Case Closed: Stolen from the Studio

Lauren Magaziner (Author)


Lauren Magaziner's hilarious and high-stakes middle grade series gets a touch of Hollywood glamor Pick-your-own-path and puzzle-packed mystery collide in this star-studded sequel in which the reader must help Carlos and his friends solve the disappearance of a famous teen actress.

In this wildly entertaining and interactive adventure, YOU pick which suspects to interview, which questions to ask, and which clues to follow. You pick the path--you crack the case

Carlos Serrano needs your help--again His mother has received an urgent assignment to find the missing star of a wildly popular TV show, but she won't let Carlos investigate

With his genius friend, Eliza, and her little brother, Frank, along for the case, Carlos is excited to examine the studio for clues and interrogate suspects on the set of Teen Witch, but he has to keep his detective work hidden from his mother's laser-sharp gaze. And just like before, he can't do it without you

Can you help Carlos and his friends solve the puzzles and stay out of trouble long enough to save Layla Jay? Or will it be case closed?

--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Product Details

$7.99  $7.35
Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date
April 14, 2020
5.1 X 1.1 X 7.5 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Lauren Magaziner is the author of Case Closed: Mystery in the Mansion, Wizardmatch, Pilfer Academy, and The Only Thing Worse Than Witches. She is originally from New Hope, Pennsylvania, and she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she writes full-time. Lauren is also a secret undercover international detective--but don't blow her cover. You can visit Lauren at


"The 'choose your own adventure' format adds a fun twist, offering readers different options, like whom to interview, what to examine, and which clues to follow. An entertaining romp that will appeal to fans of humorous mysteries."--School Library Journal
PRAISE FOR LAUREN MAGAZINER: "Humorous and engaging."--ALA Booklist
★ "...readers will banish themselves from the ordinary world to finish this book in a flash."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
" ...Lauren Magaziner fashions a rich and compelling alternative reality."--Chicago Tribune
"The kids' slowly forming friendship has real grace and authenticity...Eva Ibbotson fans will appreciate the quirky humor."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
" ...hilarious, light-hearted debut would be a great read-aloud for middle grade classrooms."--Library Media Connection