Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Happy book birthday to THE WIG IN THE WINDOW!

Congratulations to Lucky 13 Kristen Kittscher, whose awesome and fun middle grade mystery THE WIG IN THE WINDOW releases today!

Fans of the humor and clever clues in the Sammy Keyes books will enjoy The Wig in the Window, first in Kristen Kittscher’s funny middle-grade mystery series.
Best friends and seventh graders Sophie Young and Grace Yang have made a game out of spying on their neighbors. On one of their midnight stakeouts, they witness a terrifying, bloody scene at the home of their bizarre middle-school counselor Dr. Charlotte Agford (also known as Dr. Awkward).
At least, they think they do. The truth is that Dr. Agford was only making her famous pickled beets. But when Dr. Agford begins acting even weirder than usual, Sophie and Grace become convinced that she’s hiding something—and they’re determined to find out what it is.
Soon the girls are breaking secret codes, being followed by a strange blue car, and tailing strangers with unibrows and Texas accents. But as their investigation heats up, Sophie and Grace start to crack under the pressure. Will solving the case destroy their friendship?

Kirkus hails The Wig in the Window as a "thrilling debut," claiming "this appealing and often spine-tingling tale will leave its audience wishing for more.” Booklist lauded it as "perceptive and wryly humorous...featuring strong, smart female characters." 

Want to see what some hilarious kids think of The Wig in the Window? Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3NHHiX9XHo and here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iYs3plrdKk

Wig is available at Amazon, your local independent bookstore, and B&N.

Kristen Kittscher was a child neighborhood spy but (allegedly) grew up to be an upstanding citizen, seventh grade English teacher, and writing tutor. A graduate of Brown University, she lives in Pasadena, California with her husband, Kai, and their hyperactive lab mix. Her debut novel The Wig in the Window, the first in a new mystery series from HarperCollins Children’s Books, comes out June 18, 2013

Visit kristenkittscher.com to investigate more about her and Young & Yang's next adventure, The Tiara on the Terrace.

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