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Author: Michael D. Beil Narrator: Tai Alexandra Ricci Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Series:The Red Blazer Girls Series Release Date: August 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780307710536

Publisher Description

The perfect series for kids who loved THE LEMONADE WAR series and are ready for more mysteries!

"With wit, cunning, snappy dialogue and superior math skills, The Red Blazer Girls represent the best of girl-detectives while still feeling relatable and real. Nancy Drew would be right at home with this group." -- Huffington Post's 15 Greatest Kid Detectives List When there are mysteries to be solved, the Red Blazer Girls are on the case! The discovery of the Ring of Rocamadour has secured the girls' reputation as Upper East Side super-sleuths, bringing many sundry job requests (no mystery too small, right?) and some unwanted attention from crooks. This time the girls must follow a trail of cryptic clues, involving everything from logic to literature, to trace a rare violin gone missing. But nothing is as it appears, and just as a solution seems imminent, the girls find themselves scrambling to save the man who was once their prime suspect.

Bowstrings and betrayal, crushes and codes abound in this suspenseful companion to the Red Blazer Girls' 2009 debut. Michael Beil, a New York City high school English teacher and life-long mystery fan, delivers a middle-grade caper that's perfect for middle-grade readers who have finished THE LEMONADE WAR series and are ready for more advanced mysteries!

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Quotes

  • “Infused with contemporary humor and situations, the Red Blazer Girls offer readers a fresh take on Nancy Drew–inspired mysteries…A very smart and rewarding pick for active middle grade readers.”

    - Amazon.com, editorial review
  • “The surprising and satisfying resolution will delight readers.”

    - Children’s Literature
  • “Funny and intriguing.”

    - School Library Journal
  • “As they dart from clue to clue, the red blazer gals feel and act like real tweens while tackling everything that comes their way with logic, humor and refreshing savoir faire.”

    - Kirkus Reviews

Awards

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, August 2010

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 4 girls in middle school at a new york private catholic school solve crimes and live their lives,they are all a genius at something and lots of math and literature references are needed for them to solve clues. They also form a band. Like this alot, although the first one in the series called red blazer girls should be read first and is a little better and more true to life. "

    - Sandy, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved this as much as the other two - so cute and funny! This one actually had me close to tears at the end with the violin's story. Can't wait for another one! "

    - Brenda, 2/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love these books. They remind me of my friends and how crazy we are. Love mysteries!!! "

    - Jennifer, 2/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Really good series and amazing mysteries! HAs you thinking till the very end! "

    - Nicole, 1/30/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I like the codes "

    - Jayanne, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " These books are just fun. Realistic 7th grade Catholic school girls solving mysteries in NYC. Funny, entertaining, clever with the puzzles, just all-around fun books. I hope we have not seen the last of the Red Blazer Girls. "

    - babyhippoface, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I like this series a lot--like the Winston Breen series it combines puzzles and mysteries without murders. I prefer the characters in this series, though--they're all well-defined and interesting and sympathetic, and not above a little bit of ingenious and ethically shaky (though very satisfying and well-deserved) revenge on a distinctly unethical classmate. I also liked the mystery in this one, which was cleverly solved. Overall, this is not a new Nancy Drew, but it is a mystery series appropriate for middle schoolers that they will not find at all old fashioned. "

    - Rebecca, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Enjoyable mystery using puzzles. "

    - Jez, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This teenager girl-friendship book was much better than the last one I read (Traveling Pants). It was a mystery rather than just teenage angst. "

    - Shenek, 12/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fast paced and funny- the Red Blazer Girls on the case again. Multiple mysteries, lots of school work, a budding rock band and great friends team up for and enjoyable story filled with lots of logic puzzles. "

    - Claire, 11/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Cute, clever, quirky. "

    - Ashley, 10/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A wonderful well written, gift for my 12 year old grandniece. "

    - Pamela, 9/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Almost like a modern day Nancy Drew. Lots of action and movement. I enjoyed this book very much. "

    - Cynthia, 6/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Just the funny I needed after 4 consecutive dystopian gore fests. The extra brain workout from working on the puzzles was nice as well. All hail Michael D. Beil! So, when is book 3 coming out? "

    - Joanna, 5/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The fun continues! "

    - Catherine, 4/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I didn't really like this one because it was confusing. "

    - Carly, 3/19/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 3 1/2 stars. Although Beil's voice doesn't always ring true as that of a teenage girl, the books are enormously entertaining and irresistible for their intrigue and adventure. These mysteries are just what tweens ordered...and fun to boot. "

    - Kendall, 1/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Wonderful mystery book that uses math clues and puzzles to solve the mystery. FUN! "

    - Ann, 10/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love these books. They remind me of my friends and how crazy we are. Love mysteries!!! "

    - Jennifer, 3/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fun sequel/next in the series of the Red Blazer Girls--four seventh-graders who solve mysteries! Plus, you get to help solve them too. "

    - Erin, 11/14/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " These books are just fun. Realistic 7th grade Catholic school girls solving mysteries in NYC. Funny, entertaining, clever with the puzzles, just all-around fun books. I hope we have not seen the last of the Red Blazer Girls. "

    - babyhippoface, 10/12/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A wonderful well written, gift for my 12 year old grandniece. "

    - Pamela, 9/29/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love these girls!! I love how using their brains and being creative is celebrated in this book. Also, the girls have a strong friendship. The mystery was a little easy to figure out, but Sophie, Margaret, Becca and Leigh Ann are so much fun to hang out with! Great for girls age 11-14! "

    - Mary, 9/16/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Enjoyable mystery using puzzles. "

    - Jez, 9/7/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Just as entertaining as the first. I would have LOVED these books as a kid. Lots of puzzles/codes to solve. "

    - Mary, 9/5/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is the second installment in this series - move over Nancy Drew & Sammy Keyes because the Red Blazer Girls are going to give you some serious competition. "

    - Ann, 4/8/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fast paced and funny- the Red Blazer Girls on the case again. Multiple mysteries, lots of school work, a budding rock band and great friends team up for and enjoyable story filled with lots of logic puzzles. "

    - Claire, 4/1/2010

About the Author

Michael Beil teaches English at a Catholic high school in New York City. But lest anyone peg him as a mere “mild mannered academic,” it should be noted that he and his wife are also intrepid mountain climbers.

About the Narrator

Tai Alexandra Ricci is an audiobook narrator whose readings include the Red Blazer Girls series by Michael D. Beil.