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York, Carol Beach
New York : Holiday House, 1989.
IL 3-6
Katie Allen has a crush on her Freshman English teacher, Mr. Herron. She'll do anything to be close to him. She even takes a job at Mr. Herron's house helping with the housework two afternoons a week. As she helps Mrs. Herron with the dusting and polishing, she's always hopeful that she'll catch a glimpse of Mr. Herron in his study. Things change when Mrs. Herron's cousin comes for a visit. Marty is so strange. Even Mrs. Herron doesn't want him to stay. Why has Marty shown up after all these years? What is his connection with the old lady who lives across the street from Katie? Spend a dark November with Katie as she learns Marty's secret.
SUBJECTS:     Mystery and detective stories


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