Dead Man’s Hand


In Deadwood, Nick Caden discovers the body of Billy the Kid. Is there a “ghost killer” running loose in this Old West ghost town? ★ 2013 Selah Award Finalist 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 “living” 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 a real dead cowboy.

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 murder before his family leaves Deadwood? Or will the town’s desperate need for tourists’ income bury the haunting truth that a “ghost killer” stalks the living in Deadwood?

In this middle-grade murder mystery series, award-winning author Eddie Jones takes readers on a Wild, Wild, West ride.

Parents can trust the Caden Chronicles series. There is no sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language, only positive moral values.

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