No Rules (Hardcover)
A Friday Barnes Mystery (Friday Barnes Mysteries #4)
Roaring Brook Press, 9781626726390, 272pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
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“A must-have series for middle-grade readers.” —Booklist
No Rules, the fourth book of R.A. Spratt's hilarious Friday Barnes Mystery series, brings even more trouble for this genius girl detective.
Friday Barnes has been deported to Switzerland . . . but we need her back!
With their go-to detective gone, Highcrest Academy has descended into chaos. Someone's fired all the teachers as an epic prank, and suspicion falls on Ian Wainscott, Friday's nemesis (who's also desperately in love with her). There's also the problem of the new vice principal and his questionable behavior. It's hard to take someone seriously when he's wearing tie-dyed shirts, right?
Can Friday prove Ian's innocence, find the prankster, and save her school? If it involves running, then probably not, but otherwise . . . Friday's on the case!
About the Author
Phil Gosier is an independent art director and designer working in the Washington, D.C. area. His illustration and design clients include Kellogg's, the Discovery Channel, Marvel and DC Comics, and Macmillan, where he illustrates the Friday Barnes Mystery series as well as his own picture books, including Snow Beast Comes to Play. He graduated from the University of Maryland and lives in suburban Maryland with his family.
Praise For No Rules: A Friday Barnes Mystery (Friday Barnes Mysteries #4)…
Under Suspicion, A Friday Barnes Mystery:
“This second book in the Friday Barnes series is even funnier and quirkier than its predecessor.” —School Library Journal
“Spratt continues to hit just the right mix of dry humor and suspense. Her characterization of her protagonist shines . . . Readers know that, like Sherlock Holmes, Friday will solve every mystery; the book’s fun is in seeing how she does it . . . A cliffhanger ending will have readers drumming their fingers as they wait for the next episode.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Spratt’s droll humor, often expressed through Friday’s spacey friend Melanie, is the perfect complement to the offbeat mysteries Friday encounters . . . Give this to readers who like humor but also want more intelligent characters and jokes, as well as those who like quirky mysteries.” —Booklist
Girl Detective, A Friday Barnes Mystery:
“With off-the-wall plot turns and small mysteries scattered throughout, this is the perfect choice for mystery fans with a silly sense of humor, and the cliff-hanger ending promises more sleuthing on the horizon. Gosier’s black-and-white spot illustrations add to the charming atmosphere. A sheer delight.” —Booklist, starred review
“Spratt’s (the Nanny Piggins series) effortlessly funny narration will keep readers laughing from start to finish.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Quirky, tongue-in-cheek . . . delightfully eccentric . . . A good choice for voracious readers who enjoy a blend of humor and mystery.” —School Library Journal
“Spratt begins this new series with a nifty, engaging protagonist who can keep readers laughing and help young geeks feel good about themselves . . . Delightful, highly logical, and well-informed fun.” —Kirkus Reviews