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Children's Fiction Mysteries & Detective Stories

Shivers and Shakes

by (author) David A. Poulsen

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Mar 2009
Mysteries & Detective Stories
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2009
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It was the brochure that got them into it. When Salt and Pepper's school play is chosen to be performed at an international festival in Scotland, the dynamic duo immediately start looking for ways to occupy their free time. For once, Salt is convinced that nothing can go wrong. And nothing does?until they see the brochure. During a tour of an underground part of the city that is centuries old, Salt is approached by two ghosts?an old man and a little girl. Their plea” Find and help Stephen Beecombe.
But who and where is Stephen Beecombe” And what kind of help does he need” Finding the answers to those questions takes Salt, Pepper, and Salt's endlessly annoying little brother Hal on a journey to a ghostly meeting where everyone is Stephen Beecombe, into a tunnel populated by werewolves, and to a face-to-face confrontation with the very dangerous “man with wooden teeth.” It's all part of Salt and Pepper's wildest chronicle yet!

About the author

David A. Poulsen has been a broadcaster, teacher, professional cowboy, football coach, stage and film actor and—most of all—writer. His writing career began in earnest when his story The Welcomin’ won the 1984 Alberta Culture Short Story Competition. Now the author of 27 books, many for middle readers and young adults, David spends 60 to 80 days a year in classrooms and libraries across Canada (and beyond) as a visiting author/presenter. The UBC Creative Writing alumnus and former Writer in Residence at the Saskatoon Public Library recently made his inaugural foray into the world of adult crime fiction with Serpents Rising, the best-selling first book in the Cullen and Cobb Mystery series. There are now four titles in the series and the fourth—None So Deadly—hit bookstores in the spring of 2019. The Man Called Teacher, coming in 2019, is his first adult western. David lives on a small ranch in Alberta’s foothills where he and his wife Barb raise and train running-bred quarter horses for barrel racing competitions.

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