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Trick or Treat

A novel by

Mystery Writers of America Presents:

A gripping novel of psychological suspense.

Life has been good for the three Lonergans, until one tragic Halloween when young Patty dies from poisoned candy. Her grieving father, Brian, swears he will find the murderer. He starts with the Freaney family across the street, in whose house his daughter died. Then more deaths occur. The culprit wasn't candy but ordinary sugar tainted with a powerful poison. The police do their best, but Brian won't let go. He is obsessed with tracking down the killer.

His wife, Theresa, shrinking from more violence, tries to stop him. She does not tell him her terrible secret. She is haunted by a man named Michael, a man she never sees but only hears. Is he real? A hallucination? Who is he? Then there are the hours that vanish from her days. What does she do and where does she go in those times she can't remember? Her life may depend on finding the answers. Their neighbor, Leonard Freaney, holds a piece of the puzzle, a piece that could shatter Theresa forever.

This psychological thriller rushes toward a startling climax as Theresa, having discovered Michael's identity, fights for her life, and Brian learns the truth of his daughter's death.


Used availability for Caroline Crane's Trick or Treat

Hardback Editions

October 1983 : USA Hardback

Title: Trick or Treat
Author(s): Caroline Crane
ISBN: 0-396-08217-3 / 978-0-396-08217-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dodd Mead
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2001 : USA Paperback

Title: Trick or Treat
Author(s): Caroline Crane
ISBN: 0-595-20346-9 / 978-0-595-20346-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: iUniverse
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

1983 : USA Paperback

Title: Trick or treat
Author(s): Caroline Crane
ISBN: 0-89340-765-8 / 978-0-89340-765-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: J. Curley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK