Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547393100, 362pp.
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Putting the dead in deadline
To Bee or not to Bee? When the widely disliked Honeywell Stingers football coach is found murdered, 17-year-old Millie is determined to investigate. She is chasing a lead for the school newspaper and looking to clear her father, the assistant coach, and prime suspect.
Millie's partner isgorgeous, smart and keeping secrets
Millie joins forces with her mysterious classmate Chase who seems to want to help her even while covering up secrets of his own.
She's starting to get a reputation without any of the benefits.
Drama and bodies pile up around Millie and she chases clues, snuggles Baxter the so-ugly-he s-adorable bassett hound, and storms out of the world's most awkward school dance/memorial mash-up. At least she gets to eat a lot of pie.
Best-selling author Beth Fantaskey's funny, fast-paced blend of "Clueless" and "Nancy Drew" is a suspenseful page-turner that is the best time a reader can have with buried weapons, chicken clocks, and a boy who only watches gloomy movies but somehow makes Millie smile. Bee-lieve it.