Eighth grader—and Sherlock Holmes fanatic—Ingrid Levin-Hill can't help wondering why her athletic older brother has recently gotten so much stronger and moodier, and why her Dad is in danger of losing his job, in this middle volume of the Echo Falls trilogy, following Down the Rabbit Hole. When Ingrid starts nosing around into some of her town's dark secrets, she winds up getting kidnapped. Even though she escapes, no one believes her—so Ingrid sets up a sting of her own. This novel for readers 8 to 12 is by Edgar nominee Peter Abrahams, who writes the Chet and Bernie mysteries under the name Spencer Quinn.
"[Peter Abrahams is] my favorite suspense novelist."—Stephen King