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The Hayloft: a 1950s Mystery (Gary Blanchard #1)

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Within two weeks after starting his senior year of high school in the 1950s, Gary Blanchard finds himself kicked out of one school and attending another-the school where his cousin, Ralph, mysteriously died six months before. Ralph's death was labeled an accident, but when Gary talks to people about it, he gets suspicious. Did Ralph fall from the auditorium balcony, or was ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published June 2nd 2006 by Authorhouse
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Jun 11, 2011 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teens, young adults
The Hayloft was a worthwhile read, but I found that it was probably a better selection for teenagers and young adults. 17 year old Gary Blanchard's cousin has just died in a mysterious accident. Shortly after this Gary is kicked out of high school(reason unknown to reader for a large portion of book)and forced to attend high school in Carter, which also happens to be the school that his cousin attended and where he also died.

In order to attend Carter High School, Gary moves in with his Aunt and
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Sep 12, 2012 Lynn Demsky rated it it was amazing

This was really an enjoyable read, a bit of romance, a mystery about an old family heirloom that almost wipes out the whole family! Brings back some happy times for those of us from the ‘50’s! Well plotted, well written GREAT READ!!!!
Apr 09, 2015 Jack rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Engaging coming of age murder mystery set in the US in the early days of the cold war.
Joan Thompson
Jul 10, 2011 Joan Thompson rated it it was amazing
A good murder mystery by Alan Cook set in the 1950's.Worth a read.
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Alan Cook is an author of mystery/suspense novels and Young adult/Children's books. His short story, "Checkpoint Charlie," is in the anthology, MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA PRESENTS ICE COLD: TALES OF INTRIGUE FROM THE COLD WAR, edited by Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson. PICTURELAND, is a Young Adult novel that takes place in a dystopian world. DANCING WITH BULLS, his first children's book, takes ...more
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