Two Mysteries

The Other Side of Dark & the Name of the Game Was Murder

By Joan Lowery Nixon; Mary Higgins Clark (Introduction by)
(Laurel Leaf Library, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553494532, 384pp.)

Publication Date: May 10, 2005

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Two of Joan Lowery Nixon's Edgar Award winners in one volume
"The Other Side of Dark:
"Stacy wakes up in a room that's not hers, in a body she doesn t recognize, to discover she's been in a coma for four years. Her mother is dead murdered and Stacy, recovering from a gunshot wound, is the only eyewitness. But the killer is not about to let her reveal his identity. . . .
A top-rate thriller. . . . Nixon has written another compelling page-turner.
"The Name of the Game Was Murder:
"Samantha is shocked when she meets her great-uncle, the famous novelist Augustus Trevor. He's a mean-spirited man who has just invited blackmailed a group of celebrities to come to his island mansion and participate in a game. But when Augustus is found murdered, it's up to Samantha to join the game and win.
An entertaining read. . . . The clues and the way Sam, with lots of serendipity, puzzles through them are clever indeed. "Kirkus Reviews.

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.

#1 "New York Times" bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark has written thirty-two suspense novels; three collections of short stories; an historical novel, "Mount Vernon Love Story;" and a memoir, "Kitchen Privileges" and two children's books", The Magical Christmas Horse "and" Ghost Ship. "She is the coauthor with Carol Higgins Clark of five suspense novels: "Dashing Through the Snow, Deck the Halls, He Sees You When You're Sleeping, The Christmas Thief, "and "Santa Cruise". More than 100 million copies of her books are in print in the United States alone, and her books are worldwide bestsellers.
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