Tuesday, May 6, 2008

2008 Edgar Award Winner

On May 1st the 2008 Edgar award winners were announced (mystery awards named after Edgar Allen Poe - for more information see the Mystery Writers of America website). The nominees for Best Juvenile mystery were:

And the winner is... The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh

Jack Perdu, a ninth-grade Classics prodigy, lives with his father on the Yale University campus. Smart and introverted, Jack spends most of his time alone, his nose buried in a book. But one winter evening, a near-fatal accident changes Jack's life forever.

His father sends him to see a mysterious doctor in New York City - where Jack hasn't been since his mother died there eight years ago. In Grand Central Terminal, he meets Euri, a girl who offers to show him the train station's hidden places - the ones only true urban explorers really know about. Eight flights below the station, however, Jack discovers more than just hidden tracks and mysterious staircases. He has stumbled upon New York's ghostly underworld. This, Jack believes, is his chance to see his mother again. But as secrets about Euri's past are revealed, so are the true reasons for Jack's visit to the underworld.

Come in to the library today and check out one of these great mysteries!

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