Someone has stolen a page from a rare book in the New York Public Library. At least, that's what Devlin's friend Liza thinks she's seen, but she can't be sure. Any other kid might not see a crime here, but Devlin Quick is courageous and confident, and she knows she has to bring this man to justice--even if it means breathlessly racing around the city to collect evidence. But who is this thief? And what could the page--an old map--possibly lead to? With her wits, persistence, and the help of New York City's finest (and, okay, a little bit of help from her police commissioner mother, too), Dev and her friends piece the clues together to uncover a mystery that's bigger than anyone expected--and more fun, too.
|Series:||Devlin Quick Mysteries Series , #1|
|Edition description:||THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY|
|Product dimensions:||5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.81(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Linda Fairstein is an American author and former Manhattan Assistant District Attorney in charge of the sex crimes unit. She is best known for her Alexandra Cooper series inspired by her time in the district attorney's office. Some of the more recent books in the series include Death Angel, Terminal City, and Devil's Bridge. Her first book, Final Jeopardy, was published in 1996. In 2010 she was won the Silver Bullet Award from the International Thriller Writers.
Hometown:New York, New York and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:May 5, 1947
Place of Birth:Mount Vernon, New York
Education:B.A., Vassar College, 1969; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1972
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've read all of Linda Fairstein's Alexandra Cooper novels and enjoyed every one. I wanted to see how she handled Young Adult Fiction so I read Into the Lion's Den. I'm so impressed! I'm 69 years old and would love to see my three year old granddaughter become such a smart and independent girl. I'm sure her mother would be less excited about the prospect.
Some really interesting questions here. A young person sees what appears to be a crime, the removal of a page from a valuable book in the library. Bu the adults aren't convinced. So, three intrepid young people do the detective work to figure out who did it and how. And not without danger and interesting sources of information. Fun characters, both younger and older. A good read.