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 than the paint peeling from the deserted storefronts, more than the tumbleweeds somersaulting down the empty streets. If you listen hard, you can hear voices whispering stories. Stories like the one about the lost mine in Maiden, Montana, or how Wyatt Earp won the shoot-out at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. And don’t forget about the Bad Man from Bodie, California—he’s still searching for his lost finger! Can you hear them?
“Combining history and mystery…[Ghost Town: Seven Ghostly Stories] recalls classic campfire tales.” –Booklist
“A well conceived (and titled) collection…[of] chilling short stories.” –Kirkus Reviews
From the Hardcover edition.
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"Readers will find themselves itching to add some of these deserted towns to their next vacation trip out West." — Booklist
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About Joan Lowery Nixon
“In every story I write I give a great deal of thought to the main character, because the story is his, or hers. The direction of the story is determined by the main character’s ambitions and reactions. The main character… More about Joan Lowery Nixon
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers Dec 24, 2008| 160 Pages| Young Adult| ISBN 9780307527943