Who Killed Darius Drake? : A Mystery: A Mystery by Rodman PhilbrickWho Killed Darius Drake? : A Mystery: A Mystery by Rodman Philbrick

Who Killed Darius Drake? : A Mystery: A Mystery

byRodman Philbrick

Hardcover | September 26, 2017

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In award-winner Philbrick's new page-turning mystery, Arthur "Bash Man" is the school thug, paid with candy to bully and threaten other students. When genius orphan Darius Drake employs Arthur to help him discover the origin of a suspicious threat, written in blood, they uncover a mystery that involves Darius's estranged grandfather, who was imprisoned for forging evidence in a search for a long-lost diamond necklace worth millions. The boys make the dangerous decision to search for the jewels themselves -- and in the process, they discover that the car crash that killed Darius's parents was not an accident at all. Who will be next?

Where are the diamonds? And who is stalking the boys? In his first mystery for children, Philbrick delivers yet another suspenseful, unpredictable tale filled with twists and turns that will leave readers breathless.
Rodman Philbrick's The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg was chosen as a Newbery Honor Book, and his novel Zane and the Hurricane has received numerous starred reviews and was honored on the 2015-2016 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. His first book for young readers, Freak the Mighty, was an immediate bestseller and continues ...
Title:Who Killed Darius Drake? : A Mystery: A MysteryFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:192 pages, 8.53 × 5.77 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.53 × 5.77 × 0.68 inPublished:September 26, 2017Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545789788

ISBN - 13:9780545789783

Appropriate for ages: 8


Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Big Dark"A riveting, credible, and even inspiring vision of life just after the apocalypse." --Kirkus Reviews"A fast pace, pulse-pounding premise, and approachable first-person narration." --Booklist"Philbrick (Zane and the Hurricane) weaves an absorbing tale about the breakdown of contemporary civilization, the return to chaotic vigilante justice, and the strength of kindness and community." -- Publishers WeeklyPraise for Zane and the Hurricane2015-2016 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List*"Vivid descriptions of the toxic waters, the commotion at the Superdome, and racial tension are handled factually yet sensitively." --School Library Journal, starred review*"An appropriately serious and occasionally gruesome tale of surviving Hurricane Katrina, buoyed by large doses of hope and humor."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review*"Zane's first-person account is tense and authentically youthful as the group paddles through the flooded streets of New Orleans seeking refuge." --Publishers Weekly, starred reviewPraise for The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. FiggA Newbery Honor Book*"The horror of war and injustice of slavery ring clearly above the din of playful exaggerations." --Publishers Weekly, starred review