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The Resource Blacklands, Belinda Bauer

Blacklands, Belinda Bauer

Label
Blacklands
Title
Blacklands
Statement of responsibility
Belinda Bauer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eighteen years ago, Billy Peters disappeared, and everyone in town believed he was murdered by serial killer Arnold Avery who admitted to killing six other children and burying them on the same desolate moor that surrounded Billy's village. But Billy's mother is convinced he's still alive, and her twelve-year-old grandson, Steven is determined to heal the cracks that gape between his nan, his mother, his brother and himself by bringing the family closure even if it means personally finding his uncle's corpse himself
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
LC call number
PR6102.A796
LC item number
B57 2010
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Boys
  • Missing persons
  • Exmoor (England)
  • Murder
  • Serial murderers
  • Mystery fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Blacklands, Belinda Bauer
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
221 p.
Isbn
9781439149447
Lccn
2009008548
System control number
(OCoLC)310397909
Label
Blacklands, Belinda Bauer
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
221 p.
Isbn
9781439149447
Lccn
2009008548
System control number
(OCoLC)310397909

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