Annal: 2007 Edgar Allan Poe Award® for Best Juvenile

Results of the Edgar Allan Poe Award® in the year 2007.

Book:Room One: A Mystery or Two

Room One: A Mystery or Two

Andrew Clements

Ted Hammond loves a good mystery, and in the spring of his fifth-grade year, he’s working on a big one. How can his school in the little town of Plattsford stay open next year if there are going to be only five students? Out here on the Great Plains in western Nebraska, everyone understands that if you lose the school, you lose the town.

But the mystery that has Ted’s full attention at the moment is about that face, the face he sees in the upper window of the Andersons’ house as he rides past on his paper route. The Andersons moved away two years ago, and their old farmhouse is empty, boarded up tight. At least it’s supposed to be.

A shrinking school in a dying town. A face in the window of an empty house. At first these facts don’t seem to be related. But Ted Hammond learns that in a very small town, there’s no such thing as an isolated event. And the solution of one mystery is often the beginning of another.

Book:The Case of the Missing Marquess

The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery

Nancy Springer

When Enola Holmes, the much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared—on her 14th birthday nonetheless—she knows she alone can find her. Disguising herself as a grieving widow, Enola sets out to the heart of London to uncover her mother’s whereabouts—but not even the last name Holmes can prepare her for what awaits. Suddenly involved in the kidnapping of the young Marquess of Basilwether, Enola must escape murderous villains, free the spoiled Marquess, and perhaps hardest of all, elude her shrewd older brother—all while collecting clues to her mother’s disappearance!

A remarkable debut of a new mystery series by two-time Edgar Award-winning author Nancy Springer.

Book:Gilda Joyce: The Ladies of the Lake

Gilda Joyce: The Ladies of the Lake

Jennifer Allison

Zany Gilda Joyce leaves her wacky disguises at home but brings all of her psychic and investigative skills with her as she sets out to investigate a mysterious death at a Catholic girls' school. Is Our Lady of Sorrows really haunted by the ghost of Dolores Lambert? Or is the student body suffering from group hysteria? Solving this mystery will put Gilda in more danger than she ever imagined—and will take all of her brashness, bravery, and smarts.

Book:Snatched

Snatched: The Bloodwater Mysteries

Pete Hautman, Mary Logue

From award-winning author Pete Hautman and Mary Logue comes a lively mystery series.

When high school student Alicia Camden suddenly disappears, the small town of Bloodwater is in shock. And it’s up to Roni Delicata, reporter for the school’s Bloodwater Pump, and her brilliant sidekick, Brian Bain, to figure out what’s going on. With suspects all around them and suspicions high, Roni and Brian risk their lives——and a few groundings from their parents——to get to the bottom of things. But can they find Alicia and solve the mystery before it’s too late? Full of suspense and humor, readers will love to watch the hilarious relationship between Roni and Brian as they save the day.

Book:The Stolen Sapphire

The Stolen Sapphire: A Samantha Mystery

Sarah Masters Buckey

Samantha and Nellie set sail for Europe aboard an ocean liner in 1906. Also traveling on the ship is a world-famous archaeologist with the legendary sapphire he discovered. Before the archaeologist can deliver his treasure to a London museum, the priceless jewel disappears. Samantha realizes that every one of the ship’s first-class passengers is a suspect—and one of them must be the thief! Can Samantha and Nellie uncover the real culprit and find the missing jewel? The book includes an illustrated “Looking Back” essay and a glossary of French words used in the story.

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