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Joan Lowery Nixon (1927–2003)

Autor(a) de A Family Apart

138+ Works 10,051 Membros 169 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

Joan Lowery Nixon was born in Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of Southern California where she received a B.A. in journalism and later an education certificate from California State. She has written over 100 mystery books for young adults. She is known for her Orphan Train mostrar mais Adventure Series and other titles including A Family Apart, The Seance and Other Side of the Dark. Her works have earned her the honor of being the only writer to win four Edgar Allen Poe awards and in addition, two Spurs from Western Writers of America. She was a past President of the Mystery Writers of America. She died from complications of pancreatic cancer on June 28, 2003, in Houston, Texas. She was 76. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por Joan Lowery Nixon

A Family Apart (1987) 741 exemplares
Caught in the Act (1988) 371 exemplares
The Other Side of Dark (1986) 369 exemplares
The House on Hackman's Hill (1985) 361 exemplares
If You Were a Writer (1988) 328 exemplares
A Place to Belong (1989) 311 exemplares
In The Face of Danger (1988) 295 exemplares
The Seance (1980) 288 exemplares
Search for the Shadowman (1996) 275 exemplares
A Deadly Game of Magic (1983) 247 exemplares
A Dangerous Promise (1994) 240 exemplares
The Haunting (1998) 238 exemplares
The Name of the Game Was Murder (1993) 214 exemplares
Murdered, My Sweet (1996) 188 exemplares
Whispers from the Dead (1989) 188 exemplares
The Weekend Was Murder (1992) 184 exemplares
The Dark and Deadly Pool (1987) 163 exemplares
Playing for Keeps (2001) 162 exemplares
Land of Hope (Ellis Island) (1992) 148 exemplares
The Stalker (1985) 148 exemplares
Nightmare (2003) 145 exemplares
Keeping Secrets (1900) 142 exemplares
Spirit Seeker (1995) 137 exemplares
Shadowmaker (1994) 132 exemplares
Secret, Silent Screams (1988) 127 exemplares
Circle of Love (1997) 119 exemplares
The Ghosts of Now (1984) 117 exemplares
A Candidate for Murder (1992) 116 exemplares
Nobody's There (2000) 111 exemplares
Don't Scream (1996) 109 exemplares
Haunted Island (1987) 104 exemplares
Land of Dreams (Ellis Island) (1994) 95 exemplares
Who Are You? (1999) 94 exemplares
The Specter (1982) 84 exemplares
A Deadly Promise (1992) 78 exemplares
The Island of Dangerous Dreams (1800) 76 exemplares
The Boy Who Could Find Anything (1978) 74 exemplares
The Trap (2002) 54 exemplares
Before You Were Born (1800) 43 exemplares
Ghost Town: Seven Ghostly Stories (2000) 38 exemplares
Casey & the Great Idea (1980) 37 exemplares
Gus & Gertie and The Lucky Charms (2001) 35 exemplares
Maggie Too (1985) 33 exemplares
The Making of a Writer (2002) 32 exemplares
You Bet Your Britches, Claude (1989) 29 exemplares
High Trial to Danger (1991) 29 exemplares
Laugh Till You Cry (2004) 29 exemplares
Mystery of the Secret Stowaway (1968) 27 exemplares
The Gift (1983) 22 exemplares
Mystery of Hurricane Castle (1964) 19 exemplares
The Butterfly Tree (1979) 19 exemplares
If You Say So, Claude (1980) 19 exemplares
That's the Spirit, Claude (1834) 18 exemplares
Overnight Sensation (1990) 16 exemplares
Bigfoot Makes a Movie (1979) 15 exemplares
And Maggie Makes Three (1986) 13 exemplares
When I Am Eight (1994) 13 exemplares
The Son Who Came Home Again (1977) 13 exemplares
Star Baby (1989) 13 exemplares
Gloria Chipmunk, Star! (1980) 12 exemplares
The Honeycutt Street Celebrities (1991) 12 exemplares
Sabotage on the Set (Casebusters) (1996) 12 exemplares
Mystery of the Grinning Idol (1965) 11 exemplares
Magnolia's Mixed Up Magic (1983) 9 exemplares
Will You Give Me a Dream? (1994) 9 exemplares
Maggie Forevermore (1987) 9 exemplares
The Thanksgiving Mystery (1980) 9 exemplares
Bait for a burglar (1997) 8 exemplares
Watch Out for Dinosaurs (1991) 8 exemplares
The Christmas Eve mystery (1981) 8 exemplares
Fear Stalks Grizzly Hill (1996) 7 exemplares
When God listens (1978) 7 exemplares
The Secret Box Mystery (1974) 7 exemplares
When God speaks (1978) 6 exemplares
Kidnapped on Astarr (1981) 5 exemplares
Mysterious Queen of Magic (1981) 5 exemplares
Delbert, The Plainclothes Detective (1971) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Mystery of the Hidden Cockatoo (1966) 5 exemplares
The Valentine's Day Affair (1981) 3 exemplares
Mystery of the Haunted Woods (1967) 2 exemplares
Orphan Train Children — Autor — 1 exemplar
The alligator under the bed (1974) 1 exemplar
Ellis Island: Three Novels (2013) 1 exemplar
The Grandmother's Book (1979) 1 exemplar
Days of Fear (Skinny Book) (1983) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Night Terrors: Stories of Shadow and Substance (1996) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
Short Circuits (1992) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Don't Give Up the Ghost: A Book of Ghost Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Great Writers and Kids Write Mystery Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Land under the sea (1985)algumas edições2 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1927-02-03
Data de falecimento
2003-06-28
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Los Angeles, California, USA
Local de falecimento
Houston, Texas, USA
Locais de residência
Los Angeles, California, USA
Houston, Texas, USA
Educação
University of Southern California
Hollywood high school
Ocupações
journalist
children's book author
mystery writer
novelist
Organizações
The Authors Guild
Society of Children's Book Writers
International Board on Books for Young People (Friends)

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Joan Lowery grew up in Hollywood, California. She attended Hollywood High and the University of Southern California, where she majored in journalism and met her future husband, Hershell Nixon. She was a writer since very early childhood, and was first published at age 10, when one of her poems appeared in a children's magazine. She sold her first article to a magazine when she was 17. After college, she became interested in writing fiction and went on to produce more 100 books. Her books for children and young adults ranged from picture books to mysteries to historical novels. Joan Lowery Nixon won awards for her writing in all genres, but was especially recognized as a mystery writer -- she was a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America.

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Found: YA Cancer survivor em Name that Book (Junho 2022)
YA Historical Romance - Western em Name that Book (Setembro 2016)
(M95'12) The Seance, Joan Lowery Nixon em World Reading Circle (Janeiro 2013)
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Críticas

 
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BooksInMirror | 3 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Kristi Evans and her parents discover from the police that a man named Douglas Merson, who has been shot, had kept a file on Kristi for her entire life. Suddenly, Kristi finds herself investigating who this man is and why he has intruded on her privacy. Joy Stuart.
 
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Gmomaj | 3 outras críticas | Jun 7, 2023 |
 
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hcs_admin | Jan 23, 2023 |
My grade three or four teacher read this to our class years ago and I remember loving it. It is a cute little story with enough suspense to keep you interested but not enough to give a kid nightmares lol. It was fun to read it again 25ish years later.
 
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mtngrl85 | 1 outra crítica | Jan 22, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
138
Also by
7
Membros
10,051
Popularidade
#2,364
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
169
ISBN
714
Línguas
8
Marcado como favorito
6

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