Dirty Work

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Orca Book Publishers, Jan 1, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
9 Reviews
Josie is fascinated with the secrets of the prehistoric world. She and her grandfather, an amateur paleontologist, explore the beaches and cliffs near Stone Trees Cottage in Nova Scotia. Tiny bones have been discovered, but what are they from? As Josie searches for the answer, she is forced to cope with an accident and competition from an unpleasant neighbor. Time is of the essence, for she must find the answer before someone else does and before the tides and waves that exposed the secret wash it away forever.
 

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User Review  - KayeBarley - LibraryThing

Reed Farrel Coleman is, in my opinion. one of the best writers writing today. His work doesn't seem to get the attention I feel it should, but those of us who have been lucky enough to discover it are ... Read full review

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User Review  - kibosa - LibraryThing

This was a quick enjoyable read. I kept thinking of a 40's black and white detective movie while reading - the characters, dialogue and plot. Very little in suspense as the plot unfolded. Both my daughter and I read it and could figure out who was who. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter one
1
Chapter two
8
Chapter three
22
Chapter four
30
Chapter five
42
Chapter six
50
Chapter seven
56
Chapter eight
69
Chapter nine
73
Chapter ten
80
Chapter eleven
90
Chapter twelve
99
Chapter thirteen
105
Chapter fourteen
112
Chapter fifteen
122
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Marilyn Helmer was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, moved to New Brunswick, then to Quebec, then to Ireland, then back to Canada, all before she was five years old. Perhaps that is why she loves to travel, both in North America and abroad. Marilyn's main passion though is writing for children. Marilyn's stories, poems and articles have appeared in children's magazines and anthologies in Canada and the United States. Her published books include picture books, chapter books, novels, riddle books and retold fairy tales.

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