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Dead Connectionby Charlie Price
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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
Murray is a loner who talks to the dead and comforts them in their lonely graves. After Nikki, a murdered cheerleader, asks for help, Murray and Pearl, the daughter of the cemetery caretaker, try to prove that Nikki is closer than anyone thinks.
He talks to the dead. The dead talk to him.
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.
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. His book Lizard People was inspired by his years of working with kids in at-risk schools, and mental institutions and psychiatric hospitals. His next book, Hotel Oblivion, will be published by Roaring Brook in Fall 2008. He lives in Redding, California, with his family.
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