» » Blood on His Hands

ePub Blood on His Hands download

by Willo Davis Roberts

ePub Blood on His Hands download
Willo Davis Roberts
Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books (July 6, 2004)
Literature & Fiction
ePub file:
1620 kb
Fb2 file:
1957 kb
Other formats:
mbr txt lit lrf

Her first novel, Murder at Grand Bay, was published in 1955. The View from the Cherry Tree was originally meant to be an adult novel, but was then sold as a children's book; it was published in 1975 and started her career as a children's mystery writer

Blood on His Hands book. Willo Davis Roberts was an American writer chiefly known for her mystery novels for children and young adults.

Blood on His Hands book. She won Edgar Allan Poe awards in 1989, 1995, and 1997 for best juvenile and best young adult mysteries.

Blood on His Hands is a gripping, taut novel about one boy's journey to manhood.

And it's her storytelling finesse and eye for creating dramatic tension that will most likely distract readers from the novel's tepidly safe characterizations and often-predictable plot that lacks the kind of unique twists readers would normally expect from a mystery veteran.

Katie Welker is used to being alone. From critically acclaimed author Willo Davis Roberts comes an Edgar Award–winning classic mystery about a twelve-year-old girl on the run with her family. She would rather read a book than deal with other people. Other people don't have silver eyes. Pack up and leave? Tonight?

Blood on His Hands, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2004. Murder at Grand Bay, Arcadia House, 1955.

Blood on His Hands, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2004. The Girl Who Wasn't There, Arcadia House, 1957. Murder Is So Easy, Vega Books, 1961. The Suspected Four, Vega Books, 1962. Nurse Kay's Conquest, Ace Books (New York, NY), 1966.

About the Author: Willo Davis Roberts wrote many books for adults and children during her long and illustrious .

About the Author: Willo Davis Roberts wrote many books for adults and children during her long and illustrious career. The One Left Behind would have been her hundredth book for children. Bibliographic Details. Title: Blood on His Hands Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: 2005 Binding: Mass Market Paperback Book Condition: Good.

The Complete Willo Davis Roberts Book List. FictionDB is committed to providing the best possible fiction reference information. If you have any issues with the site, please don't hesitate to contact us. Coming Soon, New Releases.

While on the run from the cops, young Marc goes in search of his father for refuge, but after so many miles with only his dog Rat to keep him company, Marc decides to give up his crazy life and come to terms with what he has done in the hopes of starting his life anew.
  • Marc's family never recovers after his sister dies of leukemia. When his parents divorce and his dad leaves him with his deeply depressed mother, Marc's anger explodes in ways that would never have happened a year before. He suddenly loses touch with his father, and before he knows it, he's being sent to a disciplinary camp for at-risk teenagers.

    On a mandatory work outing, two deaths occur. Of the three who went out that morning only Marc is left. Afraid he'll be blamed, he runs away. He's convinced that no one will believe what happened except his dad who is somewhere in Washington, two states away. Without food, water or money, Marc heads up the highway towards Seattle, dodging the highway patrol and hoping no one else will recognize him and turn him in. While he runs, he turns the past two years over in his mind, unsure of how his loving family fell apart, and wondering how he managed to end up in a life threatening predicament.

    Blood on His Hands is a great read. Roberts smoothly engages the reader in a simple but fast paced plot. When she died in November, 2004, she left a dynamic legacy of suspenseful mysteries for fans of all ages.

  • Marc Solie is running for his life. He thinks he has killed a security guard at the horrible, abusive detention camp he's been sentenced to. Now he and his dog are wandering through the bleak California wilderness, not sure where they are or even where they can go to find safety.

    As Marc walks and hitchhikes north, he thinks back to how he got sent to Camp Heritage in the first place. Through flashbacks, readers learn about Marc's little sister's death from leukemia, his parents' difficult grieving process, and his own, sometimes violent, attempts to get his parents to notice him again. Readers also learn more about the horrific circumstances that led Marc to attack the camp guard and flee for his life.

    This storytelling style, gradually revealing details of Marc's past, should be suspenseful, and at times it is. However, the teasing repetition of past events, often stopping just short of telling critical details, can cause frustration. Nevertheless, Marc's story, especially his discouraging attempts to manage his own grief after his sister's death, is compelling and sympathetic.

    Although this is not one of the more successful efforts from Edgar Award-winning novelist Willo Davis Roberts, it will still keep readers engaged and rooting for Marc to find safety and forgiveness.

    --- Reviewed by Norah Piehl