The Box in the Woods

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It’s summer, and Stevie Bell is fresh off of solving a famous cold case at her Vermont boarding school, Ellingham Academy. The excitement has died down, and she’s back in her hometown working the deli counter for the summer, until she gets a message from Carson Buchwald, the new owner of a camp called Sunny Pines. Sunny Pines isn’t just any camp—it’s the place where another famous cold case, The Box in the Wood Murders, took place in the 1970s, and Carson wants Stevie to come work the case and develop a podcast about it. Soon enough, Stevie and some of her best friends from Ellingham are at Sunny Pines, back in the midst of murder, intrigue, and sleuthing.

Following Stevie and her friends as they work on solving the Box in the Wood Murders is just as thrilling and delightful as following their adventures in the Truly Devious novels. Johnson excels once again at artfully weaving past and present storylines together to create a mystery that will have readers on the edge of their seats. The camp setting offers a new set of challenges for Stevie and her friends, and their characters accordingly deepen. After The Box in the Woods, readers will find themselves hoping once again for more tales of Stevie Bell’s detective work.


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Author Maureen Johnson
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date 15-Jun-2021
ISBN 9780063032606
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Issue July 2021
Category Young Adult
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