Down the Rabbit Hole

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Harper Collins, 31.03.2009 - 448 Seiten

"My all-time favorite. Astonishing." (Stephen King)

Down the Rabbit Hole is the first book in the Echo Falls mystery series by bestselling crime novelist Peter Abrahams. Perfect for middle school readers looking for a good mystery.

Welcome to Echo Falls, home of a thousand secrets. In Down the Rabbit Hole, eighth grader Ingrid Levin-Hill is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or at least her shoes are. And getting them back will mean getting tangled up in a murder investigation as complicated as the mysteries solved by her idol, Sherlock Holmes.

With soccer practice, schoolwork, and the lead role in her town's production of Alice in Wonderland, Ingrid is swamped. But as things in Echo Falls keep getting curiouser and curiouser, Ingrid realizes she must solve the murder on her own—before it's too late.

"Deft use of literary allusions and ironic humor add further touches of class to a topnotch mystery," said School Library Journal. "Intriguing twists." Publishers Weekly agreed: "The fresh dialogue and believable small-town setting will tempt fans to visit Echo Falls again."

The next book in this Edgar Award-nominated series in Behind the Curtain, followed by Into the Dark.

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Nutzerbericht  - susan259 - LibraryThing

While the solution to the mystery is a little obvious, Ingrid is a great spunky sleuth, and the lack of mysteries for tweens and teens makes me hope we will see a lot more of her. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - rgruberexcel - LibraryThing

RGG: Not too edgy, but lengthy enough to be a solid mystery. Ingrid has a real life with typical middle school issues. Reading Interest: 12-14. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Seite 135 - Singing of Mount Abora. Could I revive within me Her symphony and song, To such a deep delight 'twould win me, That with music loud and long, I would build that dome in air, That sunny dome ! those caves of ice ! And all who heard should see them there, And all should cry, Beware ! Beware ! His flashing eyes, his floating hair ! Weave a circle round him thrice, And close your eyes with holy dread, For he on honey-dew hath fed, And drunk the milk of Paradise.
Seite 123 - Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.
Seite 316 - How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
Seite 136 - I say that we are wound With mercy round and round As if with air: the same Is Mary, more by name. She, wild web, wondrous robe, Mantles the guilty globe, Since God has let dispense Her prayers his providence: Nay, more than almoner, The sweet alms' self is her And men are meant to share Her life as life does air.
Seite 122 - ... the least notice of her going, though she looked back once or twice, half hoping that they would call after her. The last time she saw them they were trying to put the Dormouse into the teapot. "At any rate, I'll never go there again," said Alice, as she picked her way through the wood. "It's the stupidest tea party I ever was at in all my life.
Seite 186 - Why didn't you call?" "Because I want to verify something first. I'll be in by ten. We'll talk then." "Rhodes hasn't shown up yet, but I'm waiting for the guy." "It might be better to let it go, Hank. Let me talk to these people first." She closed her phone, clipping it to her belt as she got out of the car and walked to the front door. A radio was on, and she could hear music filtering down the hallway from the kitchen. When she knocked on the door, the music stopped. "Who's there?
Seite 225 - It droppeth as the gende rain from heaven Upon the place beneath: it is twice bless'd; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes...
Seite 48 - A Scandal in Bohemia," Holmes says, "It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data.
Seite 27 - Joey was in their grade, a big pudgy kid with a cowlick that stood up at the back of his head like a blunt Indian feather. He was also — key fact popping up suddenly in Ingrid's mind — the son of Gilbert L. Strade, chief of police. "Katherinc Kovac,
Seite 117 - Have you guessed the riddle yet? ALICE: I give up. What's the answer? HATTER: I haven't the slightest . . . "Hello, Ingrid.

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Über den Autor (2009)

Peter Abrahams is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five books, including the Edgar Award-winning Reality Check, Bullet Point, and the Echo Falls series for middle graders. Writing as Spencer Quinn, he is also the author of the Chet and Bernie series—Dog on It, Thereby Hangs a Tail, and To Fetch a Thief. He and his wife live in Massachusetts with their dog, Audrey.

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