A Deadly Game of Magic

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 228 pages
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Seeking shelter from a fierce Texas storm, four teens are trapped inside a strange house as unwitting players in a magician's evil games. The phone goes dead. A plaster head suddenly appears. A disembodied hand taps the mantel. Then the magic turns even more sinister, leading inevitably toward murder.

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This book is one of my favorites! I just love how she ended it, it was just perfect!

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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 he and his wife are headed out to a party. You immediately get the feeling that something is not quite right here. From this point on things really start getting suspenseful. You wonder, are they alone in the house? this was a great read. However, due to a lot of unanswered questions at the end of the book 

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About the author (2004)

JOAN LOWERY NIXON (1927-2003) is the author of more than 130 books for young readers, and the only four-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. She lived in Texas, the setting for many of her mysteries.

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