The Dead Man in Indian Creek-9780547248806

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, a former children's librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her cat, Oscar. Visit her online at


"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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