The Dead Man in Indian Creek

by Mary Downing Hahn

Two boys make a grisly discovery

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547248806
  • ISBN-10: 0547248806
  • Pages: 144
  • Publication Date: 11/16/2009
  • Carton Quantity: 48

About the book

While camping near Indian Creek, Matt and his best friend, Parker, get up early to see if they can spot a blue heron. Instead, they find the body of a dead man floating in the clear water.

     Parker is sure that George Evans, the smooth-talking  local antiques dealer, must somehow be connected to the dead man. Matt isn’t so sure—but then, on Halloween night, while snooping around Evans’s antique shop, the boys make another shocking discovery that puts their own lives in danger.

     There are murderous grownups that would do anything to keep what the boys found in the shop a secret, and now they’re after Parker and Matt. Are the boys clever enough to get away? Or will they, too, end up like the dead man in Indian Creek?

About the author
Mary Downing Hahn

Mary Downing Hahn's many acclaimed novels include such beloved ghost stories as Wait Till Helen Comes, Deep and Dark and Dangerous, and Took. A former librarian, she has received more than fifty child-voted state awards for her work. She lives in Columbia, Maryland, with a cat named Nixi.


"A combination of crackling language and plenty of suspense, this fast-paced yarn is likely to appeal to even the most reluctant readers." 

Publishers Weekly


"Good, well-constructed entertainment." 

Kirkus Reviews 



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