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The Resource The Vanishing Stair

The Vanishing Stair

Label
The Vanishing Stair
Title
The Vanishing Stair
Statement of responsibility
Maureen Johnson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson’s second novel in the Truly Devious series, there are more twists and turns than Stevie Bell can imagine. No answer is given freely, and someone will pay for the truth with their life.The Truly Devious case—an unsolved kidnapping and triple murder that rocked Ellingham Academy in 1936—has consumed Stevie for years. It’s the very reason she came to the academy. But then her classmate was murdered, and her parents quickly pull her out of school. For her safety, they say. She must move past this obsession with crime.Stevie’s willing to do anything to get back to Ellingham, be back with her friends, and solve the Truly Devious case. Even if it means making a deal with the despicable Senator Edward King. And when Stevie finally returns, she also returns to David: the guy she kissed, and the guy who lied about his identity—Edward King’s son.But larger issues are at play. Where did the murderer hide? What’s the meaning of the riddle Albert Ellingham left behind? And what, exactly, is at stake in the Truly Devious affair? The Ellingham case isn’t just a piece of history—it’s a live wire into the present. Praise for Book One: “The Agatha Christie-like ecosystem pairs with lacerating contemporary wit, and alternating past and present scenes makes for a multilayered, modern detective story.” —New York Times Book Review “Remember the first time reading Harry Potter and knowing it was special? There’s that same sense of magic in the introduction of teen Sherlock-in-training Stevie Bell.” —USA Today (four stars) “Be still, my Agatha-Christie-loving beating heart.” —Bustle
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Summary
Pulled out of Ellingham Academy by her overprotective parents, aspiring detective Stevie Bell makes a deal with the despicable Edward King in hopes of reuniting with her friends and solving the Truly Devious case.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
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10759729
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Maureen
Index
no index present
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670
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Truly Devious
Series volume
0002
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  • Supernatural Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Crime & Thriller
  • Education
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Vanishing Stair
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_579448
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062338105
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Vanishing Stair
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_579448
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780062338105
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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