Book Title: Dead Man's Hand (The Caden Chronicles)
Author: Eddie Jones
Related BooksIn an authentic old west ghost town where the dead don't stay dead, Nick Caden uncovers the body of Jesse James ... and other deadly secrets!Awards for the Caden Chronicles series
Winner of the Selah award for Young Adult Fiction
INSPY Award nominee
Moonbeam Children's Book Award nominee
It's all just for show...right? Nothing more than Hollywood theatrics? "This is an authentic old west ghost town," the sheriff tells Nick. "Around these parts the dead don't stay dead."
But Nick Caden's vacation becomes a living nightmare when this this "living" ghost town in Deadwood, South Dakota, takes a deadly turn toward trouble. Soon Nick finds himself trapped in a livery stable with the infamous outlaw Jesse James. The shooter whirls, aims and... vanishes. Great theatrics, Nick thinks, except now he's alone in the hayloft with the bullet-riddled body of . And by the time the sheriff arrives ... the bloody body of Billy the Kid disappears.
Soon Nick is caught in a deadly chase---from an abandoned gold mine, through forbidden buffalo hunting grounds, and across Rattlesnake Gulch. Around every turn he finds another suspect. Will Nick solve the murder before his family leaves Deadwood, S.D.? Or will the town's desperate need for tourist and income bury the haunting truth -- that something evil lives in this Old West Ghost Town?
In this new supernatural, middle-grade mystery, award-winning author Eddie Jones takes readers to the Wild, Wild, West. Readers Are Leaders - Buy a Boy a Book!
Praise for Dead Man's Hand
This is teen fiction that's not just for teens. I for one can't wait for the next book in the series. For adventure, suspense and just plain laugh-out-loud fun, you can't do better than Dead Man's Hand. ~ Ann Tatlock, two-time Christy award winner
Dead Man's Hand is an exciting ghost-story with lots of surprises. A great read for kids who love a good mystery. I highly recommend it!" Levi Holmes, son of best-selling author and two-time Christy Award nominee, Gina Holmes ~ Dry as Rain & Crossing
Dead Man's Hand was a perfect mixture of suspenseful and spooky. I loved all the detective stuff. It taught me how to find a murderer! ~ Abby Dellosso, daughter of Mike Dellosso, author of Frantic and Rearview
With a plot that lassos you in, Dead Man's Hand is a fantastical read! ~ Laura Tatlock, 15-year-old daughter of Christy award winning author of Promises to Keep
I am reading this book aloud to my seventh grade english class and they absolutely love it. It is really intriguing and gets the childrens attention. (And mine) It is so hard not to read ahead because I am so engrossed in the book too! ~ Goodreads