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Closed for the Seasonby Mary Downing Hahn
2010 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Book
Three years ago, Myrtle Donaldson, a bookkeeper, was accused of embezzlement. She was later found murdered in her own home. The crime was never solved. Thirteen-year-old Logan Forbes is convinced that Myrtle was innocent of the crime and is bound and determined to prove her innocence. Awarded the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Fiction, Closed for the Season is a fast-paced and fairly suspenseful read, and is especially recommended for readers in grades five through eight.
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A contemporary thriller by the bestselling author of The Old Willis Place.
Two 13-year-old boys, Arthur and Logan, set out to solve the mystery of a murder that took place some years ago in the old house Logan's family has just moved into. The boys' quest takes them to the highest and lowest levels of society in their small Maryland town, and eventually to a derelict amusement park that is supposedly closed for the season.
"As always, the author is brilliant at establishing tone — eerie, creepy and surreal. The 'cold case' mystery, the over-the-top fun of the Magic Forest scenes and the even darker mysteries of friendship and school life will make this a sure hit." Kirkus Reviews
"This eerie, atmospheric story is as much about friendship and fitting in (or not) as it is about murder." The Hornbook
"This is an enjoyable mystery with just the right amount of frightening and dangerous elements to entice readers. Logan is a sympathetic character..." School Library Journal
"[A] wonderful, fast-paced tale for adventure and mystery fans..." VOYA
About the Author
Mary Downing Hahn, a former children's librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories, including Deep and Dark and Dangerous and The Old Willis Place. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her two cats, Oscar and Rufus.
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