Twisted Summer

Twisted Summer

Willo Davis Roberts

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

A girl searches for the truth when two of her classmates are caught in the crosshairs of a murder mystery in this Edgar Award­–winning novel from Willo Davis Roberts.Cici expected the summer to be special. She had no idea it would change her life forever. Two kids, two lives, ruined before they even began. One, a girl, dead—strangled in an empty cabin. The other, a boy, spending the rest of his life in jail for her murder. To Cici, it all seems so unreal. These were kids she had grown up with, whom she had known. She can't believe Brody Shurik could have murdered Zoe Cyrek. Something's going on here, and Cici's going to find out exactly what it is. But Cici has an even harder time believing what she uncovers. Could the murderer really be someone close to her? Maybe even a member of her family? And if Cici's on the right track, could she become the murderer's target?
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The Pet-Sitting Peril

The Pet-Sitting Peril

Willo Davis Roberts

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

Pet-sitter Nick finds himself up to his ears in dogs, cats, and danger in this thrilling mystery from three-time Edgar Award–winning author Willo Davis Roberts.Nick is excited to earn money by pet-sitting for the residents of the Hillside Apartments. What could be easier than feeding cats and walking dogs? But he wasn't expecting an Airedale twice his size...or a hissing, sharp-clawed cat named Eloise. And he's definitely not prepared for the strange happenings at the apartment building: light bulbs that mysteriously burn out, gasoline stored near flammable materials, and two small fires. Can Nick figure out what's really going on before it's too late?
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Surviving Summer Vacation

Surviving Summer Vacation

Willo Davis Roberts

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

A family vacation quickly goes awry in this fast-paced and funny mystery novel from Willo Davis Roberts. Winner of the Edgar Award!Twins Lewis and Allison are excited to join their new neighbors for an awesome vacation: they’ll be driving to Yellowstone in a motor home, seeing all the fantastic sights, getting to know the Rupe family…the trip should be a blast. It turns out to be anything but.First they discover that the Rupes have no interest in nutrition, manners, or their children. Even worse, a couple of strange men seem to be following them. Could they have something to do with the one-hundred-dollar bills little Billy Rupe keeps finding in the motor home? Lewis is afraid the answer is yes—and his fear is not unfounded...This novel was originally published as The Absolutely True Story…How I Visited Yellowstone Park With the Terrible Rupes.
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The Old House

The Old House

Willo Davis Roberts

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

From three-time Edgar Award–winning author Willo Davis Roberts comes the "instantly compelling" (Kirkus Reviews) classic mystery, originally published as Buddy Is a Stupid Name for a Girl, about a young girl who unravels her family's deepest, darkest secrets.All Buddy ever wanted was a normal family. But with her mother dead, her father missing, and her brother on the road searching for him, Buddy has a hard time believing it will ever happen. Instead she's living with relatives she hardly knows who resent her for reasons she can't figure out. They think everything about her is strange, especially her name. Despite all this, Buddy clings to the hope that her father is out there, somewhere, and that her brother will find him so they can be a family again. Until then will Buddy find a way to accept her new life and figure out the mystery behind her relatives' disapproving stares?
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What Could Go Wrong?

What Could Go Wrong?

Willo Davis Roberts

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

Gracie and her cousins find themselves in the midst of a summer vacation gone awry in this thrilling adventure from three-time Edgar Award–winning author Willo Davis Roberts.Everyone thinks Charlie is nothing but trouble, since bad things tend to happen whenever he's around. But Gracie knows better. Now both kids have the chance to fly with their other cousin Eddie from Seattle to San Francisco without any adults. Gracie's father isn't sure the trip is a great idea, but Gracie's not worried. What could go wrong? Then things begin to go wrong...very wrong! Is it just Charlie's bad luck following them? Or have Gracie and her cousins stumbled into something more dangerous than they could have ever imagined?
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Pawns

