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He's come to do a job.

A job that involves a body.

A body wrapped in duct tape found hanging from the goal posts at the end of the football field.

You Killed Wesley Payne is a truly original update of classic pulp-noir filled with dark humor. Hard-boiled seventeen year-old Dalton Rev transfers to the mean hallways of Salt River High to take on the toughest case of his life. The question isn't whether Dalton's going to get paid. He always gets paid. Or whether he's gonna get the girl. He always (sometimes) gets the girl. The real question is whether Dalton Rev can outwit crooked cops and power-hungry cliques in time to solve the mystery of "The Body" before it solves him.

Sean Beaudoin (Going Nowhere Faster, Fade to Blue) evokes the distinctive voices of legendary crime/noir authors Dashiell Hammett and Jim Thompson with a little bit of Mean Girls and Heathers thrown in for good measure. It'll tease you, please you, and never ever leave you. Actually, that's not true. It's only a book. One that's going to suck you in, spit you out, and make you shake hands with the devil. Probably.

About the Author

Sean Beaudoin is the author of Going Nowhere Faster which was nominated as one of YALSA's "Best Books for Young Adults," and Fade to Blue, which was called "Infinite Jest for teens" by Booklist. His short stories and articles have appeared in numerous publications. Sean's website is

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Beaudoin, Sean
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Beaudoin, Sean
Children s-Adventure Stories
Action & Adventure
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8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.74 lb
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