. Will is afraid of some of the prisoners, but he sympathizes with Emmanuel, a runaway slave. Then Will begins to suspect that Emmanuel is planning to escape. Will wants to help his frien...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2001

    Ellis Island - 2

    Irish immigrant Rose Carney has a difficult life in Chicago. She's working to help pay for her mother's and sisters' passages, dealing with her father's drinking problem, and worrying about her brothers' involvement in questionable activities. Rose b...

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-2000

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  • Historical

    Oct-2000

    Young Americans: Colonial Williamsburg -

    The year is 1765, and there's a lot going on in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Stamp Act has just been passed, and many colonists are protesting it because nobody knows what it will mean to the colonies as a whole. Twelve-year-old Nancy Geddy is concern...

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  • Suspense

    May-2000

    Furious at her father for breaking up their family, Abbie Thompson acted without thinking and got arrested for malicious mischief. Now the judge has assigned her to volunteer in a program that matches teens with the elderly. But Abbie doesn't get jus...

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  • Historical

    Apr-2000

    Young Americans: Colonial Williamsburg -

    Ann McKenzie loves living in Williamsburg. All of her family and friends are nearby, and there’s always something exciting happening in the colonial capital. Now that she’s 9 years old, it’s time for Ann to start acting like a proper young woma...

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  • Historical

    Apr-2000

    Young Americans: Colonial Williamsburg -

    In partnership with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation come authentic novels set in the 18th century about actual people, places, and events in this celebrated Virginia town.Caesar’s life as a slave consists of long hours of backbreaking work. Ha...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-1999

    Thumbprint Mysteries - 3

    When Gerald Dinkins is found murdered at a fundraising gala at the Silver Ridge Hotel, head of hotel security Stacy Champagne and her fiance Deputy Ramon Gonazalas must discover who decided to kill Dinkins and why...

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  • Horror

    Aug-1999

    Thumbprint Mysteries - 2

    Joan Lowery Nixon, president of the Mystery Writers of America, has found 10 well-known writers to craft spellbinding stories for adults who want to read but have undeveloped reading skills. Here are stories with adult themes and interests that chall...

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  • Mystery

    Jun-1999

    Thumbprint Mysteries - 1

    When writer Duncan Tyler turns his pen towards blackmail and is found murdered at the annual mystery writer's retreat, Stacy Champagne and Deputy Ramon Gonazalas must discover who decided to kill Tyler rather than meet his demands...

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  • Suspense

    May-1999

    From one of the foremost mystery writers for young adults comes a gripping double mystery about a high school student who finds out that a stranger has kept a secret file on her entire life.Kristi Evans and her parents can't understand why police det...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-1998

    Orphan Train Children - 4

    History comes alive in this entertaining and educational series for readers ages 7-11, written by the beloved author of the Orphan Train Adventures. David Howard has been living on the streets of New York City so long he can barely remember his paren...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-1998

    Orphan Train Children - 3

    Aggie Mae Vaughn is 12 years old in 1866, and she lives in the Asylum for Homeless Waifs in New York City. Aggie hates being called a waif almost as much as she hates the orphanage, where she's always in trouble. Now she's going west on the orphan tr...

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  • Suspense

    Aug-1998

    Fifteen-year-old Lia comes from a long line of courageous women, dating back to a Civil War survivor who single-handedly saved her Louisiana plantation house, Graymoss, from destruction. But Graymoss is haunted by a terrible evil.With clues from a di...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-1998

    Orphan Train Children - 1

    Ten-year-old Lucy Griggs's mother has just died, leaving Lucy orphaned and living on the streets of 1866 New York City. Then Lucy hears about the Children's Aid Society, a group that sends orphans out West to new homes. Lucy knows she'll never replac...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-1998

    Orphan Train Children - 2

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  • Suspense

    Sep-1997

    When a chocolate tycoon is found dead, it's anything but sweet. . . . Jenny Jakes and her mother, a famous mystery writer, travel to see their millionaire cousin, Arnold Harmony, who made his fortune in the chocolate business. Harmony, a true eccent...

