Joan Lowery Nixon

Joan Lowery Nixon


Born
in The United States
February 03, 1927

Died
June 28, 2003

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Author of more than one hundred books, Joan Lowery Nixon is the only writer to have won four Edgar Allan Poe Awards for Juvenile Mysteries (and been nominated several other times) from the Mystery Writers of America. Creating contemporary teenage characters who have both a personal problem and a mystery to solve, Nixon captured the attention of legions of teenage readers since the publication of her first YA novel more than twenty years ago. In addition to mystery/suspense novels, she wrote nonfiction and fiction for children and middle graders, as well as several short stories. Nixon was the first person to write novels for teens about the orphan trains of the nineteenth century. She followed those with historical novels about Ellis Island ...more

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Whispers from the Dead

3.89 avg rating — 956 ratings — published 1989 — 16 editions
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The Haunting

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The House on Hackman's Hill

3.94 avg rating — 804 ratings — published 1986 — 6 editions
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Nightmare

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“Life is not easy. We all have problems-even tragedies-to deal with, and luck has nothing to do with it. Bad luck is only the superstitious excuse for those who don't have the wit to deal with the problems of life. ”
Joan Lowery Nixon, In The Face of Danger

“There's more to getting to where you're going then just knowing there's a road.”
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“Don't matter if you believe in them or not. If they're there, they're there,' Mrs. Phipps said.”
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