Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce has her fortune told by a soothsayer, only to discover her later, bludgeoned almost to death. The soothsayer may have abducted a local child years ago. Could the two crimes be connected?
Becca has always longed to break free from her small, backwater hometown. But the discovery of an unidentified dead girl on the side of a dirt road sends the town into a tailspin. Unable to make sense of the violence of the outside world creeping into her backyard, Becca finds herself retreating inward, paralyzed from moving forward for the first time in her life.
When Sherlock visits his brother, what he finds shocks him to the core: a locked room, a dead body and Mycroft holding a knife. The police are convinced Mycroft is a murderer, but Sherlock is just as convinced he is innocent. Threatened with the gallows, Mycroft needs Sherlock to save him. The search for the truth necessitates an incredible journey where Sherlock is afoot in a world of secrets and danger.
Thoughtful Pete, tough Pauly, twins Eric and Nicole, strange Raymond: As kids they were tight; now they've grown up- --- and apart. They agree to get together one last time. But, twisted by personal histories and fueled by pharmaceuticals, old jealousies surface. The party is soon over, and the group splinters off into the night. Into the noise and heat and chaos of the carnival. Days later, a girl goes missing. The prime suspect in her disappearance? One of their own, one of the old gang. Pete doesn't know what to believe: Could one of his childhood friends really be a cold-blooded killer?
Catherine is tired of struggling musicians befriending her just so they can get a gig at her Dad's famous Manhattan club, but then she meets mysterious Hence, an unbelievably passionate and talented musician on the brink of success. Chelsea finds a letter her dad has kept from her for years --- a letter from her mom, Catherine, who didn't die: She disappeared and Chelsea sets out to look for her.
In three previous mysteries --- HOOT, FLUSH and SCAT --- Carl Hiaasen has offered young readers entertaining comic mysteries that combine environmental concerns and social issues with plenty of wacky laughs. Now, in CHOMP, he extends his winning streak with a funny novel that dives into the world of reality television.
Clare sees things no one else can see. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's brother --- who has supernatural gifts of his own --- becomes the prime suspect. Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge and lust in order to track the real killer.
The Virals are put to the ultimate test when they find a geocache containing an ornate puzzle box. Shelton decodes the cipher inside, only to find more clues left by "The Gamemaster." But the hunt takes a dark turn when Tory locates the second box --- a fake bomb, along with a sinister proposal from The Gamemaster. A real bomb is out there, and the clock is ticking.
Colin Fischer cannot stand to be touched. He does not like the color blue. He needs index cards to recognize facial expressions. But when a gun is found in the school cafeteria, interrupting a female classmate's birthday celebration, Colin is the only for the investigation. It's up to him to prove that Wayne Connelly, the school bully and Colin's frequent tormenter, didn't bring the gun to school.
When Anne Murphy, a redheaded smart, gorgeous, and young rookie at a Philadelphia law firm returns from a weekend away, her own photo is plastered all over the newspapers' front page proclaiming her murder. Anne sets out to find her killer, playing dead in order to stay alive. But her knack for courting trouble makes it almost impossible for Anne to play well with others, defend the lawsuit, and fight her urge to sleep with the enemy.
Will Besting is sent to an institution meant to help patients with crippling phobias. He and six others take turns in mysterious fear chambers, and though they feel emboldened afterwards, they also start developing strange side effects.
I'm sure you have all been properly prepped by your English teachers for the release of The Great Gatsby this month! Excited??? But don't forget the other movies out in theaters and on DVD in May, including Epic, Beautiful Creatures and Struck by Lightning.
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