Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls (Hardcover)
This fictional re-creation of a crime that happened in Mary Downing Hahn's Maryland hometown in 1955—the murder of two teenage girls—is at once a mystery and a coming-of-age story. Told from several perspectives, including that of the murderer, this latest work from the award-winning and best-selling author is sure to captivate readers.
About the Author
Mary Downing Hahn, a former children’s librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories, including Deep and Dark and Dangerous and The Old Willis Place. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her two cats, Oscar and Rufus.
Praise for Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls…
A Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2012 "An engrossing exploration of how a murder affects a community."--Kirkus, starred review"This is a thinking-teen's mystery."--Bulletin "Hahn emphasizes the universality of growing up and facing death."--Horn Book "This wrenching novel offers an aggregate portrait of the effects of loss and grief, including both the strengthening and dissolution of relationships."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "This creepy tale slowly and craftily builds tension . . . It has the added feature of offering a unique snapshot of life in the 1950's."--School Library Journal "The veracity of this tragedy raises the stakes for readers who are already fans of Hahn's supernatural fiction, and the coming-of-age component of Nora's shattered naïveté is all the more searing."--Bulletin