The Other Side of Dark

By Joan Lowery Nixon
(Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780385739818, 185pp.)

Publication Date: January 11, 2011

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Stacy wakes up in a hospital room, in a body she doesn't recognize. Her mother is dead--murdered--and Stacy is recovering from a gunshot wound. She is the only eyewitness to the crime, but she has only a shadowy memory of the killer's face. Will Stacy be able to regain a clear memory of that fateful day before the killer reaches her?

The Other Side of Dark is one of Joan Lowery Nixon's most intriguing, suspenseful, and dramatic mysteries.




About the Author
Joan Lowery Nixon (1927-2003) was a renowned author of children's literature, best known for series like the Orphan Train Adventures and Casebusters. Born in Los Angeles, she began dictating poems to her mother before she could read. At the University of Southern California, Nixon majored in journalism, but took a job teaching the first grade upon graduating. In 1949, she and her husband moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, and in 1964 she published her first novel, "The Mystery of Hurricane Castle." Nixon became a fan of mystery fiction when she was a child, and many of her most popular series incorporate elements of sleuthing. She won four Edgar Awards for best young adult mysteries, including prizes for her novels "The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore" (1979) and "The Name of the Game Was Murder "(1993). In addition to writing more than 140 young adult novels, Nixon also co-wrote several geology texts with her scientist husband.
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