The Scarecrow

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Text Publishing Company, 2002 - 232 pages
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Fourteen-year-old Neddy and his mate Les take swift revenge on the chicken-rustling Lynch Gang, but things turn sinister when vulture-like Hubert Salter stalks into town. There's a sex killer on the loose, and Neddy is in fear for his sister's safety. Pop culture meets Gothic melodrama in this brilliant, hallucinatory novel.

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User Review  - planetthoughtful - Goodreads

Truly one of my favourite books. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Ronald Hugh Morrieson was a novelist. He was born in 1922 in New Zealand. In the 1960s, Morrieson published a series of novels dealing with life in post-war New Zealand including Come a Hot Friday and The Scarecrow. In 1982, The Scarecrow was adapted as a film starring John Carradine. Morrieson died in 1972.

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