Sundays With Ingrid
“Hey,” says Spence. “The Florida Times-Union has a piece today on the five best girl sleuths since Nancy Drew, and one of them is:”
Peter Abrahams, a master at plotting and suspense, has won awards and nominations for all three of his Echo Falls mysteries. Ingrid, a spunky 13-year-old, plays soccer, performs in local theater and reads Sherlock Holmes. In “Down the Rabbit Hole,” the first book, which won the 2005 Agatha Award for Children’s and Young Adult Mysteries and a 2006 Edgar Young Adult nomination, Ingrid tracks the killer of a reclusive woman. The story reflected the change occurring in children’s and young adult books at that time. The age range for young adult was dropping from 13 to about 10 and violence was becoming more realistic.
“Into the Dark,” the third book and a 2008 Agatha nominee, is the most gripping so far. Ingrid needs to clear her grandfather of a murder charge. She tracks clues, hones her deductive abilities, and, finally, confronts the killer in an explosive climax. Ages 10 and older. – June Weltman
Tags: Echo Falls Series
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