King of Murder by Betsy Byars

King of Murder

byBetsy Byars

Paperback | February 15, 2007

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Together with her best friend and reluctant sidekick, Meat, Herculeah Jones meets a famous mystery author, Mathias King, aka the Murder King. King?s novels mirror gruesome, real-life murders, particularly A Slash of Life, which is about an unsolved local stabbing. Some people believe Mathias King isn?t making up the details?could he actually be responsible for the crime? Herculeah?s sure she can find out. But Meat seems too busy with his new girlfriend to give Herculeah much of a hand. Can Herculeah solve this mystery on her own, or will Meat?s dating be this sleuth?s downfall?

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Betsy Byars began her writing career rather late in life. "In all of my school years, . . . not one single teacher ever said to me, 'Perhaps you should consider becoming a writer,'" Byars recalls. "Anyway, I didn't want to be a writer. Writing seemed boring. You sat in a room all day by yourself and typed. If I was going to be a writer...
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Title:King of MurderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.1 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:February 15, 2007Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142407593

ISBN - 13:9780142407592

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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