Imatge de l'autor

Lois Duncan (1934–2016)

Autor/a de I Know What You Did Last Summer

67+ obres 11,940 Membres 277 Ressenyes 20 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Lois Duncan was born on April 28, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the age of 13, her first story was published in the magazine Calling All Girls. As a senior in high school, she won Seventeen magazine's annual short-story contest. She continued to write for magazines after getting married mostra'n més and having children. She entered her young adult manuscript Debutante Hill in Dodd, Mead and Company's Seventeenth Summer Literary Contest and earned the grand prize, which was $1000 and a book contract. That first title was published in 1958. She published several young adult novels at that time including Love Song for Joyce and A Promise for Joyce, both under the pseudonym Lois Kerry. After her first marriage ended in divorce, she wrote freelance magazine articles and taught in the journalism department at the University of New Mexico. After she married for the second time, she started writing books again. Her young adult novels included Ransom, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Killing Mr. Griffin, Night Terrors, Stranger with My Face, Don't Look Behind You, and The Twisted Window. She also wrote works for younger readers including Silly Mother, The Circus Comes Home: When the Greatest Show on Earth Rose the Rails, Hotel for Dogs, News for Dogs, and Movie for Dogs. Her best-known non-fiction book, Who Killed My Daughter?: The True Story of a Mother's Search for Her Daughter's Murderer, is about her family's experiences following the murder of her youngest daughter in 1989. Her works have earned her several awards including three Parents' Choice awards, the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1992, and the 2015 Grand Master Award by the Mystery Writers of America. She died on June 15, 2016 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Lois Duncan

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1973) 1,326 exemplars
Killing Mr. Griffin (1978) 1,150 exemplars
Stranger with My Face (1981) 886 exemplars
Down a Dark Hall (1974) 833 exemplars
A Gift of Magic (1971) 756 exemplars
Locked in Time (1985) 697 exemplars
Don't Look Behind You (1989) 687 exemplars
Summer of Fear (1977) 647 exemplars
Five Were Missing (1966) 563 exemplars
The Third Eye (1984) 541 exemplars
Daughters of Eve (1979) 539 exemplars
Gallows Hill (1997) 518 exemplars
Hotel For Dogs (1971) 454 exemplars
The Twisted Window (1987) 373 exemplars
They Never Came Home (1969) 309 exemplars
News For Dogs (2009) 306 exemplars
Who Killed My Daughter? (1992) 288 exemplars
The Magic Of Spider Woman (1996) 134 exemplars
Movie For Dogs (2010) 110 exemplars
Night Terrors: Stories of Shadow and Substance (1996) — Editor — 101 exemplars
I Know What You Did Last Summer [1997 film] (1997) — Autor — 72 exemplars
I Walk at Night (2000) 71 exemplars
On The Edge: Stories At The Brink (2000) — Editor — 60 exemplars
The Birthday Moon (1989) 58 exemplars
Trapped!: Cages of Mind and Body (1938) — Editor; Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
Songs from Dreamland (1989) 31 exemplars
Debutante Hill (1958) 29 exemplars
When the Bough Breaks (1973) 22 exemplars
Written in the Stars (2014) 19 exemplars
Chapters: My Growth As a Writer (1982) 18 exemplars
The Longest Hair in the World (1999) 18 exemplars
Horses of Dreamland (1985) 18 exemplars
Song of the Circus (2002) 16 exemplars
Psychic Connections (1995) 16 exemplars
The Circus Comes Home (1993) 12 exemplars
The middle sister (1960) 11 exemplars
Peggy (1970) 10 exemplars
Major Andre: Brave Enemy (1969) 7 exemplars
Giving Away Suzanne (1963) 7 exemplars
Season of the Two-Heart (1964) 5 exemplars
Down a Dark Hall [2018 Film] — Writer — 4 exemplars
So cosa hai fatto (2021) 3 exemplars
Silly mother (1962) 3 exemplars
Seasons of the Heart (2007) 3 exemplars
Borte for alltid (1999) 2 exemplars
The Littlest One in the Family (1960) 2 exemplars
Jornal Para Cães 1 exemplars
Ne te retourne pas (1989) 1 exemplars
Kutyaszálló 1 exemplars

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Short, economical and a good suspenseful read although, having just re-read this, I'm not sure if I guessed so early on, when I first read this many years ago, the major twist about the villain. This time the suspense element for me was when the protagonist was going to work it out. Duncan does drop the clues in fairly unobtrusively and a younger reader probably would not spot them too early on.

The characterisation of the villain might not go down too well with Wiccans as it's based on the stereotyped view of witchcraft/witches; I think the author could've just as easily had it that the villain was doing her ill deeds with mundane methods such as poison although the 'big reveal' scene does pivot on the villain's own belief about whether or not witches from the Ozarks appear in photographs. Anyway, it's quite a good read for a teen or pre-teen audience, although allowances need to be made for the 1970s setting, mainly the fact that photographs have to be developed chemically as this is long before digital technology.… (més)
kitsune_reader | Hi ha 17 ressenyes més | Nov 23, 2023 |
Overall this was a good book. I feel like there could have been more balanced progression. It just went really slow at the begining thrn the end was over quick. Overall i would reccomend.
AshleyPelletier | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Oct 29, 2023 |
4.25/5. 8.5/10. I read this back in the day when I was teaching middle school, and I decided to reread it. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed Lois Duncan's books. 17-yr.-old Sarah poses as a fortuneteller at her new school's Halloween fair and soon discovers that she actually is able to see the future in a crystal ball given to her by her mother. The other students brand her a witch, and it's 1600s Salem all over again.

Tragically, Duncan's youngest daughter was murdered in Albuquerque, NM, prompting her to write WHO KILLED MY DAUGHTER? The killer was indicted in 2022, but sadly, Duncan had passed away in 2016, never knowing who killed her daughter. The only horror story she wrote after her daughter's death was this one, GALLOWS HILL.… (més)
crabbyabbe | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Oct 16, 2023 |
I don’t know what it is about Lois Duncan books that I enjoy so much. They’re not great works of fiction, but they are easy to read with just enough mystery and intrigue to keep you interested. This one has a few twists and turns that aren’t all that difficult to figure out beforehand. There is also the usual abrupt ending but I thought it worked well with this story.
LynnMPK | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Jun 30, 2023 |



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