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"Jumping between past and present, Johnson's novel is deliciously atmospheric, with a sprawling cast of complex suspects/potential victims, surprising twists, and a dash of romance. As in her Shades of London books, Johnson remains a master at combining jittery tension with sharp, laugh-out-loud observations."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Agatha Christie meets Riverdale in Maureen Johnson's latest, which offers two gripping mysteries rolled into one. Truly Devious adds a modern flair to that delicious classic mystery novel-reading experience in which every passage seems rife with potential suspects and clues."--Chicago Tribune

"Johnson deftly twists two mysteries together--Stevie's investigation is interspersed with case files and recollections from the Ellington kidnapping--and the result is a suspenseful, attention-grabbing mystery with no clear solution. The versatile Johnson is no stranger to suspense, and this twisty thriller will leave plenty of readers anxious for more."--Booklist

"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 something special? There's that same sense of magic in the introduction of teen Sherlock-in-training Stevie Bell. Parallel mysteries unfold with cleverly written dialogue, page-turning brilliance and a young sleuth just as captivating as Hercule Poirot."--USA Today (four stars)

"Truly Devious is filled with twists and turns--plus Maureen Johnson is very, very funny."--Harlan Coben

"So much to love in this book! The dueling mysteries, present and past. The incredible mansion/school setting. The smart, diverse and quirky characters. This mystery had us fooled at every turn! And the best news? It's the first in a series."--Justine Magazine

"This read is perfect for those who enjoy twisty, turny plots and a high-stakes mystery."--Buzzfeed

"Be still, my Agatha-Christie-loving beating heart."--Bustle

"An intricately plotted, compulsively readable novel that explores not only fascinating crimes but also the mysteries of anxiety, the creative process, contemporary fame, and so much else."--John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Maureen Johnson was born in Philadelphia, but soon ran off to New York City to study writing and drama at Columbia University. Along the way, she served up hamburgers in the company of mad scientists and talking skeletons in New York, worked in a bar in Piccadilly Circus, nervously worked alongside five tigers in Las Vegas, and once got mixed up with the entire cast of a major West End musical. She is the author of The Key to the Golden Firebird and The Bermudez Triangle. You can visit Maureen online at www.maureenjohnsonbooks. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • File size : 3349 KB
  • Print length : 423 pages
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Publisher : Katherine Tegen Books (16 January 2018)
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B07252X6ZH
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really really good! Too long to wait before book two!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 March 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Utterly Addictive Mystery In A Unusual Setting
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book that was gripping
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1.0 out of 5 stars Think this is aimed at kids whose parents want them to read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 November 2019
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