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Author: Susan Patron Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Dear America Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545465144
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Angeline Reddy is the daughter of a famous lawyer, but she’s no stranger to rule-breaking. Growing up in the wild gold-mining town of Bodie, California, in the 1880s, Angeline has seen it all—saloons, brawls, dance halls, and a whole lot of desperation. But nothing’s more exciting than seeing her daddy, Patrick Reddy, in action in the courtroom. Yet when Angeline’s beau, a detective, ends up on trial, she finds herself tangled in a dangerous mystery as she attempts to help clear his name. In the pages of her diary, Angeline begins to piece together the clues—stumbling across more than one murder and plenty of people with secrets they’re fixing to keep. In a time and place where folks would rather settle up with a gunfight than a jury, Angeline must work quickly if she hopes to save her beau. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “This complex novel, featuring multidimensional characters, is related in formal Victorian prose; Patron’s style affects the tone of a comedic mystery/melodrama, well suited to the story’s theme that people often hide their true selves (both good and bad) behind disguises.” 


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 12/6/2013

    " this book was mystery, historical fiction, and fantasy, all in one book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrice | 6/7/2013

    " I liked this book, because I liked Angie's character, I am interested in 19th century gold rush boom towns and, unlike most of the books in the Dear America series, it played out like a mystery. I strongly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 4/9/2013

    " I enjoyed this historical fiction book for children. I really enjoyed the notes at the end from the author telling how the story was related to that time period and all the truth thatnit was based on. An enjoyable read :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/5/2013

    " it was a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kylie | 5/19/2012

    " It was great, a tad scary, but a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan | 12/23/2011

    " Were it not for the book's cover, historical note and dated entries, I wouldn't have thought of this as a Dear America book. It seemed a bit too much like a murder mystery, quite like True Grit. The story itself however was good and I enjoyed reading it. "

About the Author

Susan Patron specialized in Children’s Services for 35 years at the Los Angeles Public Library before retiring in 2007, the same year her novel The Higher Power of Lucky was awarded the Newbery Medal. As the library’s Juvenile Materials Collection Development Manager, she trained and mentored children’s librarians in 72 branches. Patron has served on many book award committees, including the Caldecott and Laura Ingalls Wilder Committees of the American Library Association.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.