by Robb White | Grades: 7-12 | Ages: 12+
About Deathwatch by Robb White
Needing money for school, a college boy accepts a job as guide on a desert hunting trip and nearly loses his life.
"An exciting novel of suspense, based on a fight to the finish between an honest and courageous young man and a cynical business tycoon who believes that anything can be had for a price."--Horn Book.
An ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults
Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Writers Award
A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year
New York Public Library--Books for the Teen Age
Biographical Notes About Robb White
Robb White (1909-1990) was born in the Philippines. He attended the US Naval Academy from 1927 to 1931 and served as an ensign in the Pacific Theater of World War II. In addition to authoring more than 20 books, White was a writer of television scripts and screenplays, two of which starred the iconic Vincent Price. His most well-known work, Deathwatch, won an Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery of the Year and was a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year as well as being named to the the American Library Association's Best of the Best Books for Young Adults list.