The Blue Man
|Genre||Science fiction, Mystery novel|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
The Blue Man is a mystery, science fiction novel written by American author Kin Platt. It is the first in the four-book Steve Forrester series. It was released by Harper Books in 1961 and reissued by Twin Lakes Press in 2005.
Steve Forrester is a teenager who goes to live for a summer with his aunt and uncle, who run a rural motel.
On his first day running the desk by himself, a strange man checks in, dressed in a scarf, hat, trench coat and gloves, unusual attire for summer. The light on the desk starts to flicker as the man signs in with an illegible scrawl. Later, Steve brings a towel to the stranger's room and sees something that launches him on an unusual and singular adventure: the man's skin is bright blue and he seems to be draining energy from a nearby lamp.
After his uncle is seemingly murdered by the fleeing Blue Man, (who appears to possibly be of alien origin), Steve sets out on a cross-country search for justice and revenge.
Steve Forrester books by Kin Platt
- The Blue Man (Harper, 1961)
- Sinbad and Me (Chilton, 1966)
- The Mystery of the Witch Who Wouldn't (Chilton, 1969)
- The Ghost of Hellsfire Street (Delacorte, 1980)
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