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The Hand on the Wall: A Truly Devious Novel


Series
Truly Devious

by
Maureen Johnson

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Katherine Tegen
ISBN
9780062338112
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes, Language: Strong Language, Violence: Mild Violence
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JLG Category

Mystery High Plus

Ellingham Academy must be cursed. Three people are now dead. One, a victim of either a prank gone wrong or a murder. Another, dead by misadventure. And now, an accident in Burlington has claimed another life. All three in the wrong place at the wrong time. All at the exact moment of Stevie’s greatest triumph…

She knows who Truly Devious is. She’s solved it. The greatest case of the century.

At least, she thinks she has. With this latest tragedy, it’s hard to concentrate on the past. Not only has someone died in town, but David disappeared of his own free will and is up to something. Stevie is sure that somehow—somehow—all these things connect. The three deaths in the present. The deaths in the past. The missing Alice Ellingham and the missing David Eastman. Somewhere in this place of riddles and puzzles there must be answers.

Then another accident occurs as a massive storm heads toward Vermont. This is too much for the parents and administrators. Ellingham Academy is evacuated. Obviously, it’s time for Stevie to do something stupid. It’s time to stay on the mountain and face the storm—and a murderer.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes, Language: Strong Language, Violence: Mild Violence

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

384

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

5: points 12

Lexile

HL690L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Apr 2020

Book Genres

Detective Story, Mystery

Topics

Mystery and detective stories. Boarding schools. Vermont. Murder. The 1920s.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Stevie Bell and her friends are snowed in at Ellingham Academy, which was mostly evacuated ahead of a blizzard. Her (possibly ex) boyfriend David shows up with drives containing thousands of files relating to his despised senator’s father’s presidential campaign, asking for their help to read and interpret them. And while her friends look for connections in spreadsheets and emails, Stevie can get back to work solving crimes. And solve crimes she does, figuring out the answers to mysteries and riddles worthy of the school’s founder, Albert Ellingham, himself. This will be essential reading for the many fans of the first two books. This trilogy ender is fun, satisfying, and a genuine treat for teens and adult mystery fans.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Stevie Bell and her friends are snowed in at Ellingham Academy, which was mostly evacuated ahead of a blizzard. Her (possibly ex) boyfriend David shows up with drives containing thousands of files relating to his despised senator’s father’s presidential campaign, asking for their help to read and interpret them. And while her friends look for connections in spreadsheets and emails, Stevie can get back to work solving crimes. And solve crimes she does, figuring out the answers to mysteries and riddles worthy of the school’s founder, Albert Ellingham, himself. This will be essential reading for the many fans of the first two books. This trilogy ender is fun, satisfying, and a genuine treat for teens and adult mystery fans.

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