The Name of the Game Was Murder

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Paw Prints, Oct 4, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction
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Samantha does not want to go when great-uncle Augustus Trevor blackmails a group of celebrities to participate in a "game" at his island mansion--but when Uncle Augustus is found dead, Samantha must join the game. Reprint.

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User Review  - simply00complex - LibraryThing

One of my favorites from Joan Lowery Nixon. This was a great mystery and I had a ton of fun reading it; you would too, especially if you enjoy solving puzzles and riddles. It's got a great plot, great characters, and a great ending. I read this book ten years ago, and I can remember it vividly. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A curmudgeonly author's luxurious, well-staffed island home- -fortuitously cut off by a storm that lasts long enough for teenage narrator Samantha to make her deductions and confront the murderer ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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 is currently the 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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