mystery, teen

Dead Man’s Hand

Dead Man's Hand
Author: Eddie Jones
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Genre: Teen / Mystery
ISBN: 978-0-310-72344-8
Pages: 224
Price: $7.99

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The last thing Nick Caden wants to do on his summer vacation is spend a week at a ghost town tourist spot. Actors portraying famous old western heroes and outlaws mingle with the guests, and gunfights break out when no one expects them. But Billy the Kid has been shot, and Nick knows this time it was for real. Only trouble is, the body has disappeared, and no one will believe him.

Using his skills as a member of Cybersleuths, Nick attempts to discover what happened to Billy’s body, and who might have wanted him dead. But it’s hard to conduct a thorough investigation when no one is taking him seriously. Or is it just that someone has something to hide?

Dead Man’s Hand is an enjoyable and clever murder mystery geared toward boys. Nick is your average teenager, more interested in his cell phone and computer than spending time with his family. But he’s smart and determined to solve this case, no matter what anyone else thinks. After all, maybe a man was really murdered.

Reviewer: Alice Berger