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Joan Lowery Nixon (1927–2003)

Autor(a) de A Family Apart

141+ Works 10,269 Membros 168 Reviews 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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Obras de Joan Lowery Nixon

A Family Apart (1987) 756 cópias
Caught in the Act (1988) 382 cópias
The Other Side of Dark (1986) 371 cópias
The House on Hackman's Hill (1985) 369 cópias
If You Were a Writer (1988) 338 cópias
A Place to Belong (1989) 322 cópias
In The Face of Danger (1988) 304 cópias
The Seance (1980) 292 cópias
Search for the Shadowman (1996) 283 cópias
A Deadly Game of Magic (1983) 253 cópias
A Dangerous Promise (1994) 248 cópias
The Haunting (1998) 241 cópias
Murdered, My Sweet (1996) 192 cópias
The Weekend Was Murder (1992) 189 cópias
Whispers from the Dead (1989) 189 cópias
The Dark and Deadly Pool (1987) 167 cópias
Playing for Keeps (2001) 165 cópias
The Stalker (1985) 150 cópias
Land of Hope (Ellis Island) (1992) 149 cópias
Nightmare (2003) 148 cópias
Keeping Secrets (1900) 146 cópias
Spirit Seeker (1995) 140 cópias
Shadowmaker (1994) 135 cópias
Secret, Silent Screams (1988) 130 cópias
Circle of Love (1997) 123 cópias
The Ghosts of Now (1984) 122 cópias
A Candidate for Murder (1992) 116 cópias
Don't Scream (1996) 112 cópias
Nobody's There (2000) 112 cópias
Haunted Island (1987) 104 cópias
Who Are You? (1999) 94 cópias
The Specter (1982) 86 cópias
A Deadly Promise (1992) 81 cópias
The Trap (2002) 55 cópias
Before You Were Born (1800) 44 cópias
Casey & the Great Idea (1980) 36 cópias
Maggie Too (1985) 34 cópias
The Making of a Writer (2002) 33 cópias
High Trial to Danger (1991) 31 cópias
Laugh Till You Cry (2004) 29 cópias
The Gift (1983) 23 cópias
The Butterfly Tree (1979) 21 cópias
If You Say So, Claude (1980) 21 cópias
Mystery of Hurricane Castle (1964) 19 cópias
That's the Spirit, Claude (1834) 19 cópias
Bigfoot Makes a Movie (1979) 16 cópias
Overnight Sensation (1990) 16 cópias
And Maggie Makes Three (1986) 14 cópias
The Son Who Came Home Again (1977) 13 cópias
When I Am Eight (1994) 13 cópias
Gloria Chipmunk, Star! (1980) 13 cópias
Star Baby (1989) 13 cópias
Mystery of the Grinning Idol (1965) 11 cópias
The Thanksgiving Mystery (1980) 10 cópias
Maggie Forevermore (1987) 9 cópias
Magnolia's Mixed Up Magic (1983) 9 cópias
Will You Give Me a Dream? (1994) 9 cópias
The Christmas Eve mystery (1981) 9 cópias
Bait for a burglar (1997) 8 cópias
Watch Out for Dinosaurs (1991) 8 cópias
Fear Stalks Grizzly Hill (1996) 7 cópias
The Secret Box Mystery (1974) 7 cópias
When God listens (1978) 7 cópias
When God speaks (1978) 6 cópias
Mysterious Queen of Magic (1981) 6 cópias
Kidnapped on Astarr (1981) 5 cópias
Delbert, The Plainclothes Detective (1971) — Autor — 5 cópias
The Valentine's Day Affair (1981) 3 cópias
The alligator under the bed (1974) 2 cópias
Stimmen aus dem Jenseits 1 exemplar(es)
Schreie nicht 1 exemplar(es)
Cary in Lebensgefahr 1 exemplar(es)
The Grandmother's Book (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
Stumme Schreie 1 exemplar(es)
Ellis Island: Three Novels (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Orphan Train Children — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Days of Fear (Skinny Book) (1983) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Night Terrors: Stories of Shadow and Substance (1996) — Contribuinte — 104 cópias
Short Circuits (1992) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Don't Give Up the Ghost: A Book of Ghost Stories (1993) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Great Writers and Kids Write Mystery Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Land under the sea (1985)algumas edições2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Los Angeles, California, USA
Local de falecimento
Houston, Texas, USA
Locais de residência
Los Angeles, California, USA
Houston, Texas, USA
University of Southern California
Hollywood high school
children's book author
mystery writer
The Authors Guild
Society of Children's Book Writers
International Board on Books for Young People (Friends)
Pequena biografia
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.



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)
childrens to young adult; mystery em Name that Book (Abril 2012)


BooksInMirror | outras 3 resenhas | 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.
Gmomaj | outras 3 resenhas | Jun 7, 2023 |
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.
mtngrl85 | Jan 22, 2023 |



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