Name of the Game Was Murder, The by Joan Lowery Nixon

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Novelist Augustus Trevor has written a manuscript that reveals the darkest secrets of his guests. Whoever can solve Trevor's clues can have his story removed from the book. But when Trevor is bludgeoned to death, the survivors (along with the reader) are challenged to find both the manuscript and the murderer.
 

About Joan Lowery Nixon

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Joan Lowery Nixon is the author of over 130 books for young readers and has been called "the grande dame of young adult mysteries."From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published September 25, 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 192 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A curmudgeonly author's luxurious, well-staffed island home- -fortuitously cut off by a storm that lasts long enough for teenage narrator Samantha to make her deductions and confront the murderer before the police can get there--is the setting for this classic tale of houseguests who all have mot...

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When his high-profile guests (a senator, a former football star, a fashion designer, a movie star and a romance novelist) assemble, Trevor announces his nasty (and rather far-fetched) weekend plans: all will participate in a treasure hunt to locate the unpublished manuscript of the crabby wordsmi...

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