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The vanishing stair

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New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller!

In New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson's second novel in the Truly Devious series, there are more twists and turns than Stevie Bell can imagine. No answer is given freely, and someone will pay for the truth with their life.

The Truly Devious case--an unsolved kidnapping and triple murder that rocked Ellingham Academy in 1936--has consumed Stevie for years. It's the very reason she came to the academy. But then her classmate was murdered, and her parents quickly pull her out of school. For her safety, they say. She must move past this obsession with crime.

Stevie's willing to do anything to get back to Ellingham, be back with her friends, and solve the Truly Devious case. Even if it means making a deal with the despicable Senator Edward King. And when Stevie finally returns, she also returns to David: the guy she kissed, and the guy who lied about his identity--Edward King's son.

But larger issues are at play. Where did the murderer hide? What's the meaning of the riddle Albert Ellingham left behind? And what, exactly, is at stake in the Truly Devious affair? The Ellingham case isn't just a piece of history--it's a live wire into the present.

Praise for Book One:

"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 special? There's that same sense of magic in the introduction of teen Sherlock-in-training Stevie Bell." --USA Today (four stars)

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

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series Truly devious
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subject_facet Boarding school students -- Fiction, Boarding schools -- Fiction, Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Murder -- Fiction, Mystery and detective stories, Schools -- Fiction, Vermont -- Fiction, Young adult fiction
title_display The vanishing stair
title_full The Vanishing Stair, The Vanishing Stair / Maureen Johnson, The vanishing stair / Maureen Johnson
title_short The vanishing stair
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topic_facet Boarding school students, Boarding schools, Cold cases (Criminal investigation), Murder, Mystery, Mystery and detective stories, Schools, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult Fiction, Young adult fiction