The Name of the Game Was Murder

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The Name of the Game Was Murder

By Joan Lowery Nixon

Laurel Leaf Library, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440219163, 192pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 1994


Novelist Augustus Trevor has written a manuscript that reveals the darkest secrets of his guests. Whoever can solve Trevor's clues can have his story removed from the book. But when Trevor is bludgeoned to death, the survivors (along with the reader) are challenged to find both the manuscript and the murderer.

About the Author
Joan Lowery Nixon was the author of more than 130 books for young readers and was the only four-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Best Young Adult Mystery Award. She received the award forThe Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore, The Seance, The Name of the Game Was Murder, andThe Other Side of the Dark, which also won the California Young Reader Medal. Her historical fiction included the award-winning series The Orphan Train Adventures, Orphan Train Children, and Colonial Williamsburg: Young Americans. From the Hardcover edition."