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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Murray, a loner who communes with the dead in the town cemetery, hears the voice of a murdered cheerleader and tries to convince the adults that he knows what happened to her. But who beleives him? He's  a loser. Can he even beleive in himself? Also comes Pearl, the daughter of the cemetery caretaker, who befriends Murray and tries to enter his world. Together they may prove the astonishing possibility that Nikki is closer than anyone thinks.

Review:

"A page-turning mystery with plenty of likely characters to point to as the killer." Children's Literature

Review:

"Although the premise is interesting, the writing is not sophisticated enough to handle the subject matter. The language would be suitable for young middle schoolers if only it was not talking about rape, drug addiction, alcoholism, and murder." VOYA

Review:

"This will be an easy sell to mystery readers, and will have lots of appeal to those familiar with that genre only through television or movies." School Library Journal

Review:

"Though the story ends in an unusual and slightly awkward fashion, the realistic complexities explored are ripe for discussion." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Dead Connection is a smart, funny, very clever page turner; unique and fun to read. As much as I wanted the mystery solved, I didn't want it to end. You're going to like this book." Chris Crutcher

Synopsis:

He talks to the dead. The dead talk to him.

Synopsis:

Is Murray psychic? He talks to the dead and comforts them in their lonely graves, even as they provide solace for him—they are his best friends. When he hears a new voice in the cemetery, hes sure its Nikki, the cheerleader who has been missing for months. But who will believe him? Hes a loser. Can he even believe in himself?

     Along comes Pearl, daughter of the cemetery caretaker, who befriends Murray and tries to enter his world. Together they may prove the astonishing possibility that Nikki is closer than anyone thinks.

Synopsis:

Murray, a loner who communes with the dead in the town cemetery, hears the voice of a murdered cheerleader and tries to convince the adults that he knows what happened to her. But who beleives him? He's  a loser. Can he even beleive in himself? Also comes Pearl, the daughter of the cemetery caretaker, who befriends Murray and tries to enter his world. Together they may prove the astonishing possibility that Nikki is closer than anyone thinks.
 
"Dead Connection is a smart, funny, very clever page turner; unique and fun to read. As much as I wanted the mystery solved, I didn't want it to end. You're going to like this book." --Chris Crutcher

About the Author

Charlie Price is an executive coach and consultant, an avid reader, a pretty fair free-throw shooter, and a hopelessly addicted fly fisherman. He lives in Redding, California, with his family. This is his first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596431140
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Subject:
Murder
Author:
Price, Charlie
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Spirits
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Ghost stories
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20060502
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5.87 x 0.665 in
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

Related Subjects

Young Adult » General

Dead Connection
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Product details 240 pages Roaring Brook Press - English 9781596431140 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A page-turning mystery with plenty of likely characters to point to as the killer."
"Review" by , "Although the premise is interesting, the writing is not sophisticated enough to handle the subject matter. The language would be suitable for young middle schoolers if only it was not talking about rape, drug addiction, alcoholism, and murder."
"Review" by , "This will be an easy sell to mystery readers, and will have lots of appeal to those familiar with that genre only through television or movies."
"Review" by , "Though the story ends in an unusual and slightly awkward fashion, the realistic complexities explored are ripe for discussion."
"Review" by , "Dead Connection is a smart, funny, very clever page turner; unique and fun to read. As much as I wanted the mystery solved, I didn't want it to end. You're going to like this book."
"Synopsis" by ,
He talks to the dead. The dead talk to him.
"Synopsis" by ,
Is Murray psychic? He talks to the dead and comforts them in their lonely graves, even as they provide solace for him—they are his best friends. When he hears a new voice in the cemetery, hes sure its Nikki, the cheerleader who has been missing for months. But who will believe him? Hes a loser. Can he even believe in himself?

     Along comes Pearl, daughter of the cemetery caretaker, who befriends Murray and tries to enter his world. Together they may prove the astonishing possibility that Nikki is closer than anyone thinks.

"Synopsis" by ,
Murray, a loner who communes with the dead in the town cemetery, hears the voice of a murdered cheerleader and tries to convince the adults that he knows what happened to her. But who beleives him? He's  a loser. Can he even beleive in himself? Also comes Pearl, the daughter of the cemetery caretaker, who befriends Murray and tries to enter his world. Together they may prove the astonishing possibility that Nikki is closer than anyone thinks.
 
"Dead Connection is a smart, funny, very clever page turner; unique and fun to read. As much as I wanted the mystery solved, I didn't want it to end. You're going to like this book." --Chris Crutcher
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