Imatge de l'autor

Joan Lowery Nixon (1927–2003)

Autor/a de A Family Apart

137+ obres 9,957 Membres 168 Ressenyes 6 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Joan Lowery Nixon

A Family Apart (1987) 732 exemplars
Caught in the Act (1988) 369 exemplars
The Other Side of Dark (1986) 367 exemplars
The House on Hackman's Hill (1985) 358 exemplars
If You Were a Writer (1988) 325 exemplars
A Place to Belong (1989) 305 exemplars
In The Face of Danger (1988) 293 exemplars
The Seance (1980) 287 exemplars
Search for the Shadowman (1996) 274 exemplars
A Deadly Game of Magic (1983) 246 exemplars
A Dangerous Promise (1994) 237 exemplars
The Haunting (1998) 235 exemplars
The Name of the Game Was Murder (1993) 211 exemplars
Whispers from the Dead (1989) 190 exemplars
Murdered, My Sweet (1996) 188 exemplars
The Weekend Was Murder (1992) 184 exemplars
The Dark and Deadly Pool (1987) 161 exemplars
Playing for Keeps (2001) 159 exemplars
The Stalker (1985) 147 exemplars
Nightmare (2003) 147 exemplars
Land of Hope (Ellis Island) (1992) 144 exemplars
Keeping Secrets (1900) 143 exemplars
Spirit Seeker (1995) 137 exemplars
Shadowmaker (1994) 132 exemplars
Secret, Silent Screams (1988) 127 exemplars
The Ghosts of Now (1984) 117 exemplars
Circle of Love (1997) 117 exemplars
A Candidate for Murder (1992) 114 exemplars
Nobody's There (2000) 110 exemplars
Don't Scream (1996) 106 exemplars
Haunted Island (1987) 102 exemplars
Who Are You? (1999) 92 exemplars
Land of Dreams (Ellis Island) (1994) 92 exemplars
The Specter (1982) 84 exemplars
A Deadly Promise (1992) 77 exemplars
The Boy Who Could Find Anything (1978) 74 exemplars
The Island of Dangerous Dreams (1800) 74 exemplars
The Trap (2002) 55 exemplars
Before You Were Born (1800) 42 exemplars
Casey & the Great Idea (1980) 35 exemplars
Maggie Too (1985) 33 exemplars
The Making of a Writer (2002) 31 exemplars
Laugh Till You Cry (2004) 31 exemplars
High Trial to Danger (1991) 29 exemplars
You Bet Your Britches, Claude (1989) 27 exemplars
Mystery of the Secret Stowaway (1968) 25 exemplars
The Gift (1983) 22 exemplars
If You Say So, Claude (1980) 19 exemplars
Mystery of Hurricane Castle (1964) 18 exemplars
The Butterfly Tree (1979) 17 exemplars
That's the Spirit, Claude (1834) 17 exemplars
Overnight Sensation (1990) 16 exemplars
Bigfoot Makes a Movie (1979) 15 exemplars
When I Am Eight (1994) 13 exemplars
Star Baby (1989) 13 exemplars
And Maggie Makes Three (1986) 13 exemplars
The Son Who Came Home Again (1977) 13 exemplars
Gloria Chipmunk, Star! (1980) 12 exemplars
Mystery of the Grinning Idol (1965) 11 exemplars
Magnolia's Mixed Up Magic (1983) 10 exemplars
Will You Give Me a Dream? (1994) 9 exemplars
Maggie Forevermore (1987) 9 exemplars
The Thanksgiving Mystery (1980) 8 exemplars
The Christmas Eve mystery (1981) 8 exemplars
Fear Stalks Grizzly Hill (1996) 7 exemplars
Watch Out for Dinosaurs (1991) 7 exemplars
When God listens (1978) 7 exemplars
Bait for a burglar (1997) 7 exemplars
When God speaks (1978) 6 exemplars
The Secret Box Mystery (1974) 6 exemplars
Kidnapped on Astarr (1981) 5 exemplars
Mysterious Queen of Magic (1981) 5 exemplars
Mystery of the Hidden Cockatoo (1966) 5 exemplars
Delbert, The Plainclothes Detective (1971) — Autor — 5 exemplars
The Valentine's Day Affair (1981) 3 exemplars
Mystery of the Haunted Woods (1967) 2 exemplars
Orphan Train Children — Autor — 1 exemplars
The alligator under the bed (1974) 1 exemplars
Ellis Island: Three Novels (2013) 1 exemplars
The Grandmother's Book (1979) 1 exemplars
Days of Fear (Skinny Book) (1983) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Night Terrors: Stories of Shadow and Substance (1996) — Col·laborador — 101 exemplars
Short Circuits (1992) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
Don't Give Up the Ghost: A Book of Ghost Stories (1993) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
Great Writers and Kids Write Mystery Stories (1996) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Land under the sea (1985)algunes edicions2 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Los Angeles, California, USA
Lloc de defunció
Houston, Texas, USA
Llocs de residència
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)
Biografia breu
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 a Name that Book (juny 2022)
YA Historical Romance - Western a Name that Book (setembre 2016)
(M95'12) The Seance, Joan Lowery Nixon a World Reading Circle (gener 2013)
childrens to young adult; mystery a Name that Book (abril 2012)


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 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 22, 2023 |



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