Secret, Silent Screams

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Delacorte Press, 1988 - Detective and mystery stories - 192 pages
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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 investigation takes time, and Marti is determined to find her friend's killer soon. Because even now he could be planning his next crime....

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User Review  - Jonah Leyvas - Goodreads

I had mixed feelings about this book. Some parts were a little boring to me. Although the author did have suspenseful parts that kept me on the edge of my seat. Also, she was very descriptive in her word choice which made me almost feel apart of the murder mystery! Read full review

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User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

This book will haunt me forever. It is a classic Joan Lowery Nixon. She makes you doubt things that happen on a fairly regular basis. Was it really suicide? Or are you just overthinking it? This was ... Read full review


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Joan Lowery Nixon was born in Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of Southern California where she received a B.A. in journalism and later an education certificate from California State. She has written over 100 mystery books for young adults. She is known for her Orphan Train Adventure Series and other titles including A Family Apart, The Seance and Other Side of the Dark. Her works have earned her the honor of being the only writer to win four Edgar Allen Poe awards and in addition, two Spurs from Western Writers of America. She was a past President of the Mystery Writers of America. She died from complications of pancreatic cancer on June 28, 2003, in Houston, Texas. She was 76.

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