Partners in Crime (Sleuth or Dare Series #1)

Partners in Crime (Sleuth or Dare Series #1)

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by Kim Harrington
     
 

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Whodunit? When best friends Darcy and Norah have to create a fake business for a school assignment, they come up with a great idea: a detective agency! Darcy loves mysteries, and Norah likes helping people, so it's a perfect fit. But then their pretend agency gets a real case. Someone is missing, and it's up to Darcy and Norah to take on the search. Unfortunately,…  See more details below

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Whodunit? When best friends Darcy and Norah have to create a fake business for a school assignment, they come up with a great idea: a detective agency! Darcy loves mysteries, and Norah likes helping people, so it's a perfect fit. But then their pretend agency gets a real case. Someone is missing, and it's up to Darcy and Norah to take on the search. Unfortunately, there's someone else out there who doesn't want the two detectives stirring up any trouble. . . . With the help of hidden clues, spy gadgets, and trusted friends, can Darcy and Norah crack the case in time?

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PRAISE FOR KIM HARRINGTON'S CLARITY

*“Harrington's well-developed characters and tight plot are simultaneously charming, realistically complex, and intriguing. . . . Clare is a teen detective for the 21st century."
– Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The suspense begins on the first page . . .” – SLJ

"Harrington writes Clare as an appealing character with whom readers easily can identify.” – Kirkus

Children's Literature - Melissa Rife
When Norah and Darcy create a mock website for a detective agency for school, they have no idea concerning the mischief that is about to fall into their laps. Although the web site isn't real, someone really wants their help and sends them a mysterious email asking them to find their sister. After first finding the source of the anonymous email within their class, they begin to work a real case and search for a real missing person. In the process of investigating, they also get to know more about their classmates, from fashionista Fiona Fanning to class crush Zane Munro. Harrington does an excellent job creating a mystery that is easy enough for younger readers to follow, but actually builds throughout the book to a real life solution. In spite of occasional unnecessary scenes, the vocabulary is simple and the dialogue is realistic for the age group. The biggest complaint would be that there is a subplot left with a loose end. Although this seems to be intended to lead the reader into the next book in the series, it feels more like a subplot that is left unsolved. There isn't enough information about the subplot to draw the reader to the next book and there is also too little for it to be a fleshed-out subplot in this book alone. Overall, the book is entertaining and a great beginning of a new series for young girls. Reviewer: Melissa Rife

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545463119
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Series:
Sleuth or Dare Series , #1
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
692,442
File size:
781 KB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Kim Harrington is the acclaimed author of CLARITY, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant readers, and PERCEPTION, which Kirkus Reviews called "a smart, paranormal mystery ride." She is also the author of the middle-grade series Sleuth or Dare. Kim lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son. When not writing, she's most likely reading, watching one of her favorite TV shows, or fantasizing about her next vacation. Visit her online at www.kimharringtonbooks.com.

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Partners in Crime 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has many twists and turns i recommend this book for all ages there are suprises , scary events and mysteries that will have you saying,whodunit? This book is a thriller that had me reading from front to back:) :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love mysteries they are somtimes scary,shocking,or diffrent. But this book is all off the above.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book for girls going into middle school. The book will keep you on you toes till the end. Best book i read in awhile
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!! It's really good and I am going to read the 2 and 3 soon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy it. It is a wonderful book about two best friends trying to make a fake company for a school project. They make a mystery company.They make a real website for it for extra credit. And when the go to delete the website. Someone emailed a real mystery.READ TO FIND OUT MORE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is super amazing & is one if my favorite books if all time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U need to read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get this book! If u dont ur missin out. This book is the bomb it has 179 pages which is good if u like somewhaat long books. It has great suspense and will keep u at the edge of ur seat trust me this is something youll wanna read
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Wow thanks kaitee!! - D"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is is a great story line and it is very halarious! It may be a lower reading level but is still AWESOME!!!
Stardust_Fiddle More than 1 year ago
What began as a seventh-grade school presentation by polar-opposite best friends Darcy Carter and Norah Burridge soon turns into a real-life situation. The girls designed a website advertising detective services under the name Partners in Crime, and shortly afterward, someone emails them and asks for help finding their twin sister. The new detective duo decides to take on the case, their first, and what follows is a grade-A adventure. Throw in some threats and suspense and a surprising ally, and this story becomes an exciting journey full of technological thrills and perhaps a hint of puppy love. With the Sleuth or Dare books, Kim Harrington creates a new girls detective series for modern readers. “Partners in Crime” is similar to a twenty-first-century Nancy Drew and is very relatable for middle-grade readers, particularly girls. This book is narrated in the first person by Norah, which enhances the relevance for readers. Given that Norah and Darcy are so different and yet best friends who stick together and help others their own age, there is also a strong message of loyalty and friendship. These two main characters complement each other very well, and they take a stand against bullying while dealing with typical situations, both in school and at home, that face contemporary middle-school students. Norah and Darcy prove that being intelligent and unique and not necessarily belonging to the popular, “in” crowd is ok and has rewarding benefits. The use of technology such as cell phones and the Internet, coupled with teenage lingo, ensures that the plot will be applicable to young readers. Also, several of the chapters have mildly frightening cliff-hanger endings, and the end of the story leads into book two, “Sleepover Stakeout.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book i have ever read! The other books in the series are twice as good
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