By Michael D. Beil
"With wit, crafty, snappy discussion and greater math abilities, The pink Blazer ladies represent the easiest of girl-detectives whereas nonetheless feeling relatable and actual. Nancy Drew will be correct at domestic with this group." -- Huffington Post's 15 maximum child Detectives List
It all started with The Scream. And ended with . . . good, if we advised you that, it wouldn't be a secret! yet in among The Scream and The Very spectacular finishing, 3 neighbors locate themselves on a scavenger hunt manage for a woman they by no means met, looking for a mythical ring reputed to furnish needs. Are those sleuths at school uniforms modern day equivalents of Nancy, Harriet, or Scooby? probably not, they're simply 3 great women who choose to aid out a peculiar woman, and turn out hiding lower than tables, tackling note puzzles and geometry equations, and looking relatively moldy garage rooms for "the stuff that goals are made of" (that's from an previous detective movie). Oh, and there's A Boy, who complicates issues. As boys frequently do.
Intrigued? The crimson Blazer ladies offers a enjoyable, twisty event if you love secret, math (c'mon, admit it!), and a modest degree of mayhem.
Michael Beil, a brand new York urban highschool English instructor, makes his literary debut with this enjoyable and brainy mystery.
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