Reality Check

Reality Check

Peter Abrahams

Mystery & Thrillers / Children's Books / Young Adult

QB of the varsity football team. Passing grades in all his classes. Dating the hottest - and smartest - girl at school. Summer job paying more than minimum wage. Things in Cody's world seem to be going pretty well. Until, that is, his girlfriend, Clea, is sent off to boarding school across the country, and a torn ACL ends his high school football career. But bad things come in threes - or in Cody's case, sixes and twelves - and the worst is yet to come. While limping through town one day, Cody sees a newspaper heading: "Local Girl Missing." Clea, now his ex, has disappeared from her boarding school in Vermont, and the only clue is a letter she sent to Cody the morning of her disappearance. With that as his guide, Cody sets out to find out what happened. Once in Vermont, he unearths the town's secrets - and finds out that football isn't the only thing he's good at. Reality Check is another edge-of-your-seat suspense novel by the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author of Down the Rabbit Hole.
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Behind the Curtain

Behind the Curtain

Peter Abrahams

Mystery & Thrillers / Children's Books / Young Adult

In echo falls you never know what's coming next -- and everyone has a secret. Things are amiss at 99 Maple Lane: Ingrid's dad's job is in jeopardy, but he won't explain why. Ingrid's brother, Ty, is getting buff -- really buff -- but when Ty starts getting moody, Ingrid wonders if there's more to his physical fitness than lifting weights. Meanwhile, Ingrid's beloved soccer coach is replaced by an icy newcomer named Julia LeCaine, who seems a little too savvy to be in it for the postgame pizza. True to her hero, Sherlock Holmes, Ingrid begins fishing around to find out who's really pulling the strings in Echo Falls. But one morning, while en route to the dreaded MathFest, Ingrid is kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a car. Even if she escapes, will anyone believe her story?In this sequel to Down the Rabbit Hole a clever young girl learns that mysterious forces are at work in her town -- and exposing them could put her life in jeopardy.
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Revolution Number 9

Revolution Number 9

Peter Abrahams

Mystery & Thrillers / Children's Books / Young Adult

Blake Wrightman died during the Vietnam War. Not on a Southeast Asian battlefield, but on an American college campus. He died the day the bomb he planted at an anti-war protest claimed a small boy's life--and forced Blake Wrightman to vanish. Now, after twenty-years as "Charlie Ochs," Cape Cod lobsterman, Blake finds out that the feds are closing in. But a vengeful G-man gives Charlie a choice: face the music or help smoke out the beautiful hardcore radical who seduced him into the anti-war movement back in the '60s. So begins a long, strange trip for the former Blake Wrightman, as he revisits the scene of a deadly revolution that didn't end with the Vietnam War--and is about to claim a few more casualties. . . .From the Paperback edition.
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Hard Rain

Hard Rain

Peter Abrahams

Mystery & Thrillers / Children's Books / Young Adult

Hailed by Stephen King as "my favorite American suspense novelist," Peter Abrahams who is also known as Spencer Quinn, author of the Chet and Bernie Mysteries, delivers a gripping thriller about a woman caught up in a conspiracy spawned at the 1969 Woodstock Festival Los Angeles single mother Jessie Shapiro restores paintings for a living, but ever since her divorce from unfaithful musician Pat, she can barely make ends meet. One weekend, Pat fails to bring their ten-year-old daughter, Kate, home. When Jessie goes to his Venice Beach house, she hears a disturbing cut-off message on his answering machine and discovers strange foreign words written in big block letters on his kitchen blackboard. Then her life is threatened. The police are dragging their feet, so Jessie embarks on her own search for Kate. Her quest takes her across the country and across decades, from the drug haze of Woodstock to the lethal jungles of Vietnam to the highest echelons of...
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Tongues of Fire

Tongues of Fire

Peter Abrahams

Mystery & Thrillers / Children's Books / Young Adult

A chilling and explosive tale of revenge set in the Middle East from acclaimed suspense novelist Peter Abrahams, aka Spencer Quinn, author of the Chet and Bernie Mysteries After his unit is decimated in the Israeli war, Lieutenant Isaac Rehv returns to Haifa to find his family savagely murdered. Torn apart with grief and rage, he vows that his enemies—and the enemies of Israel—will pay. Months later, Rehv, who is a former literary scholar and professor of Arabic literature, has moved to America and is waiting tables at a local café in Manhattan. There, a chance encounter with a member of the Israeli resistance called Haganah and a botched assassination attempt will sow the seeds of a brilliantly orchestrated revenge plot. As Rehv prepares to unleash his secret weapon on an unsuspecting Islamic world, a terrorist watch group, led by a former CIA agent named Krebs, follows his every move. But Krebs may be too late to prevent the coming...
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Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

Peter Abrahams

Mystery & Thrillers / Children's Books / Young Adult

From Publishers WeeklyStarred Review. In his first novel for kids, bestselling author Abrahams unspools a tale that fittingly gets curiouser and curiouser. The story shines on audio via a fine performance by Siegfried. As 13-year-old Ingrid Levin-Hill, Siegfried uses a youthful voice to convey the protagonist's age-appropriate blend of smarts, awkwardness and stubborn streak. Budding thespian and sudden amateur sleuth (who idolizes Sherlock Holmes) Ingrid finds herself in the middle of both the community theater production of Alice in Wonderland and a local murder mystery. Will her connection to the deceased be discovered? Does the creepy new actor-director in town have something to do with it all? Listeners will stick with Ingrid to find out—and may well gather some of their own theories—in this satisfyingly suspenseful outing. The fresh dialogue and believable small-town setting will tempt fans to visit Echo Falls again for any sequels. Ages 10-up._ (Apr.)_ Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From School Library JournalGrade 6-9–An avid reader of Sherlock Holmes, Ingrid Levin-Hill, 13, is also a fleet-footed soccer player with a knack for stage acting–skills that come in handy when she finds herself caught in a police investigation following the murder of an eccentric woman. The deceased was associated with the Prescott Players, a local theater troupe in which Ingrid lands the title role in a production of Alice in Wonderland. Plot scenes incorporate play rehearsals, family life, middle school, and soccer games along with plenty of intriguing twists and mounting tension. Taking courage from her crusty grandfather, who refuses to sell his farm to an affluent developer, Ingrid acts with aplomb as she secretly undertakes a series of suspenseful adventures to track down the killer. She also maintains the cool-headedness to enjoy the friendship of the police chief's son, Joey Strade, while keeping the officers who'd like to question her at bay. Ingrid's poise, however, is tempered by her self-doubt and troubled dreams, making her a believable human. She and the other main characters are all solidly drawn, including the newest member of her family, a droopy-eyed dog named Nigel. Deft use of literary allusions and ironic humor add further touches of class to a topnotch mystery._–Susan W. Hunter, Riverside Middle School, Springfield, VT_ Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood Street

Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood Street

Peter Abrahams

Mystery & Thrillers / Children's Books / Young Adult

Robbie Forester always knew life wasn't fair, but she never thought she could do anything about it—until one day when a powerful charm comes into her possession and guides her, her friends, and her dog Pendleton on the path to justice. Unfortunately, the path has gotten dangerous, and Robbie and her friends find themselves in a menacing world of thievery, arson, big yachts, and even bigger bank accounts. Will Robbie and her band of thieves end up in more trouble than they ever could have imagined?
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The Outlaws of Sherwood Street: Giving to the Poor

The Outlaws of Sherwood Street: Giving to the Poor

Peter Abrahams

Mystery & Thrillers / Children's Books / Young Adult

A modern-day Robin Hood by a New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author!Robbie Forester has learned the hard way that life isn't fair. So have her friends Ashanti, Silas and Tut-Tut. But Robbie and her friends—who call themselves the Outlaws of Sherwood Street—want to change that.When Sheldon Gun, an evil business man, ends up killing Silas's father so he can build a new apartment complex in Brooklyn, the Outlaws know it's up to them to make Sheldon Gun pay. With street smarts, Silas's inventions, and a little help from a charm bracelet, these friends know they can take on Sheldon Gun and win—at least, they hope so. If not, they may end up just like Silas's dad. This story is filled with action, adventure, social justice and great friends—and is especially relevant during our current economy and the rise of the Occupy Everywhere movement. Perfect for fans of young detectives like Nancy Drew, Enola Holmes, and Gilda...
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The Fury of Rachel Monette

The Fury of Rachel Monette

Peter Abrahams

Mystery & Thrillers / Children's Books / Young Adult

A woman must untangle a dark enigma that dates back to World War II in order to find her kidnapped son in this riveting international thriller from Peter Abrahams, aka Spencer Quinn, author of the Chet and Bernie Mysteries Rachel Monette arrives home to a scene of unspeakable violence: Her French-born husband, Dan, is dead—the victim of a savage stabbing—and her five-year-old son is missing. A neighbor claims she saw a rabbi taking Adam away. But there are no synagogues in Williamstown. The only clue is a letter Rachel finds in Dan's safety deposit box. Written in 1942, it's about the reassignment of three German soldiers to a place called Camp Siegfried in the supposedly unoccupied western part of North Africa. Convinced that the murder and abduction are related to a book Dan recently completed about German-occupied countries during World War II, Rachel travels to North Africa and then on to Israel, where a mass murderer hiding in...
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Into the Dark

Into the Dark

Peter Abrahams

Mystery & Thrillers / Children's Books / Young Adult

In Echo Falls, secrets buried in the past don't always stay there.An idyllic day of snowshoeing on Grampy's land with Joey Strade turns out to be less than idyllic when thirteen-year-old super sleuth Ingrid Levin-Hill stumbles upon a body lying in the snow. This discovery sends the town of Echo Falls into a tailspin in which secrets long hidden are revealed and Grampy gets sent to jail. While Ingrid works to clear Grampy's name and uncover what really happened to the man in the snow, she discovers even more secrets she wishes she never knew. Just like the character Gretel, whom Ingid is playing in the Prescott Players' production of Hansel and Gretel, Ingrid must go deep into the darkness to find the truth. In the third book in the Edgar Award-nominated and national bestselling Echo Falls series, Peter Abrahams's talent for building suspense shines as Ingrid embarks on her most harrowing adventure yet.
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Pressure Drop

Pressure Drop

Peter Abrahams

Mystery & Thrillers / Children's Books / Young Adult

A thrilling adventure set in the world of underwater diving from acclaimed suspense novelist Peter Abrahams, aka Spencer Quinn, author of the Chet and Bernie Mysteries Deciding on her thirty-ninth birthday that a baby is the best present she could give herself, single Manhattan public relations executive Nina Kitchener makes an appointment to undergo artificial insemination at the Human Fertility Institute. Nine months later, the nightmare begins. Just hours after she gives birth, someone kidnaps her infant son from the nursery. The police aren't helping, the fertility institute has shut down, and Nina believes that the only way to find her baby is to learn the identity of the sperm donor. Nina's hunt for answers leads her to the Bahamas and the rich, reclusive Standish family who funded the institute. But Nina isn't the only one investigating them. Joining forces with divorced ex–Navy SEAL and deep-sea diver Nate Matthias, Nina is unprepared for...
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