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Bennett, Jay
New York : Fawcett Juniper, 1988.
IL YA RL 5.5 .
ISBN 0606041060 
On January 2, Ray turned 18. On January 3, Ray's Uncle Edward took Ray to the bank, gave him $30,000 for his college education but made Ray promise to never tell anyone that he has the money or where he got it from. On January 4, Uncle Edward was found dead on the sidewalk having either jumped or was pushed from a 12th floor window. Ray keeps the secret. Even when his mother starts this conversation with him (Read some of page 6). Later he talks to Uncle Edward's girlfriend. She says Uncle Ed had a lot of gambling debts and she thinks Ed was pushed out the window for failing to pay those debts. Then a man named Albert Dawson comes to talk to Ray. He says Uncle Ed borrowed the money from him. He says right before Ed died he borrowed $30,000. The man wants to know if Uncle Ed gave money to Ray. (Read some of page 45).
(Odile Heisel., Library Media Specialist, Plains Elementary School , 225 American Legion Rd., Timberville, VA 22853)
SUBJECTS:   Mystery fiction


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