Poison Most Vial by Benedict Carey
A Mystery

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Murder in the lab! The famous forensic scientist Dr. Ramachandran is stone-cold dead, and Ruby RoseÆs father is the prime suspect. ItÆs one more reason for Ruby to hate the Gardens, the funky urban neighborhood to which she has been transplanted. Wise but shy, artistic but an outsider, Ruby must marshal everything and everyone she can to help solve the mystery and prove her father didnÆt poison his boss. Everyone? The list isnÆt too long: thereÆs T. Rex, RubyÆs big, goofy but goodhearted friend; maybe those other two weird kids from class; and that mysterious old lady in the apartment upstairs, who seems to know a lot about chemistry . . . which could come in very handy.

About Benedict Carey

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Benedict Carey, a former Los Angeles Times writer and current New York Times science section writer, was a math and physics major in college, so he knows his geometry. Hoping to ignite a passion for math in his own kids, Benedict decided to craft a smart and action-packed story for middle-grade readers that uses math lessons to solve the mysterious disappearance of their math tutor. He and his wife and children live in a suburb of New York City.
Published April 1, 2012 by Amulet Books. 239 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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The slow unfolding of the mystery borders on lethargic, but the realistic heroine, her odd (but not quirky) supporting cast and the distinctive nature of the mystery save this at-times-intoxicating brew.

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Armed with the knowledge the her father is innocent and the determination to find the truth, Ruby enlists the help of Rex and a couple other students, as well as the Window Lady in apartment 921, who seems to know an awful lot about toxins.

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Ruby, Rex and Mrs. Whitmore all work together to find out who killed Dr. Ramachandran.

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Review: Middle school student Ruby Rose comes to the aid of her father, a janitor at a local university, who is accused of killing a world renown scientist, in Poison Most Vial, a stand-alone mystery for young readers by Benedict Carey.

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