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Murder at Hockey Camp (the Screech Owls Series)

by Roy MacGregor

The fourth book in the Screech Owls hockey/ adventure series is somewhat short on hockey action, but it more than compensates with a fast-paced murder mystery. The Screech Owl gang is attending a summer hockey camp, but their high jinks are interrupted when they discover the murdered body of the obnoxious head coach. Things get even worse when another coach, who’s well liked, is arrested for the murder. Eventually, the Screech Owls uncover evidence that helps finger the true culprit. This mystery is entertaining, with several plausible suspects, and just enough clues to keep readers guessing. A good blend of action, humour, and mystery, this well-written book should prove very popular. The series is a good alternative for youngsters asking for yet another Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew book.