7th grade detective Harper Madigan works alone. He doesn’t need the vice principal assigning him a new partner to keep him in line, especially a stuffed-shirt wannabe-journalist who totally cramps his style.
And he especially doesn’t need his troublemaker ex-girlfriend showing up out the blue and asking for his help. She’s accused of attacking the star of the school musical, and with her less-than-sparkling track record, she’s only one suspension away from getting expelled.
Only Harper believes she’s innocent, and now it’s up to him to prove it, even if it means making an enemy of the PTA mafia, risking his agency, and confronting the mistakes of his own dark past. But when his new partner insists on doing everything by the book, and his old nemesis–the one bully he can’t catch–starts harassing his clients, it’s going to take more than just detective work to solve the case.
This book was a delightful read. It may be geared towards younger readers, but it was a great story that I loved. It hearkened me back to the days when I used to read Encyclopedia Brown, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and all those other great mysteries of my childhood.
Whether you are an adult or have a child you want to get started on mysteries, this is a great book to read. The story line was great and very engaging. The characters had the right amount of smarts and wit.
I hope that this is going to be made into a series. I can seriously see a whole line of books in the Harper Madigan series. And I know that I would read each and every one. Yes, I am a sucker for YA fiction.
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