A Deadly Game of Magic

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Random House Children's Books, 1985 - Juvenile Fiction - 148 pages
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Caught in a violent storm, Lisa and her three friends take refuge in an old deserted house. Inside are strewn odd tricks and gadgets-the props of a practiced magician. Doors slam shut. The phones go dead. A ghostly hand creeps across the mantel. But the group's fascination at these effects quickly turns to horror.

Lisa has always dreamed of being a magician. Now her life and the lives of her friends-depend on her skill. Because one by one the tricks are becoming more sinister, luring the group closer and closer to the terrible secret at the end of the corridor...

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This is my favorite book from the author. It was so suspenseful. I literally could not put it down. I started reading in the afternoon and kept on reading until after the came up and I forced myself ... Read full review

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On their way back from a competition four teens find themselves stranded at a stranger's house due to car trouble. The man who let them in to call a mechanic tells them to lock up when they leave as ... 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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