Bestselling author Maureen Johnson’s Truly Devious trilogy is a hilarious and inspiring whodunit that weaves together the story of a cold case from 1936 and the story of teen sleuth Stevie Bell in the present. The Truly Devious box set includes all three paperbacks in the series and is perfect for gift-giving and binge reading.
The Truly Devious case–an unsolved kidnapping and triple murder that rocked Ellingham Academy in 1936–has consumed Stevie for years. It’s the very reason she came to the Academy. But after she arrives, more students turn up dead. Teen detective Stevie is on the case until she solves every mysterious death–from the past and the present.
Praise for Truly Devious:
“Parallel mysteries unfold with cleverly written dialogue, pate-turning brilliance, and a young sleuth as captivating as Hercule Poirot.” —USA Today
“The Agatha Christie-like ecosystem pairs with lacerating contemporary wit. A multilayered, modern detective story.” —The New York Times Book Review
Praise for The Vanishing Stair:
“Take it from the world’s most impatient reader: If the Truly Devious series is basically one long mystery book, The Vanishing Stair is middle part so enjoyable you won’t even want to skip to the end.” —Entertainment Weekly
Praise for The Hand on the Wall:
“A richly satisfying, Poirot-like ending for Johnson’s inspired and inspiring teen sleuth.” —Kirkus Reviews
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)