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Truly Devious

Maureen Johnson

Johnson's (Shadow Cabinet, 2015) suspenseful new mystery series is set at the prestigious Ellingham Academy founded in the 1930’s by the eccentric tycoon Albert Ellingham. The school is known for its exceptional students and the fact that it was the scene of one of the country's most notorious unsolved crimes. Shortly after it opened, Ellingham’s wife and daughter were kidnapped and then presumably murdered. The only real clue was a mocking riddle signed by “Truly, Devious.” Eighty years later, Stephanie "Stevie" Bell, a true-crime buff, begins her first year at Ellingham with one goal in mind: to solve the cold case. When "Truly Devious" makes a surprise return and starts killing again, Stevie must outsmart the murderer before she becomes the next victim!