The Vanishing Violin

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The Vanishing Violin

By Michael D. Beil

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375861031, 322pp.

Publication Date: August 10, 2010


"With wit, cunning, snappy dialogue and superior math skills, "The Red Blazer Girls "represent the best of girl-detectives while still feeling relatable and real. Nancy Drew would be right at home with this group." -- "Huffington Post"'s 15 Greatest Kid Detectives List
When there are mysteries to be solved, the Red Blazer Girls are on the case The discovery of the Ring of Rocamadour has secured the girls' reputation as Upper East Side super-sleuths, bringing many sundry job requests (no mystery too small, right?) and some unwanted attention from crooks. This time the girls must follow a trail of cryptic clues, involving everything from logic to literature, to trace a rare violin gone missing. But nothing is as it appears, and just as a solution seems imminent, the girls find themselves scrambling to save the man who was once their prime suspect. Bowstrings and betrayal, crushes and codes abound in this suspenseful companion to the Red Blazer Girls' 2009 debut. Recent clues indicate that there'll be more mystery and mayhem to come.

About the Author
Michael D. Beil is an English teacher in a New York City high school. "The Red Blazer Girls: The Vanishing Violin" is his second book for Knopf, and he is currently at work on a third Red Glazer Girls mystery.