Dan and Larry's hiking trip ends in a missing persons search. Can Joan find her brother before it's too late?When high school buddies Larry Drayfus and Dan Cotwell take a backpacking trip into the Mogollon Mountains, nobody is concerned when they don't come home exactly on time. Dan is a natural outdoorsman, and he knows the mountains well. Larry is smart and resourceful. But soon the boys' families must accept the unthinkable, as little sign of them can be found in the hills. For Larry's sister--and Dan's girlfriend--Joan, grief soon turns to mystery when some of her brother's old acquaintances start calling with strange and threatening messages. In They Never Came Home, the truth of Larry and Dan's disappearance is far more shocking than any of their loved ones can anticipate. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
When Karen closes her eyes, the visions come. Through time and space, she sees a place where stolen children sleep. And if Karen denies a young policeman's request for help, the children may never go home again. Lois Duncan presents a ticking clock mystery with thrills at every turn.
What does it mean to be trapped -- physically, emotionally, or psychologically? Thirteen prominent young adult authors have been given free rein to interpret the term, and the results are electrifying, revealing the best and the worst of the human spirit. Apollo, Joan Bauer, Francesca Lia Block, Gary Crew, Lois Duncan, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Walter Dean Myers, Gillian Rubinstein, David Skinner, Marc Talbert, Rob Thomas, and Rita Williams-Garcia contribute original works of prose, verse, and drama. In settings fantastic, mythological, and contemporary, and with tones humorous, introspective, and thrilling, these touted authors' explorations of being trapped produce gripping results.
Tracy, a high school junior, becomes embroiled in the problems of a strange boy, who asks her assistance in snatching his half-sister from her father who has allegedly kidnapped her.
The new guy at Tracy's school is handsome, intense, and desperately needs her help--but there's something about him that isn't quite rightHigh school junior Tracy Lloyd is unsure about the new guy in school. Brad Johnson is attractive, smart, and polite, but Tracy can't help but feel he watches her too closely. Then one day Brad confides in Tracy a horrible secret: His little sister Mindy has been kidnapped by his stepfather, and he needs Tracy's help to get her back. But even as Tracy commits to a plan to help her vulnerable new friend, details emerge that suggest nothing is what it seems. The Twisted Window is a zigzagging thriller that keeps readers guessing up until the final page. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
On July 16, 1989, Lois Duncan's daughter was chased down and shot to death in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After the police abandoned all leads, Duncan refused to give up her search for the truth.In this tragic memoir and investigation, Lois Duncan searches for clues to the murder of her youngest child, eighteen-year-old Kaitlyn Arquette. Duncan begins to suspect that the official police investigation of Kaitlyn's murder is inadequate when detectives ignore her daughter's accidental connection to organized crime in Albuquerque. When Duncan loses faith in the system, she reaches out to anyone that can help, including private investigators, journalists, and even a psychic. Written to inspire other families who have lost loved ones to unsolved crimes, Who Killed My Daughter? is a powerful testament to the tenacity of a mother's love. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
After spending two years investigating Kait's death, her family got enough information to form a fragmented picture of what may have happened to her, but the jigsaw puzzle still lacks the few key pieces that could nail the identity of her killers.
Terrorized by an evil lunch-snatcher at his new school, Brian devises, with the help of a fellow comic book fan, a plan involving a new superhero called Wonder Kid.
"What makes 'Written in the Stars' striking and quite wonderful is the ease and sagacity with which Ms. Duncan writes about adolescence (at an astonishingly young authorial age) and the emotional resonance she creates with characters we will know only briefly-for such is the nature of short stories."-Wall Street JournalAn extraordinary look at the genesis of a great writer's career, Written in the Stars is a collection of Lois Duncan's earliest stories. composed from the ages of 13 through 22. From family relationships, to the joy and angst of first love, to the struggles of a young soldier returning from war with PTSD, this unique book, whose stories originally appeared in magazines such as Seventeen and American Girl, is a marvelous portrait of the depth and breadth of Duncan's youthful work. As a special bonus, Lois has followed each story with a brief essay describing her work and life at the time the story was written. Written in the Stars is a must-have addition to the library of work from this spectacular and groundbreaking young adult author.
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