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Lyga, Barry.
Boston : Little, Brown, 2012

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Jasper Dent is not a serial killer. He knows how to charm and manipulate people. He knows how to kill people. He knows how to cut up their bodies. He knows how to clean up a crime scene.  Jasper Dent is not a serial killer. But he could be. Thatís because his father killed over a hundred people, and his father spent years teaching Jasper everything he knows. Jasperís father is in prison now, but Jasper will always be known as the son of a killer. When a womanís body is found in a field in Jasperís town, the police start looking for her killer. But only Jasper suspects that this is no ordinary killer. He believes that she will be the first of many victims. Jasper starts his own investigation, and tells the sheriff about his suspicions. But the sheriff doesnít believe him. Jasper wants to find the killer for two very important reasons. The first reason is that he spent enough time with his father to think like a killer, so heís uniquely qualified to help the police. The second reason is that serial killers are very uncommon, and the odds of two serial killers attacking people in the same small town are about a billion to one. Which means that as soon as the public realize whatís going on in their town, their number one suspect is going to be Jasper. (     (South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2015,   Prepared by: Samantha Ihm, Andrew Jackson High School,

SUBJECTS:      Teenagers -- Fiction.
                        Serial murderers -- Fiction.
                        Murder -- Fiction.
                        Conduct of life -- Fiction.
                        Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.
                        Mystery fiction.

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