Lois arquette (pen name lois duncan), popular author of ya thrillers including ' i know what you did last summer' (1973), stopped writing her suspense novels after her daughter was killed this piece discusses the case and shows the complex grief caused by a murder mystery without narrative arc or conclusion. Author lois duncan, 80, lost her daughter, kaitlyn, on july 17, 1989 in albuquerque, new mexico kaitlyn, 18, was shot once in the temple and once in the cheek at a railway crossing. Lois duncan is the author of 40 best-selling books for young adults narrator alyssa bresnahan's performance highlights the suspense duncan so adeptly weaves throughout stranger with my face you'll be hooked until laurie's ultimate, horrifying encounter. The sign of taurus gives people who were born under it calm and patient nature, and a sense of appreciation for beautiful and pleasant things in life. Lois duncan—the pen name of lois arquette, who died on june 15 at age 82—had a canny brilliance all writers strive for: to create work that was intense and personal that also spoke to millions.
Many mysteries are intriguing to all ages, and anyone can be a proper sleuth one great author who mastered the art of the young adult detective is lois duncan who wrote many books, including some captivatingly dark mysteries. Lois duncan uses such vivid and realistic descriptions to bring life to her characters and settings the words used in descriptions are so inspiring and creative the plot itself is intriguing and engaging. Lois duncan obituary joseph and lois steinmetz, were both successful photographers whose work appeared in us magazines including life and the saturday evening post lois wanted to be a writer.
After her explorations into the real life supernatural mrs duncan then wrote a collaboration work with dr roll called the psychic connection (a conversation with lois duncan) the book is heavily based upon dr jb rhine's psychic research with dr roll. Lois duncan, who has died aged 82, was an american author of fiction for teenagers whose suspense novel i know what you did last summer (1973) achieved cult status, more than 20 years after. Online shopping for books from a great selection of literature & fiction, growing up & facts of life, animals, education & reference, science, nature & how it works & more at everyday low prices. Lois duncan has 59 books on goodreads with 122078 ratings lois duncan's most popular book is i know what you did last summer.
As a snapshot of american life in the mid-1950s, post-war, just before the social upheaval of the 1960s, when people were trying to make sense of conflicts in themselves and society about what was important in life, especially following the experiences of war. Author lois duncan has died at the age of 82 she was the queen of teen thrillers, a pioneer in the young adult suspense genre long before vampires sparkled or hunger was a game, duncan was. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for lois duncan in florida (fl) whitepages people search is the most trusted directory. It gives us an insight on the life of lois duncan, her daughter, and the rest of her family, as well as important information this is a must-read book a amazing story.
As a special bonus, lois has followed each story with a brief essay describing her work and life at the time the story was written written in the stars is a must-have addition to the library of work from this spectacular and groundbreaking young adult author. Lois duncan steinmetz (april 28, 1934 - june 15, 2016) was a prolific young adult writer, well known for her suspense novels several of her novels, hotel for dogs, i know what you did last summer, killing mr griffin, summer of fear and stranger with my face, have been adapted to film or television, with i know what you did last summer probably being the best known. Lois duncan is the author of over fifty books, ranging from children's picture books to poetry to adult nonfiction, but is best known for her young adult suspense novels, such as stranger with my face and i know what you did last summer.
Lois duncan (born lois duncan steinmetz april 28, 1934) is an american author of suspense novels for young adult life and career more less duncan's parents were the noted photographers lois steinmetz and joseph janney steinmetz. Lois duncan's works are held together by to main elements, mystery and extrasensory perceptions this theme runs through most of the works mystery can be seen in works such as locked in time, killing mr griffin, and ransom. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. Lois duncan steinmetz (april 28, 1934 - june 15, 2016), known as lois duncan, was an american writer, novelist, poet, and journalist she is best known for her young-adult novels , and has been credited by historians as a pioneering figure in the development of young adult fiction, particularly in the genres of horror , thriller , and suspense.
Summer of fear by lois duncan and a great selection of similar used, new and collectible books available now at abebookscom. Lois duncan steinmetz (28 april 1934 - 15 june 2016) was an american novelist, poet, and journalist who primarily wrote young adult literature and horror and suspense novels, many of which—including i know what you did last summer, summer of fear, and killing mr griffin—were adapted into feature films. 3 lois duncan was not her real name as she gained acclaim as a writer, duncan decided she needed a pen name she was named after her mother, a magazine photographer, and to avoid confusion with the elder lois steinmetz, the author decided to write under her first and middle names instead. Over the course of the last decade i have been conducting a longitudinal survey on the works of lois duncan as experienced by other women my own age (old), often while trying on eyeliner at ricky.