The Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher

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...readers should sympathize with the girls as an innocent bit of espionage lands them in some serious hot water.
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Fans of the humor and clever clues in the Sammy Keyes books will enjoy The Wig in the Window, first in Kristen Kittscher’s funny middle-grade mystery series.
 
Best friends and seventh graders Sophie Young and Grace Yang have made a game out of spying on their neighbors. On one of their midnight stakeouts, they witness a terrifying, bloody scene at the home of their bizarre middle-school counselor Dr. Charlotte Agford (also known as Dr. Awkward).
 
At least, they think they do. The truth is that Dr. Agford was only making her famous pickled beets. But when Dr. Agford begins acting even weirder than usual, Sophie and Grace become convinced that she’s hiding something—and they’re determined to find out what it is.
 
Soon the girls are breaking secret codes, being followed by a strange blue car, and tailing strangers with unibrows and Texas accents. But as their investigation heats up, Sophie and Grace start to crack under the pressure. Will solving the case destroy their friendship?

 

About Kristen Kittscher

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Kristen Kittscher graduated from Brown University with a degree in comparative literature. She taught middle and high school English for several years and is currently a writing tutor in Pasadena, CA, where she lives with her husband. You can visit her on Facebook and Twitter and at www.kristenkittscher.com.
 
Published June 18, 2013 by HarperCollins. 373 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

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on Aug 05 2013

...readers should sympathize with the girls as an innocent bit of espionage lands them in some serious hot water.

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Kirkus

Good
on Apr 04 2013

Reminiscent of the ever-compelling film Rear Window, this appealing and often spine-tingling tale will leave its audience wishing for more.

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