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  • Suspense

    Apr-1997

    For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Spirit Seeker from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon.          Holly Campbell’s life has suddenly become a newspaper-headline nightmare...

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  • Mystery

    Mar-1997

    Casebusters - 12

    While working on a local TV news show, Brian gets the scoop of a lifetime Brian Quinn signed up for journalism class expecting an easy A. But as he quickly finds out, there's nothing simple about reporting the news. Brian is nervous when his teach...

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  • Mystery

    Mar-1997

    Casebusters - 11

    Sean, an elementary school computer prankster, finds himself in the middle of a mystery when he is wrongly accused of infecting the school's computer system with a virus, and he and the Casebusters must find out who is trying to set him up. Original....

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-1997

    The Orphan Train Adventures - 7

    The Civil War has officially ended and Frances Mary Kelly's true love, Johnny, is back from the war. But to Frances's dismay, Johnny is hesitant to marry her. Attempting to ease her aching heart, Frances accepts an offer to go to New York City and es...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-1996

    Casebusters - 10

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-1996

    For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Search for the Shadowman from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon.          Twelve-year-old Andy Thomas isn’t thrilled with his teacher...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-1996

    Casebusters - 8

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  • Mystery

    Sep-1996

    Casebusters - 9

    When Sean and Brian stay with their friend Alan and his family in the wooded area of Grizzly Hill for the weekend, they are told to stay out of the woods, but their curiosity leads them to the edges of the woods where they see glowing eyes and clawed...

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  • Suspense

    Aug-1996

    For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Don't Scream from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. When two new guys start at Jess's high school, she thinks the year is really loo...

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  • Mystery

    Jul-1996

    Casebusters - 7

    Brian and Sean Quinn have their own suspicions regarding the whereabouts of Lester, a bratty seven-year-old who has supposedly been kidnapped, but their investigation is stalled by a pirate ghost who seems to be watching their every move....

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  • Mystery

    May-1996

    Casebusters - 6

    Time's running out for the Casebusters! Brian and Sean Quinn are two kids with a cool hobby: they're private detectives. It's time for the town of Redoaks's annual parade in celebration of the city's founding, and this year a time capsule will ...

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  • Suspense

    Mar-1996

    Casebusters - 5

    Moving to the old Everhart mansion, which is believed to be haunted, newcomer Charles fears the strange incidents that are taking place in his new home and asks the Casebusters to find out if ghosts or pranksters are responsible. Simultaneous....

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  • Mystery

    May-1995

    Casebusters - 4

    On a visit to Piney Point Manor, an elegant seaside resort, Sean and Brian Quinn investigate a series of thefts that have baffled local police, and someone tries to frighten the brothers off. Simultaneous....

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  • Mystery

    Apr-1995

    Casebusters - 3

    Sean and Brian Quinn look for the causes and perpetrators of a series of accidents that have set preservationists against developers, who want to tear down Redoaks' old Culbertson Theater. Simultaneous....

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1995

    Melia wants to be a writer just like her mom. She's not exactly sure what a writer does, though. She sees her mom staring at the typewriter and then she sees her opening up boxes of books. But what comes in between? With some help from her mom, Melia...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1995

    The Orphan Train Adventures - 6

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  • Mystery

    Mar-1995

    Casebusters - 2

    The Casebusters race to catch a horsenapper! Brian and Sean Quinn are two kids with a cool hobby: they're private detectives! Brian and Sean have just begun a two-week summer vacation at a dude ranch in the Nevada mountains when they learn that...

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  • Mystery

    Mar-1995

    Casebusters - 1

    It's the Casebusters versus a living statue! Brian and Sean Quinn are two kids with a cool hobby: they're private detectives. Brian and Sean are hot on the trail of the thief who stole several priceless masterpieces from the local museum. The c...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-1994

    Ellis Island - 3

    Swedish immigrant Kristin Swensen lives on a farm in Minnesota. She hoped for a new life in America, but she realizes that her parents are clinging as closely as possible to the life they knew in Sweden. Kristin can't accept coming all this way only ...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1994

    The Orphan Train Adventures - 5

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-1994

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  • Suspense

    Apr-1994

    When Katie Gillian and her mother move from Houston to a small Texas town, they never imagine that violence and intrigue will interrupt their six-month stay. Could the two bodies found have anything to do with newspaper articles Katie's reporter mot...

