Ransom (Duncan novel)

Ransom (reprinted under the title Five Were Missing)[1] is a 1966 thriller novel by Lois Duncan.[2][3] Its plot follows a group of children who are kidnapped and held hostage on a school bus. It marked Duncan's first foray into the suspense and thriller genre, and was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award.[4]

Ransom
First edition cover art
AuthorLois Duncan
LanguageEnglish
Genre
PublisherDoubleday
Pages187
OCLC1286149
LC Class66013196

Plot

Five students in Albuquerque, New Mexico are held hostage on a school bus by a gang of kidnappers. The criminals demand $15,000 ransoms for each child on the bus, which their respective parents scramble to produce while police attempt to free them. Meanwhile, the five youths attempt to find a way to escape the situation themselves.

Accolades

References

  1. "Five Were Missing". Worldcat. OCLC 1452752. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  2. "Lois Duncan". The Alliance for the Study and Teaching of Adolescent Literature at Rhode Island College (ric.edu). February 9, 2006. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  3. Writers Directory. Springer. 1983. p. 340. ISBN 978-1-349-03650-9.
  4. Eccleshare, Julia (June 28, 2016). "Lois Duncan obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved June 7, 2017.


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