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The Resource Blacklands : a novel, Belinda Bauer

Blacklands : a novel, Belinda Bauer

Label
Blacklands : a novel
Title
Blacklands
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Belinda Bauer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twelve-year-old Steven Lamb digs holes on Exmoor, hoping to find a body. Every day after school, while his classmates swap football stickers, Steven goes digging to lay to rest the ghost of the uncle he never knew, who disappeared aged eleven and is assumed to have fallen victim to the notorious serial killer Arnold Avery. Only Steven's Nan is not convinced her son is dead. She still waits for him to come home, standing bitter guard at the front window while her family fragments around her. Steven is determined to heal the widening cracks between them before it's too late. And if that means presenting his grandmother with the bones of her murdered son, he'll do it. So the boy takes the next logical step, carefully crafting a letter to Arnold Avery in prison. And there begins a dangerous cat-and-mouse game between a desperate child and a bored serial killer.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year, 2010.
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334930
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Bauer, Belinda
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Boys
  • Missing persons
  • Exmoor (England)
  • Murder
  • Serial murderers
Target audience
adult
Label
Blacklands : a novel, Belinda Bauer
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn310397909
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
221 p.
Isbn
9781439149447
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009008548
System control number
(OCoLC)310397909
Label
Blacklands : a novel, Belinda Bauer
Publication
Control code
ocn310397909
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
221 p.
Isbn
9781439149447
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009008548
System control number
(OCoLC)310397909

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