Betty Ren Wright Frederiksen, Children's Mystery Author, Dies at 86

School Library Journal
Betty Ren Wright, award-winning author of numerous ghost stories and mysteries for children and a former editor of children's books, died in Racine, WI, on December 31, 2013. She was 86. "We have lost a wonderful Wisconsin writer who knew the emotions and courage of children," Erlene Killeen, retired school librarian, tells School Library Journal. Though she penned more than 50 books, Wright is perhaps best known for The Dollhouse Murders, a story of a teenage girl and her mentally disabled sister who discover a supernatural dollhouse in the attic.

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