Vancouver Nightmare follows Tom Austen as he poses as a runaway on the streets of Vancouver while searching for information to help the police take down a gang that is hooking young kids on drugs. Appealing to children's inherent keen interest in mystery, Eric Wilson has skillfully woven accurate Canadian geographic and historic information into his writing. As such, these novels lend themselves to the integrated study of the mystery genre with Canadian geography topics in social studies, and investigation units in science. Vancouver Nightmare provides rich material for the study of setting, characterization and plot development. This Novel Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, chapter questions, crossword, and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.