Synopses & Reviews
Seeking shelter from a fierce Texas storm, four teens are trapped inside a strange house as unwitting players in a magician's evil games. The phone goes dead. A plaster head suddenly appears. A disembodied hand taps the mantel. Then the magic turns even more sinister, leading inevitably toward murder.
"Nixon keeps the suspense cooking on all burners . . . an original, heart-pounding thriller."--School Library Journal
Four teens find themselves in a cat-and-mouse game with a murderous magician whose identity and motivation baffle them.
About the Author
JOAN LOWERY NIXON (1927-2003) is the author of more than 130 books for young readers, and the only four-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. She lived in Texas, the setting for many of her mysteries.