She begins a journey that leads her back to a different world and time. She methodically finds and meets the seven surviving suspects/students, as well as the teacher's widow. If she's right and one of them is the killer, she might just find herself in harm's way. Of course, her mother Margaret is back, listening to her beloved oldies, as are Adriana's best friend Billy Feldman and her cat Furball. And Detectives Ramirez and Coyne are back, too, as skeptical as ever. She still hates Facebook, doesn't want to know what Twitter is, and marches to the very loud beat of her own drummer.
A cook's tour of current and old Hollywood, Murder at the Masquers is funny, fast-paced, suspenseful, and a valentine to out-of-step teens. And, as usual, Adriana Hofstetter will not stop until she figures out who the killer is.
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This is the fourth Adriana Hofstetter book and it's as much fun as the first three. My thirteen-year-old daughter and I love these books - Adriana is such a role model for young teens and I couldn't ask for my daughter to have a better one. In this new book, Adriana has just turned sixteen and is doing a report on an unsolved murder from the sixties of a respected but sometimes loathsome acting teacher. But she can't just write the report - the more she reads and delves into the case the more she believes that someone has gotten away with murder. Through sheer guile she gets the wonderful detectives Ramirez and Coyne to show her the case file, and from there she uses the dreaded Facebook and begins finding many of the acting teacher's then-students who are still alive. Don't want to really give more away, other than to say the recurring characters are as wonderfully drawn as ever - Adriana's mother, her BFF Billy, the detectives, her cat, and in a wonderful reprise, one of the characters from the previous book, who is as hilarious here as he was there. If you don't know this series, discover it. If you have a teen, especially female, shove the Hofstetter books into their hands. They're short, the plotting is neat and tidy, the laughs come frequently, and neither my daughter or I have yet to guess one of the murderers.