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  • Romance

    Mar-1994

    For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes The Weekend was Murder! from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon.          Mary Elizabeth can’t wait for the weekend to begin at the Ridl...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-1994

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-1993

    Ellis Island - 1

    The family of Rebekah Levinsky emigrates from Russia and settles in New York City, hoping their dreams will come true. But instead of finding streets paved with gold, they find they must work seven days a week in a sweatshop simply to survive. Will R...

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  • Suspense

    Apr-1993

    Novelist Augustus Trevor has written a manuscript that reveals the darkest secrets of his guests. Whoever can solve Trevor's clues can have his story removed from the book. But when Trevor is bludgeoned to death, the survivors (along with the reader)...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1992

    Claude - 5

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  • Suspense

    Jan-1992

    As Sarah Lindley's father lay dying in her arms, he found the strength to whisper a cryptic message. Sarah vows to clear his name of the murder he is wrongly accused of committing, and now she cannot leave the lawless mining town of Leadville until s...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1992

    Hollywood Daughters - 3

    Cassie's daughter Erin, who identifies closely with her grandmother Abby, wants to be an actress more than anything in the world, but is disappointed that her parents do not approve of her working in the television medium....

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-1991

    Hollywood Daughters - 2

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  • Suspense

    May-1991

    After her mother dies, leaving the family business vulnerable to the machinations of greedy relatives, Sarah Lindley embarks on a dangerous journey to the Colorado frontier, where she hopes to enlist the help of her long-absent father. Reprint....

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  • General Fiction

    May-1991

    Hollywood Daughters - 1

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1991

    The Nic-Nacs and the Nic-Nac News - 1

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1991

    The Nic-Nacs and the Nic-Nac News - 2

    The Nic-Nac kids--Niki, Amy, Carlos, and Slap--investigate such neighborhood mysteries as the disappearance of items from the community swimming pool, then write about their exploits in their own newspaper...

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  • Suspense

    Aug-1990

    For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes A Candidate For Murder from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. A suspense novel set in the world of politics. With her father running...

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  • Horror

    Sep-1989

    Only Sarah senses the horror. The minute she steps through the door of her family's new home, she feels a smothering cold mist and hears the echo of a scream and a heartbreaking whisper in Spanish: "Help me!" Sarah feels compelled to find out who is...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-1989

    Claude - 4

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  • Suspense

    Jun-1989

    For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes The Dark and Deadly Pool from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. Liz enjoys her summer pool job at the glamorous Ridley Hotel. Until ...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1989

    The Orphan Train Adventures - 2

    The Orphan Train Quartet follows the story of the six Kelly children, whose widowed mother has sent them west from New York City in 1856 because she realizes she cannot give them the life they deserve. Mike Kelly, almost 12 is adopted by the Fredrich...

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  • Suspense

    Feb-1989

    Andrea didn't want to accompany her aunt and a group of privileged people on a boat trip to the Bahamas to look at a valuable artifact. But she's stuck there now, and angry when she realizes that this is a stolen artifact. All the adults want to own ...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1989

    The Orphan Train Adventures - 4

    The Orphan Train Quartet follows the story of the six Kelly children, whose widowed mother has sent them west from New York City in 1856 because she realizes she cannot give them the life they deserve. Danny and his younger sister Peg feel lucky to b...

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-1988

    The Orphan Train Adventures - 1

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  • Horror

    Oct-1988

    Is Barry's death the latest tragedy in a string of suicides at Farrington Park High School? Or is it murder? Marti is sure her friend Barry didn't take his own life, but no one will believe her except Police Officer Prescott. But opening an investiga...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-1988

    The Orphan Train Adventures - 3

    Shy Megan Kelly, the middle child, is sure she is the cause of her family's troubles. Didn't a gypsy tell her so? When troubles befall her adopted family in the rugged Kansas territory, Megan knows the gypsy's curse is real, and she must overcome the...

