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VOYAAnalytical Bianca Balducci and her best friends, Kerrie and Sadie, are back to entertain readers in this sequel to Uncovering Sadie's Secrets (Bancroft, 2002). This time Bianca finds herself smack in the middle of a case involving art forgery and theft at a local museum where Sadie works part-time. When Bianca's private eye sister, Connie, is hired to investigate the crime, the plot thickens. Unfortunately the chief suspect is Hector, a museum security guard and Sadie's new love interest. Further complicating matters, Sadie and Kerrie are not getting along, forcing Bianca to mediate between them, and Bianca's boyfriend Doug seems to be paying far too much attention to Kerrie while Neville, a suave English boy, is trying to sweep Bianca off her feet. This lively and captivating mystery is even more fun than the first. In spite of all her worries, brave Bianca manages to solve the mystery just in time to come to the rescue of Connie, who has been kidnapped by the criminal. In spite of a few confusing twists, the plot comes together nicely in the end, with the forger having been caught, Bianca and Doug having made up, and Kerrie and Sarah getting along again. Bianca is as loveable as ever, and female readers will identify with her frustration concerning her family members, her friends, Doug, and of course, the upcoming Mistletoe Dance. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2004, Bancroft Press, 192p., and Trade pb. Ages 11 to 15.