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Playing with Fire
by Gail Anderson Dargatz

Small-town journalist Claire Abbott has a sixth sense, what the fire chief calls a "radar for crime." When a string of suspicious fires breaks out in town, Claire thinks she knows who the firebug is. Or does she? She finds there is much more to the story than she imagined. Worse, no one will believe her. The firebug is getting bolder, and the fires he sets more dangerous. Claire is now in a race against time to catch the arsonist in the act before he takes a life.

Playing with Fire is the second in a series of mysteries featuring journalist and sleuth Claire Abbott.

Reading Level: 2.8
ISBN: 9781459808409
Pub Date: October 6, 2015
Price: $9.95

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About the author

By the age of eighteen, Gail Anderson-Dargatz knew she wanted to write about women in rural settings. Today, Gail is a bestselling author. A Recipe for Bees and The Cure for Death by Lightning were finalists for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She also teaches other authors how to write fiction. Gail lives in the Shuswap region of British Columbia, the landscape found in so much of her writing. Her next Claire Abbott mystery will be published in October 2015. For more information, visit gailanderson-dargatz.ca.

Reviews

School Library Journal—October 1, 2015
"An entertaining, accessible mystery."

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