Closed for the Season

Closed for the Season

by Mary Downing Hahn


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A contemporary thriller by the bestselling author of The Old Willis Place.

Two 13-year-old boys, Arthur and Logan, set out to solve the mystery of a murder that took place some years ago in the old house Logan's family has just moved into. The boys' quest takes them to the highest and lowest levels of society in their small Maryland town, and eventually to a derelict amusement park that is supposedly closed for the season.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547398532
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 09/06/2010
Pages: 182
Sales rank: 129,137
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

MARY DOWNING HAHN is the Edgar Award-winning author of many popular ghost stories and mysteries, including Deep and Dark and Dangerous and The Old Willis Place. A former librarian, an avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland with her two cats, Oscar and Rufus.

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Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery

“As always, [Hahn] is brilliant at establishing tone—eerie, creepy and surreal. The ‘cold case’ mystery, the over-the-top fun of the Magic Forest scenes and the even darker mysteries of friendship and school life will make this a sure hit.”—Kirkus Reviews   “Another well-done, action-packed mystery from Hahn. . . . Just the right amount of frightening and dangerous elements to entice readers.”—School Library Journal

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Closed for the Season 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 190 reviews.
volt55b More than 1 year ago
Closed for the Season is an azming book by Mary Downing Hahn. If you like suspense, mystery, and murder, this is for you! Buy this book!
Jeanne-Marie Dolce More than 1 year ago
this is a wonderful mystery that just makes you want to keep reading. i would highly reccomend this book to all people that enjoy mysterys.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
New to the neighborhood, Logan isn't exactly thrilled when Arthur, the weird kid next door, bustles over to welcome him. Right away, Logan can tell that Arthur is going to be a challenge. The other less than thrilling thing that Logan learns about his new home is that its previous owner, Myrtle Donaldson, was murdered. How come his parents didn't check out something like that before they agreed to buy the rundown place? At least it's summer vacation, so Logan has time to get to know the place before he's thrust into making friends at school. He's not much of an athlete, and if his past school experiences are any indication, making friends with the cool kids will probably be a disaster. When Arthur shows up on Logan's doorstep and offers to show him around, he guesses his friendship is better than nothing. The two end up having a lot in common and finding Myrtle Donaldson's killer turns them into a sort of crime-fighting team. The murder, the possibility of the killer's involvement in embezzlement, and the bulldozing of a local, historic amusement park all combine for some great adventure. Normally law-abiding Logan find himself following the lead of reckless Arthur as they investigate Logan's musty attic, the local library, and the overgrown grounds of Magic Forest. They are clever and creative enough to discover some clues that lead them into some dangerous territory. Mary Downing Hahn is a master of mystery. As the author of novels for young people, she captures the spooky atmosphere of the old amusement park and the excitement of the chase as she reveals the clues to the years old murder mystery. CLOSED FOR THE SEASON is an excellent addition to any middle grade mystery collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great book i cried and laughed through the whole book. I couldnt put it down! My heart may have dropped throughout the book too!! I wish there was another book for it. Overall it was the best book i have ever read. Perfect for ages 8-12
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love marys books thanks 2 my friend olivia
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was so good and exciting. If you like page turners this is a book for you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the most amazing book i have read!The book has amazing twist and spooky parts in the beginning middle and end of the book!This is a very interesting book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book a lot because of the plot and it was definitely a little different than other books because of the story. This book was really fast-paced and easy to read. I couldn't put this book down because it was so suspenseful!
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This book is really good so far people should read this! You will have goosebumps!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book to read 4 a easy grade
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved every book that i have read by her!!!! This book was amazing just like the others by mdh!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this book its not Ebook though... Its paper kind and its from a book-fair like last year but i was never inststed un it so its not nessesary to buy it when u already have it as a book.
jgoeller More than 1 year ago
An outstanding middle grade mystery. Well written, with memorable characters and lots of suspense. Fun for adult readers, too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awsome. It was scary and suspenesful. I spelled that wrong didnt l?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How awesome is this book. It will leave you hanging on every chapter! Very suspenceful!
cristinaCH More than 1 year ago
This was a great book that made you not want to stop reading. You just want to take it all in at once. Logan and Arthur take t the mistery of Logan's house muder and the closing of the amusement park. Read it, it's worth it. -Cristina Vazquez. Timber Creek High School Class of 2014
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Closed for the Season" by Mary Downing Hahn is an exciting thriller about a tween who moves into a house in a town he dosen't even want to be associated with. But one thing he didn't know: someone was killed in his basement. The murder victim had worked at an old amusement park, and was accused of stealing the park's income. Now it's up to him and his new niehbor/friend to clear her name and put her killer behind bars. Read to find out how it all turns out in Mary Downing Hahn's "Closed for the Season"! ~A Mudstar Review~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good! Im almost done with it! I have to read it for school as a summer project. It is not scary at all, but more of a mystery. If you like books like the Nancy Drew series, this book is for you! -Blazetail
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I adire this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the amazingest books ever i myself love th book bt my favorite yet is a doll in the garden... honestly all her books are amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great anyone who can read this level of book should read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great mystery to solve and enjoyed reading it.
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