Has Anyone Seen Allie?

Jan Hayden, Author, Mary Kistler, With Dutton Books $13.95 (128p) ISBN 978-0-525-65057-7
At 16, Judy has grown used to the summertime routine in Cody, Wyo. She and her friend Allie spend the days working at the five-and-dime, handsome Steve McDowell brings over the beautiful palomino Poppy for Judy to train for barrel-racing in the evenings and before long, the rodeo comes to town. But this year it all seems different. Steve is acting oddly, and Allie has a terrible secret that she can't disclose. On the opening night of the rodeo Allie disappears and a few days later her corpse is found. Judy is next on the killer's list. As entertainment, the novel offers amateur sleuthing with a western flavor, but only avid fans of horse stories and mysteries will forgive the shallow characterization and lack of suspense. Ages 10-up. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 03/04/1991
Release date: 03/01/1991
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