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Into the Lion's Den
by Linda Fairstein


Overview - Watch out, Nancy Drew--Devlin Quick is smart, strong, and she will DEFINITELY close the case in this thrilling new mystery series for girls and boys from New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein

Someone has stolen a page from a rare book in the New York Public Library.
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Overview
Watch out, Nancy Drew--Devlin Quick is smart, strong, and she will DEFINITELY close the case in this thrilling new mystery series for girls and boys from New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein

Someone has stolen a page from a rare book in the New York Public Library. At least, that's what Devlin's friend Liza thinks she's seen, but she can't be sure. Any other kid might not see a crime here, but Devlin Quick is courageous and confident, and she knows she has to bring this man to justice--even if it means breathlessly racing around the city to collect evidence. But who is this thief? And what could the page--an old map--possibly lead to? With her wits, persistence, and the help of New York City's finest (and, okay, a little bit of help from her police commissioner mother, too), Dev and her friends piece the clues together to uncover a mystery that's bigger than anyone expected--and more fun, too.

With all of the heart-pounding excitement that made her internationally bestselling Alexandra Cooper series a hit, Linda Fairstein paves the way for another unstoppable heroine . . . even if she is only twelve.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780399186431
  • ISBN-10: 0399186433
  • Publisher: Dial Books
  • Publish Date: November 2016
  • Page Count: 320
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

Series: Devlin Quick Mysteries

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Action & Adventure - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Law & Crime

 
BookPage Reviews

Friends race to solve a bookish mystery in the library

A red flag goes up for Devlin Quick when she learns that a rare map has been stolen from the New York Public Library. A modern-day version of Nancy Drew, Sherlock Holmes and a bit of Encyclopedia Brown, 12-year-old Devlin enlists the help of friends Booker and Liza, as well as her grandmother Lulu, to do some major sleuthing. Clues seem to point in the direction of an upcoming exhibition. As Devlin and her friends prepare to attend, they have no idea how things will unfold, especially when Devlin’s sleuthing impulses kick into high gear.

Into the Lion’s Den, the first book in bestselling author Linda Fairstein’s Devlin Quick Mysteries, wraps education and detective work into one delightful literary package. The action-packed, first-person story is full of informational tidbits on beloved authors (Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, Jane Austen), cartographers, New York library history and much more. With a balanced mix of well-defined characters, engaging dialogue, cliffhanging chapters and unexpected scenes, this book is nothing less than one riveting read.

Into the Lion’s Den has high reader appeal, reaching out to young mystery enthusiasts and beyond.

 

This article was originally published in the November 2016 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

 
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