Author: Eddie Jones

Category: Teen & Young Adult

Regular price: $2.99

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Deal starts: January 12, 2021

Deal ends: January 12, 2021


In Deadwood, Nick Caden discovers the body of Billy the Kid. Is there a "ghost" killer running loose in this old west ghost town?It's all for show...right? Nothing more than Hollywood theatrics? "This is an authentic old west ghost town," the sheriff tells Nick. "Around these parts the dead don't stay dead."But Nick Caden's vacation becomes a nightmare when this "living" ghost town takes a deadly turn toward trouble. Soon Nick finds himself trapped in a stable with the infamous outlaw Jesse James. The shooter whirls, aims and... vanishes. Great theatrics, Nick thinks. Only then does he discover the body of a real dead cowboy.Soon Nick is caught in a deadly chase---from an abandoned gold mine, through forbidden buffalo hunting grounds, and across Rattlesnake Gulch. Around every turn he finds another suspect. Will Nick solve the murder before his family leaves Deadwood? Or will the town's desperate need for tourists' income bury the haunting truth that something "ghost-like" lives in Deadwood?In this middle-grade murder mystery series, award-winning author Eddie Jones takes readers on a Wild, Wild, West ride.? Want to help teen sleuth Nick Caden solve an Old West Ghost Town murder in Deadwood? ? Complete the Dead Man’s Hand: Official Criminal Inquiry: Write a Book Report - Catch a Crook to see if you have the makings of a homicide detective. With this easy-to-follow "homicide detective" worksheet, you can fill in the answers to the questions while you read. When finished, your book report should be thorough enough to convict a killer! Check out the book report questions on this page under the "From the Author" section.Awards for the Monster Mysteries series:Winner of the Selah award for tween / teen mysteriesINSPY Award nomineeMoonbeam Children's Book Award nominee Praise for the Monster Mysteries series"This series has the same longevity and wholesome quality as "The Hardy Boys" and "Nancy Drew" but the author writes for today's youth." ~ Amazon review"I enjoyed reading this fun, suspense adventure. Great book for middle school. Teen boys and girls will enjoy it, too!" ~ Amazon review"I would think it would be for ages nine and up. A good Christian book for boys." ~ Amazon review"I was guessing until the end of the book. I did not know who it was. Even adults will enjoy this book." ~ Amazon reviewWritten for the General Market (G): Contains no; sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language. While this murder mystery series discusses things like ghosts, vampires, and zombies, it does so without showing blood and gore. This middle grade detective series is perfect for readers in grades, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Boys who do not like to read say they enjoy the series. Girls do, too! Each book has some romance, but it's innocent and clean. The girls who help Nick solve the cases are independent, smart, brave, and often see things Nick overlooks, making the series a popular selection in some "books for girls new release" categories. The Monster Series is appropriate for mature fifth grade readers. Other parents may choose sixth or seventh grade, since Nick IS solving a murder. Parents will appreciate the positive moral values of right and wrong, good conquering evil, and how the stories avoid profanity and sexual situations.