Books On Our Radar: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Books On Our Radar: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson just sounds delightfully thrilling! I am definitely getting more and more into mysteries but they are still not one of my main genres I read. But I am looking forward to expanding my reading! I love that this book switches timelines, past and present, and I am so into that too. I can barely believe that January 2018 releases are almost here! Truly Devious is coming to us on January 16th, so add it to your TBR now!

 

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Category: Young Adult, Mystery
Publication: January 16th, 2018; Katherine Tegen Books
Purchase: Amazon

New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson weaves a delicate tale of murder and mystery in the first book of a striking new series, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and E. Lockhart.

Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place,” he said, “where learning is a game.”

Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym “Truly, Devious.” It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history.

True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder.

The two interwoven mysteries of this first book in the Truly Devious series dovetail brilliantly, and Stevie Bell will continue her relentless quest for the murderers in books two and three.

 

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