Author: Joan Lowery Nixon

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Book:The Name of the Game Was Murder

The Name of the Game Was Murder

Joan Lowery Nixon

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.

Book:The Other Side of Dark

The Other Side of Dark

Joan Lowery Nixon

Stacy wakes up in a room that’s not hers, in a  body she doesn’t recognize, to discover she’s been  in a coma for four years. Her mother is  dead—murdered—and Stacy, recovering from a gunshot wound, is  the only eyewitness to her mother’s  murder.

She can recall only a shadowy face, so far. But  the killer is not about to let her reveal his  identity…

Book:The Séance

The Séance

Joan Lowery Nixon

Lauren is reluctant to participate in the séance, and she feels the first foreboding of evil shortly after the room is darkened. When the lights come back on, her fear turns to shock: Sara Martin is missing, even though all the doors and windows are locked from the inside….

Book:The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore

The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore

Joan Lowery Nixon

Stepping out of her car in the driveway,  Christina sees a figure in a mask. Too late to fight. She  is grabbed and drugged. When she wakes up she is  on a narrow cot in a chilly  basement.

Her kidnappers are holding her for ransom. But  will her family pay? Christina soon discovers they  are convinced that she is an accomplice in her own  kidnapping! Christina is on her own to prove her  innocence. But what if she can’t?

Book:Murdered, My Sweet

Murdered, My Sweet

Joan Lowery Nixon

Jenny Jakes and her mother, a famous mystery writer, travel to San Antonio to see their cousin, Arnold Harmony, who’s made his fortune in the chocolate business. Harmony, an eccentric millionaire, wants his will read publicly before he dies; since everyone wants a piece of the pie, this announcement causes quite a stir. When Harmony’s son is murdered just before the reading, Jenny’s mother decides to spring into action as a real-life detective. But Jenny’s mother doesn’t have a clue about solving a real crime, so it’s up to Jenny to use her wits, not only to save her mother’s reputation, but also to keep herself from being killed.

Book:Spirit Seeker

Spirit Seeker

Joan Lowery Nixon

Holly Campbell’s life has suddenly become a newspaper headline nightmare. The parents of her friend Cody Garnett have just been found in their home, brutally murdered, and Cody is the main suspect. Holly’s father is the police detective in charge of the investigation, and even he thinks the evidence points right at Cody.

Holly knows it’s up to her to prove what she believes is the truth: Cody is innocent. Against her father’s wishes, secretly crossing the barrier of police tape and television reporters that surrounds the Garnetts’ house, she begins her own investigation. Computer files, an odd neighbor, and a mysterious psychic—each might have the evidence Holly needs to help Cody. Or they could all be red herrings that will waste Holly’s precious time.

A teenager seeking justice and her interactions with the spirit world make this spine-tingling new novel from the only four-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award a surefire winner for mystery fans.



Joan Lowery Nixon

Soon after she and her mother come to the small Texas town of Kluney and experience a series of menacing events, Katie begins to suspect there is something sinister going on involving a secret gang of high school students and a company illegally storing toxic waste.

Book:The Weekend Was Murder!

The Weekend Was Murder!

Joan Lowery Nixon

Mary Elizabeth can’t wait for the weekend to begin at the Ridley Hotel, where a famous mystery writer and a troupe of actors are coming to enact a murder mystery for 150 amateur sleuths.

Mary Elizabeth’s role is to discover “the body” in Room 1927, which is supposed to be haunted. But nothing prepares her for the real body that she finds in Room 1927….

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