Let's Kill Uncle

Let's Kill Uncle

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When recently orphaned Barnaby Gaunt is sent to stay with his uncle on a beautiful remote island off the coast of Canada, he is all set to have the perfect summer holiday. Except there is one small problem: His uncle is trying to kill him.
Heir to a ten-million-dollar fortune, Barnaby tries to tell everyone and anyone that his uncle is after his inheritance, but no one will believe him. That is, until he tells the only other child on the island, Chrissie, who concludes that there is only one way for Barnaby to stop his demonic uncle: He will just have to kill him first. With the unexpected help of One-Ear, the aged cougar who has tormented the island for years, Chrissie and Barnaby hatch a foolproof plan.
Playful, dark, and witty, Let's Kill Uncle is a surprising tale of two ordinary children who conspire to execute an extraordinary murder-and get away with it.
Praise for Let's Kill Uncle:
"Playfully sinister."- Washington Post
"A dark, whimsical, startling book, far ahead of its time."- Donna Tartt

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2011.
Edition: Pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781608195114
Characteristics: 279 p. ;,20 cm.
Alternative Title: Let us kill uncle

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WVMLStaffPicks Sep 05, 2014

A whimsical, witty mystery set off the coast of Vancouver Island about two young children who set out to murder the boy's evil uncle. Written in 1963, local author O'Grady's prose is as fresh and entertaining today as the day it was first published. It reads like a Hardy Boys book for adults—a playfully sinister page-turner.

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