Pitch Green

Pitch Green


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Seven years ago, as Camm Smith herded a pack of little trick-or-treaters past the decaying mansion in her hometown of Trona, California, her young neighbor Hugh disappeared, becoming the latest in a string of vanished children. Now a high school senior, Camm is still haunted by the old tragedy and is convinced the answer lies hidden in the abandoned house. Joining forces with her best friend, Cal—who happens to be Hugh’s older brother—Camm naively begins a perilous search for the truth. Events quickly spiral out of control, however, and as more people begin to die, Camm and Cal discover it will take all of their combined ingenuity to fend of the evil being lurking deep within the bowels of the mansion and federal agents determined to keep old secrets permanently hidden. The two friends must race against the clock to discover the truth about the house before they, too, disappear without a trace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988649125
Publisher: North Star Editions
Publication date: 03/16/2013
Series: Dimensions in Death Series , #1
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Andy Washburn and Berk Washburn, licensed lawyers and full-time writers, resided for years in the mountains of Colorado and deserts of southern Utah. Growing up in Trona, California, a small mining town near Death Valley, they roamed the barren wastelands of the Mojave Desert and developed a profound love for the desert. After high school, each went on separately to explore the customs and cultures of Latin America.
With expanded horizons, each returned home to raise families, finish graduate schools, start legal careers and wander in the austere wastelands of the law. Eventually, their lifelong love of storytelling brought them together to co-write a young-adult horror series, Dimensions in Death, situated in Searles Valley, California, beginning with Pitch Green (2013), then Mojave Green (2014), and Fatal Green (2016).
Simultaneously with the release of their third book, Andy passed away following a long battle with cancer, but not before The Brothers Washburn had discovered the untold wonders of the perilous wastelands of terror, which lie just beneath the surface in the realms of the imagination.

What People are Saying About This

Alice Andersen

If you love a scary story, Pitch Green is sure to satisfy. The stench of sulfur, the cold desert air, the Halloween night, and the thing watching from the bushes was the perfect setting for horror to happen . . . I would recommend Pitch Green to any fan of YA horror. - Alice Andersen, editor, Bella Online

Celese Sanders

The Brothers Washburn are masters at writing for Young Adults. Every character is believable, every description is vivid, and every moment is a surprise. The story was the perfect mix of frightening and intriguing that made it impossible to put down. - Celese Sanders, columnist, The Daily Independent & Taft Midway Driller

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Pitch Green 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Luu4 More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read! I hated putting it down to work. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. This is a book I plan on rereading inbetween books. I love it! Great buy you will have no regrets:)
Obroham More than 1 year ago
The perfect book for horror or suspense fans! This book has all the classic elements that horror stories need: mysterious circumstances, shady people, unanswered questions, creepy mansions, terrifying monsters... the list goes on and on. I had trouble putting the book down it had me so mesmerised. For parents this is a horror story and has a lot of suspense but it's a clean book. If you are reading this review then there's only one thing left for you to do BUY THIS BOOK!!!! You will not regret it.
ClaraJ More than 1 year ago
This book is good and spooky! I am currently recommending it to everyone! The names of the main characters are weird, but it adds to the story. If you are debating on whether or not to buy it, just buy it. IT is one for the bookshelf and one I want my kids and their kids to read. I hope they make it into a movie or television show one day!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pitch Green was a horrifyingly delicious book! I read it all in one sitting. I loved the main character Camm, she was smart, tough, and a great lead for a horror book. She didn't just sit there and look pretty but she was out solving mysteries. I like how the book added humor in just the right places to help ease the scare before it scared you again. I am glad I bought and read this book! It is definitely a must read for anyone who likes scary stories!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super scary and very suspenseful. I read it all in one sitting and loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not normally a horror fan and when a friend asked me to read this, I started with skepticism--and ended with a nod of approval. This book is scary and tense, not in a graphic way but rather sweet. Camm is a great role model for girls and is able to like a boy without losing her head. I think the book loses a bit of credibility when Camm doesn't try hard enough to involve the authorities but, hey, it's middle grade fiction and we're not supposed to involve adults, right? The book is well paced, chock full of wholesome scariness, and a fun read.
E-Park More than 1 year ago
In this story, young children have turned up missing without a trace for over 50 years in Trona. Cal and Camm, friends since childhood, set out to discover why. Their investigation leads them to an abandoned mansion next to the chemical plant. But there's more to the old building than its dark halls. A sinister presence inhabits the place and has set it's sights on the interloping duo as they cross into its territory. Pitch Green, a young adult suspense/horror by The Brothers Washburn (published by Jolly Fish Press) is a 277-page mystery that reminded me of the good old Hardy Boys (a childhood favorite of mine), though with a little more blood and guts. I finished the story in two days. It would have been one had I started it earlier in the day and not had chores and children to look after *smile*. The book gripped me from the first chapter and continued to hold my eager interest from page to page until the bitter end. I liked the characters because they were realistic and made their decisions with logical and intelligent thought (something I really appreciate). It was neat to see the small desert town of Trona, California, through the eyes of the characters (and thus though the eyes of the authors, as well, since they grew up there). Because of this story, I can see Trona, a location previously unknown and uninteresting to most, becoming the next “fascinating landmark to visit” on vacation routes through California to see where this creepy story took place. Pitch Green is a good read for both young adults and adults, especially for those who enjoy a great suspenseful mystery without major bad language and any sex, though "son of a b----" appears twice in the story, and there is some violence and blood as expected from any story in the horror genre. Note: In the book there are scenes with sculls, rotting flesh, blood, broken bones and torn limbs in this story, but as Pitch Green is a young adult novel, the images are tastefully reined in to give the reader a sense of the action and danger without overdoing the gruesome factor. Well done, Berk and Andy Washburn! I await their second book with bated breath. And I love the picture on the back cover. Their expressions seem to say, “We dare you to read our story in the middle of the night when you’re all alone.” *big grin*
reading-nanni More than 1 year ago
This mystery fiction is scary and exciting, well written, and over-all just a fun read.
tweetybird65 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!!!!!  It was a rich meal of description that took me to the stinking dessert town of Trona, California.  It was a great mystery and was very horrifying at times but had a great balance of humor to give your heart a break.  I think  we will be hearing more about The Brothers Washburn.
LehuaParker More than 1 year ago
Camm and Cal have a problem that’s stinkier than a sulfur lava vent, creepier than a naked rat tail, and hungrier than a shark. It’s a problem and puzzle they’ll have to solve before it strikes again and another child disappears. No pressure. Pitch Green, by Berk and Andy Washburn publishing as the Brothers Washburn, is the first in their young adult Dimensions in Death series. Set in the Mohave desert, Pitch Green introduces us to Trona, a small California town whose only claim to fame is a dry lakebed where chemicals are extracted and processed in the town’s factory and a huge deserted mansion that miraculously repairs and cleans itself. Seven years ago on Halloween night, Cal’s younger brother Hughie disappeared and Camm has never forgiven herself. Now high school seniors, Camm and Cal are in a race to discover one of Trona’s darkest secrets before it can kill again. Of course, nothing is quite what it seems in Trona. There are layers to this town that I’m sure will be revealed as the series progresses. There are delicious hints of government conspiracies, mad scientists, and cover ups. There are also guns, puzzle boxes, Hebrew script, and barf-tainted kisses. Best friends and potential romantic couple Camm and Cal are intelligent, dedicated, resourceful, and brave—not lily-livered, hide your head under the sheets characters or girl/boy stereotypes—and refreshingly, the adults aren’t buffoons either. By turns witty, funny, scary, thrilling, and chilling, it’s a horror story mystery that reminded me of a more sophisticated and modern spin on Nancy Drew or The Hardy Boys. It’s fresh, fast-paced and smart. Can’t wait for book two!