Murder at Midnight

Murder at Midnight Cover

Murder at Midnight

By Avi

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545080903, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009


A plot to overthrow King Claudio is brewing in the Kingdom of Pergamontio. Scholarly Mangus the magician -- along with his street-smart and faithful new servant boy, Fabrizio -- have been marked as easy scapegoats for the traitor lurking within the king's court. Together, these two unlikely partners must gather clues to solve the mystery and prove their innocence before the stroke of midnight. . . or face death!

Intricate plotting, surprise twists, and lively prose make for another suspenseful page-turner that stands alone or sets the stage for MIDNIGHT MAGIC!


"A medieval mystery that will keep readers guessing to the very end." --Booklist

"With snappy dialogue, nonstop action and lavishly embriodered period backdrops, this will please Avi's fans and may well win over some new ones." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The pages fly with intrigue and action." --Horn Book

About the Author
Some pretty amazing things have happened to Avi. It all began in 1970, with "Things That Sometimes Happen, " his first book. His novels include two Newbery Honor Books, "Nothing but the Truth" and "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, " also the winner of the "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award. Avi's fifty books tell mysterious, fantastical, and historical tales, and even an animal tale or two, like "Poppy" (also a "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award recipient) and "The Christmas Rat." He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado.