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Teen / YA / Fiction / Mystery
in the Dark
Lou Dunlop Series, No. 3
Dunlop is back and just eating his lunch and minding his own business
when Jessie and her friend Laura approach him. Since Jessie hasn't
been paying much attention to Lou since their adventure last summer,
he is reluctant to get involved in another investigation. But Laura
is interesting; Lou would like to get to know her better, while
making Jessie jealous.
who works at the drive-thru window at the Happy Burger Hut, has
been terrorized by someone who drives up, wearing monster costumes.
Laura wants Jessie and Lou to find out who the jokester is. Lou
ends up standing watch outside the Happy Burger. When a guy pulls
up wearing a clown costume and Laura faints, Lou tries to catch
him. The guy gets away, but nearly runs over Lou in the process.
Lou finds out about Tony Conti, who was a previous boyfriend of
Laura's and has a reputation for being a borderline criminal. When
they question him, Tony threatens them, tries to run them off the
road, and then ends up being murdered. Lou is really in up to his
neck in trouble this time.
is a master at creating characters that you love and plots that
keep you reading with their unexpected twists and turns. This series
is sure to hook reluctant readers and keep them asking for more.