For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Nobody’s There from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon.
Furious at her father for breaking up their family, Abbie Thompson acted without thinking and got arrested for malicious mischief. Now the judge has assigned her to volunteer in a program that matches teens with the elderly. But Abbie doesn’t get just any elderly person. She gets Edna Merkel, a cranky, difficult woman who’s a member of the town’s crime prevention group. In fact, Mrs. Merkel is too active a member, and after she brags that she’s on to something big, she is attacked and ends up hospitalized. Suddenly the private investigator game is real, and only Abbie—with the help of Mrs. Merkel’s indecipherable notebook—can figure out who did it. But will Abbie get to the assailant before the assailant gets to her?
“Fast-paced and involving.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Well drawn and distinct…Nixon’s fans will no doubt enjoy.” –School Library Journal
“Another great mystery.” –VOYA
"An engaging suspense story with diverse characters, plenty of plot twists, and a satisfying ending." — Booklist
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 Yearling Oct 31, 2012| 208 Pages| Middle Grade (10 and up)| ISBN 9780307823434