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  • General Fiction

    May-1988

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-1987

    Claude - 3

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  • Suspense

    Aug-1987

    Stacy wakes up in a room that's not hers, in a  body she doesn't recognize, to discover she's been  in a coma for four years. Her mother is  dead--murdered--and Stacy, recovering from a gunshot wound, is  the only eyewitness to her mother's ...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1987

    Maggie - 3

    Happy living with her Texas grandmother and looking forward to celebrating a family Christmas, thirteen-year-old Maggie is devastated when she is summoned by her movie-director father to spend Christmas with him and her very young stepmother in Calif...

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  • Suspense

    Feb-1987

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1987

    When their aunt buys an old, run-down inn on the banks of the Mississippi, Chris and Amy Holt go south to help her fix up the place. They lend helping hands during the day, but at night, they wonder about the island in the middle of the river-a myste...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-1986

    Claude - 2

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  • Suspense

    May-1986

    The Andrews house was rumoured to be haunted, and Jeremy had warned his sister Angie to stay away from there. After he became the victim of a hit-and-run accident, she became desperate to learn the truth, but found herself alone in a deepening myster...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1986

    Maggie - 2

    Twelve-year-old Maggie, living with her grandmother in Houston, joins the drama club at school, wins a part in a play, begins to make friends, and learns to deal with feelings of loneliness, selfishness, being in love, and having an unusual family li...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1985

    Maggie - 1

    A defensive twelve-year-old comes to understand her father, a busy Hollywood director planning to remarry, after she is exiled for the summer to the everyday life of her grandmother's house in Houston....

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  • General Fiction

    1985

    A NIGHT OF TERROR As Jeff and Debbie make their way to the old Hackman mansion, snowflakes start to fall. They come to the house on Hackman's Hill to look for a stolen Egyptian mummy that old Mr. Karsten has told them about -- and for which they co...

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  • Suspense

    Nov-1983

    Caught in a violent storm, Lisa and her three friends take refuge in a deserted old house. Inside are strewn odd tricks and gadgets -- the props of a practiced magician. Doors slam. The phones go dead. A ghostly hand creeps across the mantel. But the...

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  • General Fiction

    May-1983

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-1982

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  • Suspense

    Jun-1982

    Seventeen-year-old Dina is fighting cancer and is  angry at the whole world. But when Julie, a  nine-year-old survivor of a car accident, becomes Dina's  roommate at the hospital, there's no time for Dina  to keep on being angry. Because Juli...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-1982

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  • Suspense

    Dec-1981

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  • Mystery

    Sep-1981

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  • Suspense

    Sep-1981

    Lauren is reluctant to be part of the séance from the start. When the lights are turned off and only a candle flickers, she feels scared. Something is wrong. Something is watching her. And when Sara screams, all the girls are frightened. Even more f...

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  • Mystery

    Jun-1981

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-1981

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  • Mystery

    Oct-1980

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  • Mystery

    Jul-1980

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  • Mystery

    Feb-1980

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  • General Fiction

    1980

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  • General Fiction

    1980

    Claude - 1

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-1979

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-1979

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  • Mystery

    Apr-1979

    On her way home from visiting a friend, Christina Lattimore is grabbed in her driveway and drugged. When she wakes up she is on a narrow cot in a chilly basement. What is she doing there? Christina realizes she has been kidnapped and is being h...

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  • Mystery

    1979

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  • Mystery

    1979

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1979

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-1978

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1978

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-1976

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1974

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-1974

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  • Suspense

    1974

    HELP! Mike's father says if it weren't for all that dratted red tape, all the forms you have to fill out and sign, maybe their neighborhood would get fixed up. That gives Mike an idea. Soon he's the leader of the highly secret Red Tape Gang. They're...

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  • Mystery

    1974

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-1970

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