Drawing a Blank: Or How I Tried to Solve a Mystery, End a Feud, and Land the Girl of My Dreams

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HarperCollins, Apr 25, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 326 pages

I don't know how this happened

One day I'm snug in my loner existence at Carnegie Mansion School, and the next I'm tramping through the Scottish wilderness looking for my dad. Who's been kidnapped. Because of a feud that started in medieval times. Or something. Suffice it to say, I never paid too much attention because I thought the whole thing was some twisted figment of my dad's imagination.

Now my only company is a wannabe cop who just might be my superhero dream girl. And if I don't deliver some piece of mysterious "proof" to the kidnappers, my dad is toast. I've got my fair share of issues with my dad, but I don't really want to see him burned to a crisp.

Anyway, you in?

This is not the first time I've been wrong about something.

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User Review  - Merryann - LibraryThing

A delightful story that defies being pigeonholed in one genre. Yes, it's a mystery. It's also a romance. It's a travel story. A tale of adventure. A school story, and a coming of age tale. I loved the ... Read full review

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User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

One I was skimming for potential inclusion on my mysteries booklist. I got halfway through and decided not to bother with the second half. The writing is juvenile, the comic is terrible, and the main ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Daniel Ehrenhaft is the author of many books for teens, including the Edgar Award-winning Wessex Papers (under the pseudonym Daniel Parker), Dirty Laundry, and Drawing a Blank.

Author Daniel Ehrenhaft met illustrator Trevor Ristow at Columbia University in the early 1990s. There they founded a subversive guerrilla film and art collective known cryptically as E.N.R. They can now be found in New York City, where they continue to foment artistic revolution and creative mayhem whenever possible.

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