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The Vanishing Stair

The Vanishing Stair (Paperback)

By Johnson, Maureen

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New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller! In New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson's second novel in the Truly Devious series, there are more twists and turns than Stevie Bell can imagine. No answer is given freely, and someone will pay for the truth with their... life. The Truly Devious case-an unsolved kidnapping and triple murder that rocked Ellingham Academy in 1936-has consumed Stevie for years. It's the very reason she came to the academy. But then her classmate was murdered, and her parents quickly pull her out of school. For her safety, they say. She must move past this obsession with crime. Stevie's willing to do anything to get back to Ellingham, be back with her friends, and solve the Truly Devious case. Even if it means making a deal with the despicable Senator Edward King. And when Stevie finally returns, she also returns to David: the guy she kissed, and the guy who lied about his identity-Edward King's son. But larger issues are at play. Where did the murderer hide? What's the meaning of the riddle Albert Ellingham left behind? And what, exactly, is at stake in the Truly Devious affair? The Ellingham case isn't just a piece of history-it's a live wire into the present. Praise for Book One: The Agatha Christie-like ecosystem pairs with lacerating contemporary wit, and alternating past and present scenes makes for a multilayered, modern detective story. -New York Times Book Review Remember the first time reading Harry Potter and knowing it was special? There's that same sense of magic in the introduction of teen Sherlock-in-training Stevie Bell. -USA Today (four stars) Be still, my Agatha-Christie-loving beating heart. -Bustle
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ISBN 9780062338099
Released AU 30 Dec 2019
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (5 other possible title(s) available)
Series Truly Devious (part: 2)
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ISBN-13 9780062338099
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Katherine Tegen Books
Released 30 Dec 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Johnson, Maureen
Series Truly Devious (part: 2)
Category Horror & Ghost Stories, Chillers
School Stories
Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 287g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Cold cases Criminal investigation - Fiction, Murder - Fiction, Boarding schools - Fiction, Schools - Fiction, Mystery and detective stories
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult