Uncovering Sadie's Secrets: A Bianca Balducci Mystery

Uncovering Sadie's Secrets: A Bianca Balducci Mystery

by Libby Sternberg

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ISBN-13: 9781890862695
Publisher: Bancroft Press
Publication date: 01/01/2003
Series: Bianca Balducci Mystery , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 190
File size: 325 KB

About the Author

Libby Malin Sternberg was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and is still in love with the city of crabcakes, steamy summers, and ethnic neighborhoods. (What’s not to love about a city that names its football team after an Edgar Allan Poe character?)

Libby earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and also attended the summer American School of Music in Fontainebleau, France.

After graduating from Peabody, she worked as a Spanish gypsy, a Russian courtier, a Middle-Eastern slave, a Japanese Geisha, a Chinese peasant, and a French courtesan--that is, she sang as a union chorister in both Baltimore and Washington Operas, where she regularly had the thrill of walking through the stage doors of the Kennedy Center Opera House before being costumed and wigged for performance. She also sang with small opera and choral companies in the region.

Alas, singing didn’t pay all the bills so she turned to writing, working in a public relations office and then as a freelancer for various trade organizations and small newspapers.

During a period of self-unemployment, she took her sister’s advice and decided to pursue an unfulfilled dream--writing fiction. Her first young adult novel, Uncovering Sadie’s Secrets, was a nominee for the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe award from Mystery Writers of America. The second in that mystery series was released in hardcover in November 2004. A third mystery in the series was released in 2008. She's also written a historical YA mystery, The Case Against My Brother. She is the author of two women's fiction books (writing as Libby Malin)--Loves Me, Loves Me Not and Fire Me!--and is under contract for a third. All of her books have received critical acclaim.

For many years, she and her family lived in Vermont, where she worked as an education reform advocate, contributed occasional commentaries to Vermont Public Radio and was a member of the Vermont Commission on Women.

She is married, with three children, and now resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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Uncovering Sadie's Secrets: A Bianca Balducci Mystery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book a year ago and loved it!! Then I read it again this year and loved it even more!! I'm about to read the second book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading the book Uncovering Sadie's secret. The book had me out of my seat wondering what would happen next. Once I started reading I could not put this book down I would definatley recommend this book to anyone like me who enjoys mystery novels!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a fascinating story. At first it seemed like one of those boring books where the main characters go to the mall all day and do their little teen-age chit chat thing, but then as I started getting into the book, it became exciting and adventurous. With each turn of the page I became more interested and alert of what was happening in the book. This was an excellent mystery. 'A fine present for the female Harry Potter croud.' I couldn't have written that story better and I recommend it to everybody.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When my mom and I went to the library to pick up some books for the summer, my mom came up to me with 'Uncovering Sadie's Secrets'. I really didn't want to read it and I knew it would just be like one of those boring old books that drones on and on, or so I thought. This book only took me a couple of hours to read due to the fact that it never dulled and always kept me interested. For people that want a fascinating mystery without murders and guns, this is the book for you. I recommend this book to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book 5 days ago and i loooved it it is an amazing book i wiukd recomend it to any tween-teen if they don't mind a little swearing here and there across the page. I have read the second and am know reading the third book and i have been so hooked on these books that i have been able to read them in 2 days about eeach i wish she had written more of them in the series they are awesome and i recomend them to anyone who likes harry potter, nancy drew, and the hardy boys and any other mystery loving fans.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!