You Don't Have a Clue by Sarah Cortez
Latino Mystery Stories for Teens

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From missing girls to kidnappings and dismembered bodies, the teens in this collection deal with every kind of mystery imaginable.

A young girl finds herself living with her “family,” though she has no memory of them or who they claim she is. A geek at a prestigious public high school finds himself working with his very attractive arch-rival to solve the mystery of a severed, bloody arm that appears inexplicably in his locker. And Mike’s life sucks when his parents split up, but it gets worse when his best friend is abducted by a thug shot by Mike’s dad, a police officer.

The teens in these stories deal with situations typical to all young adults, including attractions and first sexual encounters, problems with family and friends, aspirations for academic and personal excellence.

Set in schools and communities from New York City to Venice Beach, California, there’s something here for everyone. With aliens, ghosts and even an Aztec goddess making appearances, these suspenseful stories by Latino writers will keep you hooked until the last page is turned.
 

About Sarah Cortez

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Sarah Cortez holds degrees from Rice University, the University of Texas-Austin, and the University of Houston. Her work has previously appeared in literary magazines, anthologies, and chapbooks. How to Undress a Cop is her first collection of poetry. Sergio Troncoso is a graduate of both Harvard College and Yale University and the author of"The Last Tortilla and Other Stories" and "The Nature of Truth: A Novel", the former also published by the University of Arizona Press.
 
Published April 30, 2011 by Arte Público Press. 321 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Narvaez’s hilarious and memorable “Hating Holly Hernandez” or the bloody, eye-gouging battle with alien fugitives in Mario Acevedo’s leadoff “No Soy Loco.” Along with scary tales of murder, attempted murder and kidnapping, less violent crimes solved by young detectives include stolen auto parts, ...

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Cortez has drawn on her extensive crime-fighting experience to edit her latest anthology, “You Don't Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens.” It's a collection of 18 gritty, edgy stories by regional and nationally renowned authors that keenly incorporate the complex rites of passages teens...

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