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Issue Details: First known date: 1964... 1964 The Price of an Orphan
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Johnnie is a nine-year old city orphan (his mother is dead, his father in prison). He has recently been placed with Stuart and Kay Heath, a childless couple who live in the Australian outback on a cattle station which Stuart manages for its wealthy owner. Hoping for a 'real' boy, they are bitterly disappointed. Johnnie is not quite the foster child they had in mind: he is 'cheeky and lazy, cowardly and stubborn.' So when he claims to have witnessed a murder they remind him of the boy who cried wolf. But then Johnnie and Kay are invited on a camping trip. A special treat to give Johnnie another chance to adjust to life in the outback? Or a cunning trap by a ruthless killer? (Source: Book jacket)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Soho Press ,
      1999 .
      Extent: 190p.
      ISBN: 1569471738 (alk. paper)
Alternative title: A Tort et a Travers
Language: French

Works about this Work

Patricia Carlon, Woman of Mystery Sue Feder , 2004-2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Mystery Readers Journal , Winter vol. 20 no. 4 2004-2005; (p. 6-8)
Patricia Carlon, Woman of Mystery Sue Feder , 2004-2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Mystery Readers Journal , Winter vol. 20 no. 4 2004-2005; (p. 6-8)
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