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Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 197 pages
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Soon after she and her mother come to the small Texas town of Kluney and experience a series of menacing events, Katie begins to suspect there is something sinister going on involving a secret gang of high school students and a company illegally storing toxic waste.

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User Review  - caro488 - LibraryThing

Nixon, Joan Lowery, Shadowmaker, Katie Gillian an dher mother move to small-town Texas so that her journalist mother can write a book. But the town is sure that she's there to expose the local toxic-waste disposal plant. Her friend disappears, after leaving her journal with Katie. Read full review

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I'm trying to read more genres of YA to broaden my spectrum. I picked this one for a dollar, it was a past winner of Florida's Sunshine Reader award. I can't say that I loved it, but it was ok for a ... 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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