Nobody's There

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Random House Children's Books, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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Furious at her father for breaking up their family, Abbie Thompson acted without thinking and got arrested for malicious mischief. Now the judge has assigned her to volunteer in a program that matches teens with the elderly.

But Abbie doesn’t get just any elderly person. She gets Edna Merkel: a cranky, difficult woman who’s a member of the town’s crime prevention group. In fact, Mrs. Merkel is too active a member, and after she brags that she’s onto something big, she’s attacked and ends up hospitalized. Suddenly the private investigator game is real, and only Abbie — with the help of Mrs. Merkel’s indecipherable notebook — can figure out who did it. But will Abbie get to the assailant before the assailant gets to her?

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User Review  - WetheReaders - LibraryThing

It was pleasant and very satisfying to read a traditional whodunit. The contemporary setting sadly coincides with the true to life broken homes and lonesome elderly. A really fun read. The descriptive ... Read full review

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User Review  - simply00complex - LibraryThing

Another fun and exciting mystery from Joan Lowery Nixon. I was right there next to the character trying to solve the case with her. The story unraveled with a great plot, good characters, and some great twists along the way. Recommended for high schoolers. Read full review


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Joan Lowery Nixon is the award-winning and beloved author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the Orphan Train Adventures, the Orphan Train Children, and the Ellis Island series.

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