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Young Adult Fiction Mysteries & Detective Stories

Doom Lake Holiday

by (author) Tom Henighan

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2009
Category
Mysteries & Detective Stories, General (see also headings under Social Themes), Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550028478
    Publish Date
    Jan 2009
    List Price
    $12.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770703551
    Publish Date
    Jan 2009
    List Price
    $12.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554885244
    Publish Date
    Jan 2009
    List Price
    $8.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
  • Reading age: 12 to 15

Description

A mysterious white horse, a quirky parrot, a haunted house, an ancient curse, something frightening in the attic… A summer holiday turns into a nightmare when the Mallory family rents a shabby cottage in a remote corner of Ontario’s Rideau Lakes. Seventeen-year-old Chip Mallory and his sixteen-year-old sister Lee are persuaded to go along on "one last family vacation" with their parents before they get caught up in their own lives again.

But when a great storm comes up, and the family moves to an island in the lake, all their technology can’t save them from an encounter with an ancient curse. Chip and Lee are drawn into a complex web of past and present; they struggle to make sense of these ancient mysteries, aided by a visiting anthropologist, a poor backwoods girl, and a beautiful young woman who lives on an island with her reclusive and powerful grandfather.

About the author

Tom Henighan is the author of 17 published books, including Mercury Man, shortlisted for the Red Maple Award; Viking Quest and Viking Terror, two historical novels set in medieval Canada; and more recently, Demon in My View and Doom Lake Holiday. In 2008 he was awarded the Victor Tolgesy Prize for lifetime contribution to the arts in Ottawa, where he lives.

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Editorial Reviews

Ottawa-based author Tom Henighan's latest adventure novel Doom Lake Holiday, is the perfect summer read ... A great read for kids ages 12 and up

Canadian Living

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