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Young Adult Fiction Mysteries & Detective Stories

Casey Templeton Mysteries 2-Book Bundle

Hate Cell / Old Bones

by (author) Gwen Molnar

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2014
Mysteries & Detective Stories, General, Prejudice & Racism
Recommended Age
12 to 15
Recommended Grade
7 to 10
Recommended Reading age
12 to 15
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Sep 2014
    List Price

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In Hate Cell, thirteen-year-old Casey Templeton has recently moved to the southeastern Alberta town of Richford. One night Casey seeks refuge from a snowstorm in an abandoned farmhouse and stumbles upon his nearly frozen, unconscious science teacher, Mr. Deverell. Casey attempts to revive his teacher and searches the house for something to make a fire. In the attic he makes a frightening discovery — an office filled with computers, a printer, and racist posters and flyers!
Soon the RCMP and Casey’s hacker brother, Hank, get involved in the mystery, but it’s Casey who leads the investigation into a warped world where hate is marketed on the Internet and innocent people are preyed on by bigots and bullies.

In Old Bones, while helping with a real dinosaur dig at the world-famous Royal Tyrrell Museum, Casey finds a piece of dinosaur tooth. Excited, he spends all afternoon looking for the rest of the tooth, but all he ends up getting is a nasty sunburn. Lying in his hotel room that night, trying to recover, he sees and hears two men in a nearby room planning a robbery of precious artifacts from the Tyrrell.
As the summer comes to an end, Casey and his friend Mandy decide to relax and take a bicycle jaunt north of Drumheller. But on the road they accidentally meet up with the conspirators and soon find themselves in a grim situation. Casey has to use all his ingenuity and skills to escape so he can try to help thwart the planned heist. Can he do it?


  • Hate Cell
  • Old Bones

About the author

Gwen Molnar is a poet, painter, and writer of children's fiction. She is the author of three poetry collections for children, I Said to Sam, Animal Rap and Far Out Fables, and Just Because, A Collection of Light Verse and Nonsense, as well as three Sebastian first chapter books, an early chapter book, No Presents Please, the first Casey Templeton Mystery, Hate Cell, and Hazel’s Rainbow Ride, with Barbara Hartman as illustrator. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

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