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Murder Fit for a King

by Larry McCloskey

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mysteries & detective stories, paranormal
list price: $11.99
also available: eBook
published: 2007
publisher: Dundurn Press
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
9 to 12
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
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Dani and Caitlin, two 12-year-old Ottawa girls, have a talent for meeting ghosts. Fresh from their adventures with the spirit of fabled Canadian painter Tom Thomson, the girls find themselves in Quebec, across the river from the capital city of Canada, touring the Kingsmere estate of longdead prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. While there the friends run into someone famous for seeing ghosts himself the old prime minister, or at least his phantom!

King, affectionately known as Rex, presents the sleuthing duo with a series of problems. It seems developers are keen on despoiling the dead prime minister’s estate, not to mention another city park dear to Caitlin’s heart. Thrown into the mix are a couple of murders, a former prime minister’s place in history, and maybe even a federal crime. Dani and Caitlin are on the job, and the politicians on Parliament Hill better watch out!

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Contributor notes

Larry McCloskey is the author of two previous children's mysteries: Murder at Summerhouse and Tom Thomson's Last Paddle. When not running competitively, he is employed as director of Carleton University's Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. The father of three daughters, he lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

The tale has it all - a fantastic plot, interesting characters, humour and a good message.

— Carleton Now

... a tale that will keep young readers glued until the last page.

— The Ottawa Citizen
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Larry McCloskey

Larry McCloskey is the author of the young adult mystery Murder at Summerhouse, Tom Thomson's Last Paddle, and Murder Fit for a King. The father of three daughters, he lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

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