A Deadly Game of Magic

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 228 pages
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Seeking shelter from a fierce Texas storm, four teens are trapped inside a strange house as unwitting players in a magician's evil games. The phone goes dead. A plaster head suddenly appears. A disembodied hand taps the mantel. Then the magic turns even more sinister, leading inevitably toward murder.

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User Review  - Grace - Goodreads

This book is really good. It's a great light read but my only problem with this book is that the ending is poorly done. You don't know what happens for a page and all of the sudden the book is done. Overall it's a great read! Read full review

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User Review  - Emgee - Goodreads

I can't tell you how many times I borrowed this book when I was a teen, and now, as an adult in my mid-30s, I can still say confidently that its creepiness is just as fresh as it was when I first picked it up when I was 14. Read full review

About the author (2004)

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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