For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Murdered, My Sweet from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon.
Jenny Jakes and her mother, a famous mystery writer, travel to San Antonio to see their cousin, Arnold Harmony, who’s made his fortune in the chocolate business. Harmony, an eccentric millionaire, wants his will read publicly before he dies; since everyone wants a piece of the pie, this announcement causes quite a stir. When Harmony’s son is murdered just before the reading, Jenny’s mother decides to spring into action as a real-life detective. But Jenny’s mother doesn’t have a clue about solving a real crime, so it’s up to Jenny to use her wits, not only to save her mother’s reputation, but also to keep herself from being killed.
“Another solid Nixon mystery without too much violence and lots of suspense.” –Booklist
“Jenny’s covering for her mother is funny.” –Kirkus Reviews
From the Paperback edition.
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“Her fans will be right at home.”—Publishers Weekly
“Another solid Nixon mystery. Young teens will delight in Jenny’s deft cover-up of her mother’s detective deficiencies and the touch of light romance.”—Booklist
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About Joan Lowery Nixon
“In every story I write I give a great deal of thought to the main character, because the story is his, or hers. The direction of the story is determined by the main character’s ambitions and reactions. The main character… More about Joan Lowery Nixon
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers Oct 31, 2012| 208 Pages| Middle Grade (10 and up)| ISBN 9780307538697