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  • Published: 2 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742744803
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Child
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

Nine Letters Long




How many letters does it take to spell out the truth?

How many letters does it take to spell out the truth?

Evie has a gift - a gift she's not always comfortable with. But when Alex suggests they conduct a séance, Evie reluctantly agrees. The letters on the board start spelling out one name - C-A-Z - over and over, and Evie knows she's been contacted again. A cryptic message with nine letters leads Evie to a family where two sisters, one living, one dead, share a dark secret that must be revealed.

But is Evie strong enough to solve the mystery and reveal the truth in time to release both girls?

  • Pub date: 2 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742744803
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Child
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the Author

J.C. Burke

J.C. Burke was born in Sydney in 1965, the fourth of five sisters. With writers for parents, she grew up in a world of noise, drama and books, but she decided to become a nurse after her mother lost a long battle with cancer. Since Burke started writing in 1999, she has published a number of acclaimed books for teenagers and young adults, including Children's Book Council Notable Books White Lies and The Red Cardigan, Aurealis Awards finalist Nine Letters Long, The Story of Tom Brennan, Faking Sweet, Starfish Sisters, Ocean Pearl, Pig Boy and Pretty Girl. The Story of Tom Brennan won the 2006 CBC Book of the Year - Older Readers and the 2006 Australian Family Therapists Award for Children's Literature and it is currently on the NSW HSC syllabus list. Pig Boy won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction in 2012. Jane lives in Sydney with her family.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Aurealis Award

    Commended • 2005 • Best Horror


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