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Lois Duncan was born on April 28, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the age of 13, her first story was published in the magazine Calling All Girls. As a senior in high school, she won Seventeen magazine's annual short-story contest. She continued to write for magazines after getting married and having children. She entered her young adult manuscript Debutante Hill in Dodd, Mead and Company's Seventeenth Summer Literary Contest and earned the grand prize, which was $1000 and a book contract. That first title was published in 1958. She published several young adult novels at that time including Love Song for Joyce and A Promise for Joyce, both under the pseudonym Lois Kerry. After her first marriage ended in divorce, she wrote freelance magazine articles and taught in the journalism department at the University of New Mexico. After she married for the second time, she started writing books again. Her young adult novels included Ransom, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Killing Mr. Griffin, Night Terrors, Stranger with My Face, Don't Look Behind You, and The Twisted Window. She also wrote works for younger readers including Silly Mother, The Circus Comes Home: When the Greatest Show on Earth Rose the Rails, Hotel for Dogs, News for Dogs, and Movie for Dogs. Her best-known non-fiction book, Who Killed My Daughter?: The True Story of a Mother's Search for Her Daughter's Murderer, is about her family's experiences following the murder of her youngest daughter in 1989. Her works have earned her several awards including three Parents' Choice awards, the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1992, and the 2015 Grand Master Award by the Mystery Writers of America. She died on June 15, 2016 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography)
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I Know What You Did Last Summer 1,196 copies, 39 reviews
Killing Mr. Griffin 1,071 copies, 37 reviews
Stranger with My Face 837 copies, 21 reviews
Down a Dark Hall 765 copies, 15 reviews
A Gift of Magic 725 copies, 8 reviews
Locked in Time 658 copies, 15 reviews
Don't Look Behind You 651 copies, 14 reviews
Summer of Fear 615 copies, 15 reviews
Ransom 536 copies, 9 reviews
The Third Eye 517 copies, 5 reviews
Daughters of Eve 514 copies, 15 reviews
Gallows Hill 486 copies, 9 reviews
Hotel For Dogs 385 copies, 6 reviews
The Twisted Window 349 copies, 13 reviews
They Never Came Home 288 copies, 2 reviews
Who Killed My Daughter? 271 copies, 13 reviews
News For Dogs 246 copies, 4 reviews
The Magic Of Spider Woman 120 copies, 3 reviews
Movie For Dogs 93 copies, 1 review
I Walk at Night 66 copies
The Birthday Moon 48 copies, 2 reviews
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Song of the Circus 16 copies, 2 reviews
Peggy 10 copies
Giving Away Suzanne 7 copies, 1 review
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