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“In every story I write I give a great deal of thought to the main character, because the story is his, or hers. The direction of the story is determined by the main character’s ambitions and reactions. The main character is the one to whom the readers will relate.”—Joan Lowery Nixon

Joan Lowery Nixon is the only four-time winner of the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award and a two-time winner of the California Young Reader Medal.


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Whether it’s engrossing historical dramas, chilling mysteries, suspense-filled page-turners, or adventure stories, kids, teachers, and librarians love the books of Joan Lowery... Read More


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A Candidate for Murder
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes A Candidate For Murder from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon.
 
        A suspense novel set in the world of politics. With her father running for governor of Texas, Cary is... Read More
 





Caught in the Act
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
Paperback

As the saga of the Kelly children continues, Mike Kelly is adopted by a German immigrant farm family living in Missouri. Although they are kind to him, they are mainly interested in having cheap labor. Read More
 





Caught in the Act
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

As the saga of the Kelly children continues, Mike Kelly is adopted by a German immigrant farm family living in Missouri. Although they are kind to him, they are mainly interested in having cheap labor. Read More
 





Circle of Love
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

The Civil War has officially ended and Frances Mary Kelly's true love, Johnny, is back from the war. But to Frances's dismay, Johnny is hesitant to marry her. Attempting to ease her aching heart, Frances accepts an offer to go to New York City and escort a group of orphans out... Read More
 





A Dangerous Promise
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

It's 1861, and although Mike Kelly is far younger than the legal age of 16, he and his best friend Todd secretly join up with the Second Kansas Infantry and become army drummer boys. Mike's dreams of glory end when he's wounded at the bloody Battle of Wilson's Creek and must... Read More
 





The Dark and Deadly Pool
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes The Dark and Deadly Pool from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon.
 
        Liz enjoys her summer pool job at the glamorous Ridley Hotel. Until the dark and lonely night when... Read More
 





Don't Scream
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Don’t Scream from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon.
 
        When two new guys start at Jess’s high school, she thinks the year is really looking up. What she can’t know... Read More
 





Ellis Island: Three Novels
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

Moving and inspiring stories of the immigrant experience are offered up in this eOmni edition comprised of three novels from Joan Lowery Nixon’s historical fiction series, Ellis Island. Each story features a unique teenage girl’s perspective—one from Russia, one from Ireland, and one from Sweden.

In Land of Hope, Russian immigrant...

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A Family Apart
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
Paperback

FOR LOVERS OF HISTORICAL ADVENTURE, A FAMILY APART IS THE MIDDLE-GRADE ANSWER TO CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE'S NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ORPHAN TRAIN.
 
Imagine being taken from your home. Imagine your mother is the one who lets it happen.
 
This is the fate that befalls the Kelly children. It’s 1856, and their widowed mother has... Read More
 





A Family Apart
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

FOR LOVERS OF HISTORICAL ADVENTURE, A FAMILY APART IS THE MIDDLE-GRADE ANSWER TO CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE'S NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ORPHAN TRAIN.
 
Imagine being taken from your home. Imagine your mother is the one who lets it happen.
 
This is the fate that befalls the Kelly children. It’s 1856, and their widowed mother has...

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Ghost Town
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Ghost Town: Seven Ghostly Stories from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon.
 
        In the old towns of the Wild West, there’s more to hear than the paint peeling from the... Read More
 





The Haunting
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
Paperback

For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes The Haunting from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon.
 
        The walls whisper. The ceilings shriek. No one can survive a night of terror inside Graymoss. The old plantation house has... Read More
 





The Haunting
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes The Haunting from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon.
 
        The walls whisper. The ceilings shriek. No one can survive a night of terror inside Graymoss. The old plantation house has... Read More
 





In The Face of Danger
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
Paperback

Shy Megan Kelly cannot forget the day a gypsy read her palm announcing to all that she would bring trouble to those around her. Afterward, trouble does follow her, until she takes the necessary steps to free herself from the burdens of fear, loneliness, and superstition Read More
 





In The Face of Danger
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

Shy Megan Kelly cannot forget the day a gypsy read her palm announcing to all that she would bring trouble to those around her. Afterward, trouble does follow her, until she takes the necessary steps to free herself from the burdens of fear, loneliness, and superstition Read More
 





Keeping Secrets
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

It's the autumn of 1863, and as the Civil War rages, a stranger named Violet seeks refuge with the Kelly family. Peg Kelly, 11, is thrilled—Violet treats her like an adult, not a child. Violet is fleeing Confederate raiders and has information that may save the Union. But she can't deliver... Read More
 





Land of Dreams
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

Swedish immigrant Kristin Swensen lives on a farm in Minnesota. She hoped for a new life in America, but she realizes that her parents are clinging as closely as possible to the life they knew in Sweden. Kristin can’t accept coming all this way only to re-create what she left behind... Read More
 





Land of Hope
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
Paperback

Russian immigrant Rebekah Levinsky hopes desperately that her dream will come true in America. On the difficult ocean journey to the "land of opportunity" she meets two other girls--Kristin Swensen from Sweden and Rose Carney from Ireland. The three quickly become friends as they share their visions of the future and... Read More
 





Land of Hope
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

The family of Rebekah Levinsky emigrates from Russia and settles in New York City, hoping their dreams will come true. But instead of finding streets paved with gold, they find they must work seven days a week in a sweatshop simply to survive. Will Rebekah conquer the odds and find happiness?... Read More
 





Land of Promise
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

Irish immigrant Rose Carney has a difficult life in Chicago. She’s working to help pay for her mother’s and sisters’ passages, dealing with her father’s drinking problem, and worrying about her brothers’ involvement in questionable activities. Rose becomes committed to a campaign to clean up Chicago and fight for world peace... Read More
 





Laugh Till You Cry
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Laugh Till You Cry from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon.
 
        Thirteen-year-old Cody doesn’t like Texas. He and his mom were only supposed to spend the summer there, helping out... Read More
 





Lucy's Wish
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

Ten-year-old Lucy Griggs's mother has just died, leaving Lucy orphaned and living on the streets of 1866 New York City. Then Lucy hears about the Children's Aid Society, a group that sends orphans out West to new homes. Lucy knows she'll never replace her mum, but maybe now she'll find a... Read More
 





The Making of a Writer
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

        Joan Lowery Nixon is the acclaimed author of more than a hundred books for young readers. Over the years, many of her readers have written to her to ask how they, too, can become published writers someday. From her first publication at age ten to her graduation... Read More
 





Murdered, My Sweet
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Murdered, My Sweet from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon.
 
        Jenny Jakes and her mother, a famous mystery writer, travel to San Antonio to see their cousin, Arnold Harmony, who’s... Read More
 





The Name of the Game Was Murder
Written by Joan Lowery Nixon
eBook

Novelist Augustus Trevor has written a manuscript that reveals the darkest secrets of his guests. Whoever can solve Trevor's clues can have his story removed from the book. But when Trevor is bludgeoned to death, the survivors (along with the reader) are challenged to find both the manuscript and the murderer... Read More
 

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