Ann Walsh's books received the Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Award. She lives in Williams Lake, British Columbia.
lt’s summer in 1866 in the Cariboo gold fields, and a man has disappeared. Young Ted learns from the local barber, Moses, that his friend Charles, who was travelling to the gold fields, has failed to arrive. And a forbidding stranger named James Barry has arrived in town wearing a gold nugget pin that belonged to the missing man. What could have happened to him? Was James Barry responsible for his disappearance? Moses and Ted are suspicious – but they’re also afraid for their own safety. Slowly, with several adventures and close calls, they unravel the story of a cruel murder. But have they identified the right criminal?
Shortlisted for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, based on true events, and set against the exciting backdrop of the Gold Rush era, Moses, Me, and Murder offers a captivating tale of betrayal, thievery, and redemption.
Marilla and Mathew Cuthbert had planned to adopt a boy to help out around Green Gables farm. But waiting for Mathew at the train station is freckle-faced, red-headed Anne Shirley—a talkative eleven-year-old orphan with a heart full of dreams and a desperate longing for a home.
From the minute Anne sets foot in Mathew's buggy, Green Gables will never be the same.
IncludesMoses, Me, and Murder The Doctor’s Apprentice By the Skin of His Teeth