Lauren Magaziner is the author of Wizardmatch, Pilfer Academy, and The Only Thing Worse Than Witches. She is originally from New Hope, Pennsylvania, and she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she writes full-time. Lauren is also a secret, undercover international detective - but don't blow her cover. You can visit Lauren at http://laurenmagaziner.com.
"The characters are real kids dealing with real worries. Carlos is
so concerned about money that he takes on the near-impossible task
of solving a case for his mother, but it's this concern that makes
him endearing. The various options mean the story takes on a new
flavor with every reading. The puzzles are based in learning, so
readers work to solve each clue before moving on to the next.
Magaziner blends the fun of interactive stories with a suspenseful
mystery and delightful characters." -- Booklist
"The 'choose your own adventure' format adds a fun twist, offering readers different options, like whom to interview, what to examine, and which clues to follow. An entertaining romp that will appeal to fans of humorous mysteries." -- School Library Journal
"The mystery becomes an interactive choose-your-own-adventure: readers can help interview suspects, find clues, close the case, and save Carlos' mom's career." -- Booklist