From New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a dead homecoming queen, a school-wide scandal, and a Twittercidal maniac on the loose...
When Hartley Grace Featherstone, newest reporter on the school newspaper, is assigned to cover the biggest cheating scandal to rock Herbert Hoover High, she's a little nervous about letting her editor down. And not just because he's super hot. Hartley is determined to get to the bottom of exactly how Sydney Sanders, frontrunner for Homecoming Queen, obtained stolen answers to their Precalculus midterm. Luckily, Sydney agrees to meet with Hartley. Unluckily, when Hartley arrives at Sydney's home, Sydney is dead—drowned in her own swimming pool while in the act of tweeting!
Now it's up to Hartley to find out who wanted Sydney silenced. Was it a jealous homecoming rival, a bitter boyfriend, the ex-best friend she got suspended? Or did the stolen test answers lead to Sydney's Twittercide? Between dodging Mom and her new online dating habits, tailing shady suspects, and a little midnight breaking and entering, Hartley better watch her back... before the killer strikes again!
Note: This book was formerly published under the title Social Suicide
Hartley Grace Featherstone Mysteries:
Deadly Cool – book #1
Killer Looks – book #2
Wicked Games – book #3
"Irreverently funny voice... wicked pace... explosive conclusion!"
"Halliday balances the comedy and suspense notes well, keeping her characters intriguing and her narrative bright. Suspenseful fun."
~ Kirkus Reviews
"This fun and outrageous mystery is a perfect mix of humor and horror that will have readers laughing while they try to figure out 'whodunit.'"
~ School Library Journal
"I absolutely adore this series and these characters... it's smart, funny and full of heart."
~ The Book Life
Rating: This book does not contain any scenes with graphic gore, violence, or sexual content. Its rating would be similar to a PG13 movie or Hallmark Channel mystery. Themes encountered by real teens are explored (including academic pressures and cheating on exams), while keeping the overall rating and content appropriate for younger- and pre-teens. Consequences are shown for behaviors, and negative actions are not glorified.
About the Author
Gemma Halliday is the New York Times, and USA Today bestselling author of several cozy mystery and suspense thriller novels. Gemma's books have received numerous awards, including a Golden Heart, two National Reader's Choice awards, a RONE award for best mystery, and three RITA nominations. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her large, loud, and loving family.