The Dark and Deadly Pool

The Dark and Deadly Pool

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by Joan Lowery Nixon
     
 

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Liz enjoys her summer pool job at the glamorous Ridley Hotel.  Until the night, a dark and lonely night, a ghasty shadow surges up from the pool.  A face — eyes wide, mouth gaping — stares at Liz.  A hand clutches at her sneaker.  Then it, whatever it is, is gone.But danger isn't.  Strange things are

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Liz enjoys her summer pool job at the glamorous Ridley Hotel.  Until the night, a dark and lonely night, a ghasty shadow surges up from the pool.  A face — eyes wide, mouth gaping — stares at Liz.  A hand clutches at her sneaker.  Then it, whatever it is, is gone.But danger isn't.  Strange things are happening at the hotel, and a shaken Liz wants to know why.  But whoever is behind the trouble will stop at nothing — even murder — to get what he wants...

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Children's Literature
Liz Rafferty works at the Ridley Hotel Health Club. As she closes the pool for the night, a shadow at the bottom of the pool rises to the surface and grabs the toe of her sneaker. She screams. The shadow disappears. Liz tries to convince herself it's only her fears, yet things do not return to normal at the Hotel Health Club. Guests are pick-pocketed, food is stolen, photo ID cards disappear and thieves steal two of the hotel's valuable antique sofas. Then, Liz discovers a foot gap in the wall that is covered by vines and used as a secret exit from the pool. But that's not all. Soon, guests start showing up dead. Mr. C.L. Jones is found inside his burned car on the road. Mr. Kamara is found floating, face down, dead in the pool, while a woman who claims to be Mr. Kamara's sister shows up to claim his locker items. Something terribly wrong is going on at the Hotel Health Club and Liz, with her friend Fran, are determined to solve the mystery. Nixon's writing is lively and engaging in her well-crafted mystery story. The novel is a page-turner, and readers will find themselves hanging on until the last page. 2003, Dell Yearling, Ages 15 to 17.
— Mindy Hardwick

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307823458
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/31/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
644,222
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
12 Years

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