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If looks could kill / Jeanne Lazo.

By: Lazo, Jeanne.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Corona, CA : Stargazer Pub., c2005Description: 152 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 097137564X :; 9780971375642.Subject(s): Artists -- Juvenile fiction | Portraits -- Juvenile fiction | Mystery and detective storiesSummary: On Halloween night, four children find a dead body wearing red shoes in the local cemetery, and decide to investigate the murder when the shoes reappear a week later in a painting displayed at the local art gallery.
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CML Adolescent Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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On Halloween night, four children find a dead body wearing red shoes in the local cemetery, and decide to investigate the murder when the shoes reappear a week later in a painting displayed at the local art gallery.

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Gr 5-8-Cutting through the graveyard on Halloween night, four 14-year-old friends stumble across a dead body. The incongruous bright red shoes on the murdered woman point to a clue, and soon Priggs, Fawn, Art, and Tucker are on the case. The shoes lead the teens to a temperamental new artist in town, and when a second body turns up, Priggs puts on her Nancy Drew hat and does some additional sleuthing on her own. She manages to get herself in and out of danger several times as she gets closer and closer to the real killer. As the friends investigate, they also tackle a school project that involves unraveling another puzzle in the graveyard that goes back to Civil War days. The reading level as on the back of the book is noted as 4.5, which would indicate that it is appropriate for struggling readers. However, they may be bothered by the sometimes flowery prose ("an air of haughtiness that drowns my senses," for example). Also, the Civil War mystery isn't well integrated into the murder mystery.-Lynn Evarts, Sauk Prairie High School, Prairie du Sac, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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