Roaring Brook Press, 2006
He talks to the dead.
Murray spends his free time in the local cemetery, which seems really creepy on the surface. But Murray is lonely with few friends. His only true friends are the voices he talks to in the cemetery. One day he hears a new voice. He can’t figure out where it’s coming from, but he knows what its saying, “Find me. Help me.” Dead Connection, the debut novel by Charlie Price, a page-turning suspense novel that you won’t want to put down. (Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers, 2007-2008)
“They are not graveyards. I
hate it when people say that. They are cemeteries. That's where most of
my friends are. I don't spend much time with the older people. The ones
my age and the children, they almost all need someone to talk
Murray Kiefer is a loner.
His life at home is miserable. School isn’t any better.
In Dead Connection, author Charlie Price creates two very different individuals who are trying to discover the fate of a high school cheerleader who has disappeared. Both are working independently of each other. Deputy Sheriff Gates has his leads and his suspects, but Murray has the voice of Nikki Parker. Question is: “Will Gates listen to a high school boy who communicates with the dead?” Read Dead Connection, a thrilling who-did-it mystery. (Mary M. Silgals, Trident Academy, for South Carolina Young Adult Book Awards, 2008-2009)
“They are not graveyards.
I hate it when people say that. They are cemeteries. That's where most
of my friends are. I don't spend much time with the older people. The ones
my age and the children, they almost all need someone to talk to. I comfort
them the best I can. They weren't ready. They'll tell you that. They're
not jealous or mean or scary like you might think. Just really lonely.
Everybody needs a friend.”
Murder -- Fiction.
Spirits -- Fiction.
Cemeteries -- Fiction.