Spirit Seeker

Spirit Seeker

by Joan Lowery Nixon

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Overview

For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Spirit Seeker from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon.
 
        Holly Campbell’s life has suddenly become a newspaper-headline nightmare. The parents of her friend Cody Garnett have just been found in their home, brutally murdered, and Cody is the main suspect. Holly’s father is the police detective in charge of the investigation, and even he thinks the evidence points right at Cody.
         Holly knows it’s up to her to prove what she believes it the truth: Cody is innocent. Against her father’s wishes, secretly crossing the barrier of police tape and television reporters that surrounds the Garnetts’ house, she begins her own investigation. Computer files, an odd neighbor, and a mysterious psychic—each might have the evidence Holly needs to help Cody. Or they could all be red herrings that will waste Holly’s precious time.
         A teenager seeking justice and her interactions with the spirit world make this spine-tingling new novel from the only four-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award a surefire winner for mystery fans.
 
“Tightly plotted.” –School Library Journal
 
“Enriched with family troubles, guilty secrets, and a whiff of the supernatural, this page-turner will please.” –Kirkus Reviews
 
“Readers will enjoy.” –Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440226857
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/28/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

Joan Lowery Nixon was the author of more than 130 books for young readers and was the only four-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Best Young Adult Mystery Award. She received the award for The Kidnapping of Christina LattimoreThe SéanceThe Name of the Game Was Murder, and The Other Side of the Dark, which also won the California Young Reader Medal. Her historical fiction included the award-winning series The Orphan Train Adventures, Orphan Train Children, and Colonial Williamsburg: Young Americans.

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Spirit Seeker 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The two main characters in the book Spirit Seeker are Holly and Cody. Imaging if you where accuse of committing a crime that you didn¿t do. Well, this book is about a kid name Cody who is accused of killing his mother. When he is accused everyone thinks he is guilty except Holly her best friend. Holly father is a detective who is trying to figure out if Cody is innocent but no matter what he does it still point to Cody. Holly sees that this investigation is going no where so she decides that she must take matter into her own hand. She is going to do this for Cody because she is the only one that believes in Cody. In her mind Cody is innocent and she thinks he is not capable of killing. The story takes place in Holly House. The story starts out at midnight when Holly is coming down the stair case and sees her father. The story fulfills its purpose because the author left me hanging and I wanted to keep on reading this book. I specifically like when Holly finds out kill Cody Mother. I couldn¿t believe it was someone from her family and it was Cody uncle. I like this book because it¿s the best book I ever read. Another reason why I like this book is because it¿s a mystery and a horror book all in one. This book is one of the best that I would actually recommend people to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was great but i only read 3chapters but i coundn't sleep because i wanted to keep on readen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was one of the books the had me liking books nd like reading even though this book was thick it was GREAT.. one of the best books i ever read.. i thought cody was gonna kill her but it turned out to be his own family member. which kinda scared me when i had reading that page that said it was the family member.LOL
Guest More than 1 year ago
Image you had just lost your parents and you¿ve been accused of killing them well that has happened in the book Spirit Seeker written by Joan Lowery Nixon, this book is great if you like mysteries and a little bit of science fiction. The book has two main characters, Holly and Cody. Holly is a sixteen-year-old girl who¿s been close friends with Cody since middle school. Then something horrible happens Cody¿s parents have been killed and Cody is the only suspect. Now every one but Holly thinks Cody killed his parents for the money. Holly¿s dad is a Police Detective assigned to the case of Cody¿s parent¿s death. Holly¿s father looked over every clue and talked to every suspect but every thing leads back to Cody. Now Holly¿s trying to find any clues to prove Cody¿s innocent. This book¿s setting is in many places but mostly at Cody and Holly¿s house. I think this is a great book for ages 10 and up because it has a great storyline. Will Holly find the killer? Will it be Cody? Nobody knows! By: kristen
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was suspensful and exciting.The author kept you thinking of who killed Cody's parents.Holly had to make her father and the other cops think Cody was not a suspect of the murder.It was great how the author, once in a while left you on a hook at the end of the chapter making you want to keep reading.I think the characters in this book fit their parts perfectly and made the book even better.I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a suspensful, exciting story with a bit of horror!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book was awesome! It involved some spots that were ok, but the rest was great! Cody and his friend are trying to prove that Cody is innocent about his parents murder. Later on his friend meets a lady that will help Cody a whole lot but the lady is a little crazy so they don't know what will happen!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great. I had read one of Nixon's books before and didnt like it but this book made me want to read more! I read this book so fast, i just couldnt put it down! A Must Read! Also a perfect mixture of murder and mystery
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book kept me wondreing and wondering.Holly (the character)had to prove cody didn'y do it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I completely LOVED this book. i could not believe the ending!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book , 'Spirit Seeker,' is a great book. The story is about a teenage girl, Holly, who tries to convince her policeman, father that her boyfriend, Cody, is innocent from killing his parents. Cody has a hard time dealing with the loss of his parents and counts on Holly to prove him innocent. Holly's quest gets annoying, and sometimes boring, but overall, this is a pretty good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK KEPT ME GUESSING UNTIL THE END! IT ALSO MADE ME :) WHEN I GOT TO THE GOOD PARTS WHICH IS REALLY THE WHOLE BOOK. IT ALSO MADE ME :( WHEN I FINISHED IT BECAUSE I HAD READ IT ALL BECAUSE I WISH IT WOULD NEVER END! THIS IS THE ONLY BOOK IN THE SERIES EXCEPT FOR SHADOWMAKER WHICH WAS REALLY GOOD TO, SO IF THERE IS ANY OTHER BOOK IN THE SERIES TELL ME BECAUSE I WANT TO READ IT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was about hollys friend cody is acused with murdering his parents but his uncle frank killed them instead
Guest More than 1 year ago
This mystery book keeps you reading untill the end....but the end might suprise you. In my school this book is always checked out. This is a must read. I LOVE IT. Easy to read and comprehend. Nixon did an excellent job at Spirit Seeker.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A book great for mystery lovers! Once you start reading it you'll never put it down! B
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so cool a must read
Guest More than 1 year ago
Spirit Seeker was an excellent spooky mystery novel. It is about Cody Garnetts parents were both murdered the same night that Cody was supposedly going to his lake house. Nobody knows who the murderer is for sure, but everyone thinks that it is Cody, for all the clues point right at him. Holly Campbell, Cody's girlfriend does not think that Cody killed his parents. Can she prove he's innocent? Read 'Spirit Seeker' to find out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. Very well written and full of surprises. It has wonderful suspense and it isn't one that you can figure out after reading the first page. All throughout the book are great twists and turns guaranteed to keep you reading until the end. If you like mystery and suspense this is a book for you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is clearly one of Mrs. Nixon's very best the whole plot makes you jumpy and undecided. The suspense does not end till the very last page is read. This would be a great investmest for a 13-16 year old girl. As of all Mrs. Nixon's writings are...they never stop amazing me!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first Nixion book I read.It was suspensful, I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!! This was the book that got me hooked.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book that I have read so far, and I have read a lot of books! It kept me on the edge of my seat and I read it in 3 days!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is one of the best books I have read.It is fun to read and I could read it over and over again. It is fun,and romantic to read.I think Joun is one of my favorite authors.