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(A book in the Detective Murdoch series)
A Novella by

This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. A retired police detective tells a story from his family's history. On a cold winter morning in 1873, a crowd gathers on the shore of a Nova Scotia fishing village. A stormy sea has thrown a ship onto the rocks. The villagers work bravely to save the ship's crew. But many die. When young Will Murdoch and the local priest examine the bodies, they discover gold and diamonds. They suspect that the shipwreck was not responsible for all of the deaths. With the priest's help, Will- who grows up to be a famous detective- solves his first mystery.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Paperback Editions

September 2010 : Canada Perfect Paperback

Title: Shipwreck
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
ISBN: 1-926583-26-4 / 978-1-926583-26-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Shipwreck (Good Reads)
Author(s): Maureen Jennings
Publisher: Grass Roots Press
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