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THE ANGEL OF DEATH by Alane Ferguson


by Alane Ferguson

Age Range: 14 & up

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-670-06055-0
Publisher: Sleuth/Viking

Her rare talent for examining corpses and an aching secret separates 17-year-old Cameryn from her friends and family in this mystery by Edgar Award–winning author Ferguson. Cameryn’s father is the town coroner. Her eye for detail and ability to quell her feelings as she examines dead bodies lead her to a paid coroner’s assistant position, even though she’s still in high school. When a favorite teacher is found dead in horrible and mystifying circumstances, Cameryn struggles to remain emotionally detached from the case. Meanwhile, she apprehensively awaits a visit from her long-absent mother and begins a romance with the most desirable boy in town. As Cameryn tries to unravel the mystery she doesn’t notice that she’s walking into extreme danger. Ferguson deftly sprinkles in some casual clues that astute readers may notice as she advances the story, and the final chapter explodes with suspense. An entertaining read. (Fiction. YA)