Man Overboard!

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Pub Date 13 Mar 2012 | Archive Date 01 Sep 2012

Description

During World War II, a German agent landed in Canada from a U-boat. Curtis Parkinson has used this true historical event to tell a fast-paced, exciting story. Sixteen-year-old Scott and his friend Adam find summer jobs as deckhands on the Rapids Prince, a ship that plies the waters between the town of Prescott, on the St. Lawrence River, and Montreal. Scott overhears convincing information that a German agent is actually on board the boat. He has a good reason for not telling anybody, but his silence eventually leads him into more trouble than he can imagine, including a possible murder and a kidnapping. It is up to the boys to expose the agent in order to save the Rapids Prince and the innocent passengers on board. Curtis Parkinson has written an impossible-to-put-down novel that combines history with high adventure.

During World War II, a German agent landed in Canada from a U-boat. Curtis Parkinson has used this true historical event to tell a fast-paced, exciting story. Sixteen-year-old Scott and his friend...


Advance Praise

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PRAISE FOR DEATH IN KINGSPORT

“Kingsport will appeal to mystery fans who don’t relish a steady stream of gore and violence.” – School Library Journal

“Death in Kingsport does everything a good mystery should with no unnecessary distractions. It’s a solidly written novel that should not be overlooked. (And a very good choice for boys in particular.)” – Bookslut

“It’s full of oddities young boys and girls love….The characters are well drawn and cover a surprising range of social strata….A Clean and tight writer, Parkinson deftly sets the scene and place in history, develops the characters and moves the plot without wasting words, without cliché, without unnecessary drama…. Death in Kingsport makes you feel young all over again. The kids will love it, too.” – The Chronicle Herald


PRAISE FOR THE CASTLE ON DEADMAN'S ISLAND

“While allusions are made to the trio’s previous adventure, Castle is certainly friendly to new readers. Our heroes’ bonds of friendship provide a firm support for the reader to hold onto even as the author steers them again and again into danger and uncertainty. Though the novel is set during the Second World War, Parkinson does not overburden the reader with history, providing just enough detail to let the period take on its own life as the narrative careers forward to its exciting climax on the St. Lawrence River.” – Quill & Quire

“…Hardy Boys-style sequel to Death in Kingsport…. teen sleuths Neil, Graham and wholesomely libidinous sidekick Crescent repeatedly risk their lives to investigate a mysterious disappearance…” – Kirkus Reviews

“This is a compelling read … the action keeps jumping, the characters are interesting and likeable (or nasty), and the solution is not too obvious, but still makes sense. …The mystery elements unfold gradually and will keep young mystery lovers turning the pages.” – Books of Note 2010, Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee

ALSO BY CURTIS PARKINSON:


PRAISE FOR DEATH IN KINGSPORT

“Kingsport will appeal to mystery fans who don’t relish a steady stream of gore and violence.” – School Library Journal

“Death in Kingsport...


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