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Alane Ferguson

Autor(a) de The Christopher Killer

32+ Works 3,158 Membros 119 Críticas 5 Favorited

About the Author

Alane Ferguson is an award-winning writer. Her first mystery, Show Me the Evidence, won the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Elizabeth, Colorado. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Obras por Alane Ferguson

The Christopher Killer (2006) 574 exemplares
The Angel of Death (2006) 351 exemplares
The Circle of Blood (2008) 272 exemplares
Wolf Stalker (1998) 215 exemplares
Deadly Waters (1999) 179 exemplares
The Dying Breath (2009) 173 exemplares
Cliff-Hanger (1998) 162 exemplares
Valley of Death (2002) 145 exemplares
The Hunted (2000) 127 exemplares
Ghost Horses (2000) 123 exemplares
Out of the Deep (2002) 108 exemplares
Over the Edge (2002) 106 exemplares
Rage of Fire (1999) 89 exemplares
Escape from Fear (2002) 74 exemplares
Buried Alive (2003) 72 exemplares
Running Scared (2002) 62 exemplares
The Practical Joke War (1991) 56 exemplares
Night of the Black Bear (2007) 48 exemplares
Stardust (An Avon Camelot Book) (1993) 46 exemplares
Overkill (1992) 40 exemplares
Cricket and the Crackerbox Kid (1990) 38 exemplares
Show Me the Evidence (1989) 22 exemplares
Tumbleweed Christmas (1996) 17 exemplares
Mystery Of The Vanishing Creatures (Mystery Solvers) (1997) — Autor — 17 exemplares
Poison (1994) 14 exemplares
That new pet! (1986) 13 exemplares
Secrets (1997) 7 exemplares
The Dead Giveaway 4 exemplares
Le tueur à la médaille (2008) 1 exemplar
L'ange de la mort (2012) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror (2010) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares
Night Terrors: Stories of Shadow and Substance (1996) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Ferguson, Lanie
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Cumberland, Maryland, USA
Locais de residência
Elizabeth, Colorado, USA
Cumberland, Maryland, USA
University of Utah
Skurzynski, Gloria (mother)



(Ages 8-12, grades 3-7)

This story is just so-so! I thought the story would focus more on whales, but it seemed to focus more on Bindy, the foster girl who everyone thought was literally a big fat liar. Her parents had died and she was adopted by an aunt who had a son. This son was golden-boy. He was a high school football star and very well liked. Bindy, on the other hand, was chunky, heavyset, over ate, all this the author made very clear. Golden-boy had a hidden mean streak and would beat up on Bindy.

Bindy finally got brave enough to tell her Aunt and Uncle but they didn’t believe her. It caused so much trouble in the family that they decided to throw her into the foster system where she would end up with the Landon family, who had two kids Jack and Ashley. Their mother was a scientist who studied the mysterious deaths of sea mammals. She was called to travel to Maine when suddenly there were 12 different varieties of sea mammals washed up onto the shore at Bar Harbor. Most were dead, but few were in the process of being stranded.

Where the story goes a little awry is when the kids find themselves in a dangerous adult crime situation by trying to solve the mystery themselves. There wasn’t too much written about whales, themselves, but the author does add an Afterward on true facts about whales and how sonar causes them to beach. The little bits and pieces of this story regarding whales are based on true facts.

The story just wasn’t what I thought it “could” be. Younger kids might find it interesting or boring. I’m just not even sure.
… (mais)
MissysBookshelf | Aug 27, 2023 |
The book is a YA book. You have to remember how you viewed your world when you were 16 or 17 years old and what you imagined your possibilities were. You also, as the seasoned "grown-up" you are now, how reality is, and work a little to suspend your "big people" disbelief in the role Cameryn plays here. Cameryn's father is the County coroner, and because she has displayed an interest in forensics, he allows his 17-year-old to be his forensic assistant. Now, in reality this is probably vastly unlikely, ill-advised and impossible...especially when one of her observations was one of her teachers. Somehow, I can't remember this being a career choice on Career Day when I was 17... but hey, this is fiction, so it sets the premise for the adventures of this young woman. The book had some minor flaws. It's not for the squeamish reader and it did drag a little at times making me have to go back and reread something occasionally. In the plus department...I like the ongoing tension between the main character and the young deputy as well as the sub-plot about her long-lost mother. What really made me overlook the "impossibilities" and "unlikelies" in the story was Cameryn herself. She is presented as a strong young woman, very smart and she has morals. This is well worth the reading time.… (mais)
Carol420 | 17 outras críticas | Mar 4, 2022 |
This is a really good series. The main character is a young adult trying to follow in the footsteps of her father who is a forensic investigator. She has worked as his assistant and has learned a lot which she applies to her own investigations
ftbooklover | 22 outras críticas | Oct 12, 2021 |
In The Christopher Killer, Cameryn Mahoney is hired by her father to become his assistant county coroner because of her interest in forensics and pathology. She proves herself quickly, but finds that this job may be more than she bargained for. When one of her friends is killed by a serial killer who leaves St. Christopher medals behind as his calling card, Cameryn realizes that the last thing she can do for her friend is to help find out who killed her. The suspects are many including a so-called psychic who has been tracking the case and the new county deputy who seems to have some kind of connection to Cameryn's estranged mother. Secrets upon secrets make this an interesting mystery, but it is not for the faint of heart. The forensic details presented in the story seem accurate but are also graphic. This is the first of a series of books by Alane Ferguson, and overall, is a very good middle grade mystery.… (mais)
ftbooklover | 48 outras críticas | Oct 12, 2021 |



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