A body in a hay loft. . . A mystery in the Badlands . . . A shoot out on main street . . . Is there a “ghost killer” running loose in this Old West ghost town?
★ Selah Award Winner for Middle Grade Fiction ★
It’s all for show…right? Nothing more than Hollywood theatrics? “This is an authentic Old West ghost town,” the sheriff tells Nick. “Around these parts the dead don’t stay dead.”
But Nick Caden’s vacation becomes a nightmare when this Old West reenactment ghost town takes a deadly turn toward trouble. Soon Nick finds himself trapped in a stable with the infamous outlaw Jesse James. The shooter whirls, aims and… vanishes. Great theatrics, Nick thinks. Only then does he discover the body of Billy the Kid—or so it appears.
Soon Nick is caught in a deadly chase—from an abandoned gold mine, through forbidden buffalo hunting grounds, and across Rattlesnake Gulch—around every turn he finds another suspect. Will Nick solve the “ghost” murder before his family leaves Deadwood? Or will the town’s desperate attempt to attract tourists bury the haunting truth that dead don’t stay dead on ghost towns?
Recent Reader Comments
“A well-written mystery page turner that is full of unexpected twists. It is imaginative and humorous with a good ending. Very creative and witty. This would make a great gift.” – Bookworm
Parents can trust the Caden Chronicles. There is no sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language, only positive moral values and a wee little bit of humor. 🙂