The vanishing stair / Maureen Johnson.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: When Stevie Bell is finally able to return to Ellingham Academy after identifying the culprit in the murder of a classmate, she begins to wonder if the case was really resolved and attempts to uncover the truth about the school's founder.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Stevie Bell seemed to be on the cusp of the decades-old kidnapping and murder of Albert Ellingham's family. But a classmate's murder-- which Stevie solved-- convinced her parents to pull her out of Ellingham Academy. Then politician Edward King arrives at her house to offer a deal: he will bring Stevie back to Ellingham if she will play nice with his son, David, a fellow classmate. King is in the midst of a campaign and can't afford his son stirring up trouble. Stevie knows she can solve the riddles behind the Ellingham murders, but discovers that moving forward will mean hurting someone she cares for. -- adapted from jacket
    • Notes:
      Sequel to: Truly Devious.
    • ISBN:
      0062338080
      9780062338082
    • Accession Number:
      2018959001
    • Accession Number:
      on1031579828
      1031579828
    • Accession Number:
      fay.645490
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      JOHNSON, M. The vanishing stair. [s. l.]: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019. ISBN 0062338080. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645490. Acesso em: 7 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Johnson M. The Vanishing Stair. Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645490. Accessed December 7, 2019.
    • APA:
      Johnson, M. (2019). The vanishing stair. Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645490
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Johnson, Maureen. 2019. The Vanishing Stair. Truly Devious Series: 2. Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645490.
    • Harvard:
      Johnson, M. (2019) The vanishing stair. Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers (Truly Devious series: 2). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645490 (Accessed: 7 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Johnson, M 2019, The vanishing stair, Truly Devious series: 2, Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, viewed 7 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Johnson, Maureen. The Vanishing Stair. Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645490.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Johnson, Maureen. The Vanishing Stair. Truly Devious Series: 2. Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645490.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Johnson M. The vanishing stair [Internet]. Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 7]. (Truly Devious series: 2). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645490

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 January #1

When true-crime-obsessed teenager Stevie Bell made surprising headway on Ellingham Academy's infamous 80-year-old cold case, she wasn't expecting one of her classmates to turn up dead and another to vanish. But in Truly Devious? (2018), they did, and now Stevie's parents have pulled her out of school, far away from mysteries both past and present. Stuck, at least, until she gets an offer she can't refuse from a man with plenty of ulterior motives. But for this single-minded sleuth, nothing is more important than Ellingham's secrets. In this second trilogy installment, Johnson gives and she takes away: a few major mysteries are satisfying solved, but other long-standing riddles remain tantalizingly indecipherable, and several new ones come into play by the enigmatic end. That Johnson handles all these plots without stalling her tale or relying on shock value to hook her audience is a testament to her skills as a storyteller. Readers, hang tight: there's one more round to come, and if the signs are right, it'll be to die for. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Fall

In this absorbing continuation of [cf2]Truly Devious[cf1], amateur gumshoe and anxiety-sufferer Stevie Bell is still trying to solve both the eighty-year-old cold case at Ellingham Academy and her classmate's recent murder. As Stevie continues her investigation, Johnson judiciously doles out some satisfying partial answers to the historical case while (presumably) saving the big reveals for the next installment. This fulfilling second volume will gratify serious mystery fans. Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2019 #2

In this absorbing continuation of Truly Devious (rev. 1/18), amateur gumshoe and anxiety sufferer Stevie Bell is still trying—from afar, her parents having removed her from Ellingham Academy at the end of the first book—to solve both the eighty-year-old cold case at Ellingham and the recent murder of one of her classmates. (While Johnson skillfully weaves in critical plot points from Truly Devious, this is a true sequel, so reading the previous book is highly recommended.) After being returned to the Ellingham campus by a surprising ally, Stevie continues her investigation, focusing on the mysterious contents of an old tea tin she discovered in the room of a potential suspect. As the pieces of the past puzzle slowly come together, Stevie finds herself overwhelmed in the present when a shocking tragedy occurs—concluding book two. Johnson judiciously doles out some satisfying partial answers to the historical case while (presumably) saving the big reveals for the next installment. This fulfilling second volume will gratify serious mystery fans; and many readers will enjoy seeing themselves reflected in Stevie's diverse and eccentric group of friends. jennifer hubert swan March/April 2019 p 84 Copyright 2019 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.