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Behind the Curtain
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Peter Abrahams is the bestselling author of adult thrillers that include A Perfect Crime, The Fan (a major Hollywood movie) and Lights Out, for which he received an Edgar Award nomination. Behind the Curtain is Peter's second book for young readers, and second in the Echo Falls trilogy.

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Favorite series and characters for older readers continue this spring. Those who lapped up Down the Rabbit Hole will want to return to Echo Falls for a second mystery, Behind the Curtain by Peter Abrahams, where the spotlight shifts from the stage to the sports arena. Ingrid grows suspicious when brother Ty's buff body seems to come with side effects (moodiness), and her soccer coach is replaced by an ice princess. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

"This is just one walloping good suspense yarn, and I couldn't put it down and go to bed until I'd finished the last fifty pages." Stephen King on Down the Rabbit Hole"

Gr 5-8-Ingrid Levin-Hill, the eighth-grade Sherlock Holmes lover introduced in Down the Rabbit Hole (HarperCollins, 2005), is back for another adventure. She quotes her hero quite often as she tries to sort out details that she observes around her. In trying to figure out why her brother is so moody, why her dad is in jeopardy of losing his job, and why her grandfather's property is so valuable, the teen stumbles upon some of her town's secrets. Then, when she is kidnapped but is able to escape, she can't get anyone to believe her. This is a fast-paced mystery with well-defined characters and a plausible plotline and ending. Although a few references are made to the earlier book, this enjoyable story stands on its own.-Denise Moore, O'Gorman Junior High School, Sioux Falls, SD Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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