A Deadly Promise

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Random House Children's Books, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 169 pages
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Teachers like Nixon's acclaimed books for their totally accurate depiction of America's Wild West. In this companion to High Trail to Danger, Sarah vows to her dying father that she will clear his name of the murder he is wrongly accused of committing. With members of the conspiracy determined to stop her, Sarah's life is soon in jeopardy.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In a follow-up to High Trail to Danger (1991), set in the Old West of 1879, Sarah fulfills her father's last wish by clearing him of a murder charge. In the process, she exposes a syndicate of ... Read full review


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About the author (1992)

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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