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Pop quiz: What would you do if you had to solve your own murder to get anywhere in death?

Maybe if I hadn't slept through my alarm, slammed into Kristin—my high school's reigning mean

girl—or stepped in a puddle, destroying my mom's new suede DVF boots (which I borrowed without asking), I wouldn't have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, and I wouldn't have been pushed in front of that arriving train. But I did, and I was.

When I came to, I was informed by a group of girls that I'm dead. And that because I died under mysterious circumstances, I can't pass straight over to the Other Side. But at least I'm not alone. Meet the Dead Girls Detective Agency: Nancy, Lorna, and Tess—not to mention Edison, the really cute if slightly hostile dead boy. Apparently, the only way out of this limbo is to figure out who killed me, or I'll have to spend eternity playing Nancy Drew. Considering I was fairly invisible in life, who could hate me enough to want me dead? And what if my murderer is someone I never would have suspected?

Review:

"Cox, an editor at Cosmopolitan UK, debuts with a quirky story of life after life, driven by its heroine's enthusiastic narration. Sixteen-year-old New Yorker Charlotte Feldman didn't expect to die by being shoved under the F train; she also didn't suspect that she would have to track down her murderer. Charlotte is coached on her new afterlife by the self-proclaimed Dead Girls Detective Agency: brainy Nancy, bubbly Lorna, and aggressive Tess; there's plenty of fun sparring between the girls (and resident bad boy Edison), though they don't rise above type. Cox's premise allows for a boisterous paranormal tour of present-day Manhattan, complete with teleporting around town and taking over bodies in the interest solving the mystery of Charlotte's death. The author isn't all that interested in answers to questions like 'Why do ghosts need to solve their own murders?' or 'Why can't they cross water?' but Charlotte's distinctive voice and amusing commentary will have readers in a forgiving mood. Ages 13 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Suzy Cox is deputy editor of Cosmopolitan UK. She lives in London, but she loves New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062020642
Author:
Cox, Suzy
Publisher:
Harper Teen
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 in 10.4 oz
Age Level:
from 13

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Cox, an editor at Cosmopolitan UK, debuts with a quirky story of life after life, driven by its heroine's enthusiastic narration. Sixteen-year-old New Yorker Charlotte Feldman didn't expect to die by being shoved under the F train; she also didn't suspect that she would have to track down her murderer. Charlotte is coached on her new afterlife by the self-proclaimed Dead Girls Detective Agency: brainy Nancy, bubbly Lorna, and aggressive Tess; there's plenty of fun sparring between the girls (and resident bad boy Edison), though they don't rise above type. Cox's premise allows for a boisterous paranormal tour of present-day Manhattan, complete with teleporting around town and taking over bodies in the interest solving the mystery of Charlotte's death. The author isn't all that interested in answers to questions like 'Why do ghosts need to solve their own murders?' or 'Why can't they cross water?' but Charlotte's distinctive voice and amusing commentary will have readers in a forgiving mood. Ages 13 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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