Pawns

Willo Davis Roberts

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

Teddi is determined to protect the elderly neighbor who took her in after she lost her parents in this fast-paced mystery from Edgar Award­–winning author Willo Davis Roberts.Teddi has recently been orphaned and she now lives with her kindly, older next door neighbor, Mamie. The times they share and the safety Teddi feels are precious. Then trouble appears in the form of Dora, Mamie's daughter-in-law. Not only did Mamie not know that Dora was expecting a baby, she didn't even know that her recently dead son had been married. Something seems out of sync and Teddi is determined to find out why.
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Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job

Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job

Willo Davis Roberts

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

A bestselling classic mystery about a baby-sitter who is kidnapped along with the three kids she is watching from three-time Edgar Award–winning author Willo Davis Roberts. "A solid adventure with more than a few spine-tingling moments" (Booklist).From the moment she set eyes on the three Foster kids, Darcy knew being their baby-sitter would be no picnic. But the pay was twice her usual rate, and the job was only for a few hours a day—surely an experienced baby-sitter like her could handle it. But Darcy hadn't counted on the mysterious things that started happening at the Fosters' home after she took the job. She did everything a good baby-sitter was supposed to do: she didn't let the stranger claiming to be from the gas company into the house and she called the police when the burglar alarm went off in the middle of the afternoon. But that wasn't enough to prevent a baby-sitter's worst nightmare from coming true. Now it's up to Darcy to rescue the...
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Hostage

Hostage

Willo Davis Roberts

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

A young girl and her neighbor are kidnapped during a burglary gone awry in this hair-raising and fast-paced thriller from three-time Edgar Award–winning author Willo Davis Roberts.Sixth-grader Kaci Drummond longs for excitement and to be noticed just as her sister Jodie is for dancing, or her brother Jeff is for playing the piano. Shortly after her family moves to a new house, Kaci returns home in the middle of the school day and stumbles upon a burglary. The robbers kidnap her, and when a nosy neighbor suspects that something is wrong and tries to help, they take her as well. Kaci quickly discovers that the elderly woman not only has some good ideas, but also helps them both keep up their courage. Can the two hostages band together to escape their captors?
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The Girl with the Silver Eyes

The Girl with the Silver Eyes

Willo Davis Roberts

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

Katie Welker is used to being alone. She would rather read a book than deal with other people. Other people don't have silver eyes. Other people can't make things happen just by thinking about them! But these special powers make Katie unusual, and it's hard to make friends when you're unusual. Katie knows that she's different but she's never done anything to hurt anyone so why is everyone afraid of her? Maybe there are other kids out there who have the same silver eyes . . . and the same talents . . . and maybe they'll be willing to help her.
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Megan's Island

Megan's Island

Willo Davis Roberts

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

From critically acclaimed author Willo Davis Roberts comes an Edgar Award–winning classic mystery about a twelve-year-old girl on the run with her family.Pack up and leave? Tonight? When Megan has just one week of school left before summer vacation? Something doesn't seem right. Megan is used to moving. After all, she's moved a dozen times in her twelve years. But this time, something is different. They're leaving in the middle of the night, and Megan doesn't even have a chance to say good-bye to her best friend. What's worse, Megan can tell her mother is frightened. It's almost as if they're running away from something. But from what?
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Scared Stiff

Scared Stiff

Willo Davis Roberts

Young Adult / Children's Books / Mystery & Thrillers

This bestselling classic mystery filled with "clever sleuthing" (Publishers Weekly) by two brothers looking for information about their missing mother from three-time Edgar Award­–winning author Willo Davis Roberts is a thrilling roller coaster ride of a read.Rick and Kenny's Pa was right all along—troubles really do happen in threes. First Pa's truck was robbed, then Pa ran off, leaving Rick, Kenny, and Ma to fend for themselves, and now Ma has disappeared, too! Rick knows Ma would never leave them on purpose—but then, where is she? Waiting in Uncle Henry's trailer park doesn't seem to be getting them any closer to figuring out what happened. Instead the brothers, along with their new friends Connie and Julie, head to the abandoned Wonderland Amusement Park next door to search for answers. But what they find inside sends them on the most terrifying roller coaster ride of their lives. Could whoever took Ma be after them as well?
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