Never Trust a Dead Man

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 15, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 194 pages
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Life has suddenly become very difficult for Selwyn Roweson: First Anora broke his heart and decided to marry Farold, then Farold beat him up in front of the entire village, and finally he was accused of murder when Farold was found with a knife--Selwyn’s knife--hilt-deep in his back. Which might not be so bad, except as punishment Selwyn is sealed in the village burial cave with Farold’s moldering corpse, there to await starvation--or worse. Worse comes along quickly in the form of a witch with a fast right hook and the ability to raise Farold from the dead. Selwyn thought he disliked Farold when he was alive, but that was nothing compared to having to work by the dead man’s side as they search for the real killer.
 

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User Review  - lkmuir - LibraryThing

Wrongly convicted of murder and punished by being sealed in the tomb with the dead man, seventeen-year-old Selwyn enlists the help of a witch and the resurrected victim to find the true killer. Read full review

NEVER TRUST A DEAD MAN

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Murder, magic, salacious secrets, and sparkling wit immediately pull the reader into this engrossing medieval whodunit from Vande Velde (Ghost of a Hanged Man, 1998, etc.). Selwyn, 17, is condemned to ... Read full review

Contents

Drop by Drop
Dancing with Marjories Ghost
Shadow Brother
The Ghost
For Love of Him
October Chill
Being Dead
Back Matter
Back Cover
Spine
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Vivian Vande Velde has written many books for teen and middle grade readers, including Heir Apparent , User Unfriendly , All Hallow's Eve: 13 Stories , Three Good Deeds , Now You See It ... , and the Edgar Award-winning Never Trust a Dead Man . She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her website at www.vivianvandevelde.com.

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