Let's Kill Uncle

Let's Kill Uncle

eBook - 2011
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Bloomsbury
In an idyllic, peaceful island setting two charming children conspire to execute the perfect murder - and get away with it.


Baker & Taylor
Sent to stay with his uncle on a remote island, Barnaby Gaunt is convinced his uncle is trying to kill him to gain his ten-million-dollar inheritance, and enlists the aid of the only other child on the island, Christie, to help kill his uncle before his uncle can kill him.

Bloomsbury USA
When recently-orphaned Barnaby Gaunt is sent to stay with his uncle on a beautiful remote island off the coast of Canada, he is all set to have the perfect summer holiday. Except for one small problem: his uncle is trying to kill him.

Heir to a ten-million-dollar fortune, Barnaby tries to tell everyone and anyone that his uncle is after his inheritance, but no one will believe him. That is, until he tells the only other child on the island, Chrissie, who concludes that there is only one way to stop his demonic uncle: Barnaby will just have to kill him first. With the unexpected help of One-Ear, the aged cougar who has tormented the island for years, Chrissie and Barnaby hatch a fool-proof plan.

Playful, dark and witty, Let's Kill Uncle is a surprising tale of two ordinary children who conspire to execute an extraordinary murder - and get away with it.


Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2011
ISBN: 1608195961 (electronic bk.)
9781608195961 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK M O'GRADY
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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WVMLStaffPicks Sep 05, 2014

A whimsical, witty mystery set off the coast of Vancouver Island about two young children who set out to murder the boy's evil uncle. Written in 1963, local author O'Grady's prose is as fresh and entertaining today as the day it was first published. It reads like a Hardy Boys book for adults—a playfully sinister page-turner.

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