Never Trust a Dead Man

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 194 pages
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When Selwyn is accused of murdering his rival, Farold, he is sealed in the village burial cave with Farold's moldering corpse to await starvation--or worse. Worse comes along quickly in the form of a witch who raises Farold from the dead. Selwyn thought he disliked Farold when he was alive, but that was nothing compared to working by the dead man's side as they search for the real killer.


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User Review  - Sarah Kennington - Goodreads

Although the beginning is slow and takes so long to introduce characters, the characterization is fun. Farold seems to be the village idiot and Selwyn is the honest, thoughtful one of the pair. While ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andressa - Goodreads

Selwyn is a broken-hearted 17-year old when his beloved chooses another, Farold. But when Farold is suddenly murdered, Selwyn quickly becomes the first suspect and with barely a trial, he is sentenced ... Read full review


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VIVIAN VANDE VELDE has written many celebrated books for teen and middle grade readers, including All Hallows Eve: 13 Stories and Heir Apparent. She lives in Rochester, New York.

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