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The Cipher

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The Cipher by John C. Ford
Feb 24, 2015 | ISBN 9781101622612

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“The Cipher is an exciting tale with a twist ending that teens will enjoy.” —School Library Journal

“Plenty of suspense and high-tech high jinks.”  —Kirkus

“Ford (The Morgue and Me) weaves a twisty, paranoid tale of technology, secrets, and lies” —Publishers Weekly

PRAISE FOR JOHN’S FIRST BOOK, THE MORGUE AND ME:“Fast-paced and full of red herrings, it’ll keep you guessing.” —The New York Post“A chance to get in on the ground floor of what appears to be a promising career in crime fiction.” —The Los Angeles Times “A terrific debut. Christopher Newell is the most realistically and comically awkward teenager ever to solve a crime.” —The Detroit News“A dark and stellar debut . . . . Ford spins a tale that’s complex but not confusing, never whitewashing some of the harsher crimes people commit. The result is a story that holds its own as a mainstream mystery as well as a teen novel.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review  “Ford’s unpredictable curveballs and switcheroos never relent. A satisfyingly grim departure from the usual squeaky-clean teen sleuthing.” —Booklist

An Edgar Award nominee

An Agatha Award nominee

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