Nine Liars

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Katherine Tegen Books
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About the Author

Maureen Johnson nació en Filadelfia, pero no tardó en escaparse a Nueva York a estudiar literatura y teatro en la Universidad de Columbia. Durante el proceso, sirvió hamburguesas en compañía de científicos locos y esqueletos parlantes en Nueva York, trabajó en un restaurante de Picadilly Circus y bailó junto a cinco tigres en Las Vegas. Ha escrito más de una veintena de libros que abarcan los más diversos géneros, desde novela romántica a policiaca. En nuestro país ha publicado, con una excelente acogida de prensa y público, Suite Scarlett, Trece sobres azules y El caso Vermont, el primer título de la trilogía ambientada en el internado Ellingham. Es una de las autoras para jóvenes más versátiles y originales de la actualidad.


While fans of Johnson's Truly Devious trilogy (and there are many) will undoubtedly be eager for this spinoff, Stevie's summertime exploit both stands alone and adds compelling layers to the established characters--an impressive feat. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Johnson builds on the success of her NYT-bestselling Truly Devious series with this standalone spinoff that blends mystery and horror conventions in a summer-camp setting--perfectly timed for summertime campfires. --Booklist (starred review)
Sardonic sleuth Stevie Bell returns in this engaging stand-alone sleepaway camp thriller, a follow-up to Johnson's Truly Devious trilogy. Johnson's kinetic descriptions join towering cliffhangers as chapters switch between 1978 and the present day, and Stevie's search turns deadly. Johnson includes a winning crew of returning characters . . . the friend group sustains entertaining rapport as Stevie navigates personal and public histories. --Publishers Weekly
It's always a pleasure to watch smart, resourceful Stevie piece together a puzzle. Mystery fans will relish this standalone novel in the 'Truly Devious' -universe.--School Library Journal
The Box in the Woods is an excellent, cleverly braided, no punches pulled story leavened with humor. It's worth reading for the great rapport between the fully-fleshed characters of Stevie, queer black crafts-mad Janelle, and the sardonic uber-nerd Nate alone. A great summer read!" --AuthorLink
If the beginning of the storyline reads like a Scooby Doo script it's done in honest homage, and is just as much fun, if admittedly darker and more complex than anything Shaggy and team would have tackled. That there's also a deep emotional current running through the book as Bell's finely developed sense of empathy for the friends of the dead is revealed sets the story apart. A challenging and satisfying mystery, this is one you'll be shaking the sand out of come September. --Mountain Times
Praise for TRULY DEVIOUS: "Be still, my Agatha-Christie-loving beating heart." --Bustle
"Jumping between past and present, Johnson's novel is deliciously atmospheric, with a sprawling cast of complex suspects/potential victims, surprising twists, and a dash of romance. As in her Shades of London books, Johnson remains a master at combining jittery tension with sharp, laugh-out-loud observations." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Remember the first time reading Harry Potter and knowing it was something special? There's that same sense of magic in the introduction of teen Sherlock-in-training Stevie Bell. Parallel mysteries unfold with cleverly written dialogue, page-turning brilliance and a young sleuth just as captivating as Hercule Poirot." --USA Today (four stars)
Praise for THE BOX IN THE WOODS: Johnson's hallmark charming humor and lovable characters provide a robust foundation for another cracking mystery, this time ingeniously working with summer camp and locked room mystery tropes. Stevie's relationship with her lifelong anxiety is particularly well portrayed. A fantastic stand-alone mystery companion revisits a much-loved sleuth. - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Johnson gleefully takes a stab at the slasher movie trope by sending her teen detective on a cold case at a summer camp. This satisfying standalone mystery will delight fans of teen horror flicks and true-crime documentaries, as well as those who prefer their mysteries wrapped up after one volume. Here's hoping this highly entertaining volume isn't the last we hear from Stevie Bell. --Horn Book Magazine