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Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a thrilling and gripping YA mystery about two teen girls who start a podcast investigating an infamous series of events from their small town’s past, setting in motion an unraveling of secrets that someone will stop at nothing to keep buried.

by Mindy McGinnis
Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, March 2023

Lydia Chass doesn’t mind living in a small town; she just doesn’t want to die in one. A lifetime of hard work has put her on track to attend a prestigious journalism program and leave Henley behind until a school error leaves her a credit short of graduating. Undeterred, Lydia has a plan to earn that credit: transform her listener friendly local history podcast into a hard hitting, truth telling expose. She’ll investigate the Long Stretch of Bad Days a week when Henley was hit by a tornado, a flash food, as well as its first and only murder, which remains unsolved. But Lydia needs help to bring grit to the show. Bristal Jamison has a bad reputation and a foul mouth, but she also needs a credit to graduate. The unexpected partnership brings together the Chass family name a pillar in the community and the rough and tumble Jamison’s, of whom Bristal hopes to be the first to graduate. Together, they dig into the town’s worst week, determined to solve the murder. Their investigation unearths buried secrets;a hidden brothel, lost family treasure, and a teen girl that disappeared. But the past is never far, and some don’t want it to see the light. As threats escalate, the girls have to uncover the truth before the dark history of Henley catches up with them.

Mindy McGinnis is the author of several young adult novels, including The Initial Insult, Heroine, The Female of the Species, and A Madness So Discreet, winner of the Edgar Award. She writes across multiple genres, including postapocalyptic, historical, thriller, contemporary, mystery, and fantasy. While her settings may change, you can always count on her books to deliver grit, truth, and an unflinching look at humanity and the world around us. Mindy lives in Ohio.

Les Mystery Writers of America dévoilent leur sélection pour les Edgars 2016

Sept titres parmi nos représentations sont en lice pour remporter l’Edgar 2016 :

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Dans la catégorie « Best First Novel », nous retrouvons PAST CRIMES de Glen Erik Hamilton, le premier volume d’une nouvelle série publiée par William Morrow.

WHIPPING BOY d’Allen Kurzweil (Harper) a été sélectionné dans la catégorie « Best Fact Crimes »

Dans la catégorie « Best Juvenile », IF YOU FIND THIS de Matthew Baker (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) et THE BLACKTHORNE KEY de Kevin Sands, publié aux US par Aladdin et dont les droits français ont été acquis par Bayard Jeunesse, tandis que A MADNESS SO DISCREET de Mindy McGinnis (Katherine Tegen Books) est dans la short-liste de la catégorie « Young Adult ».

Enfin, pour le prix spécial « Mary Higgins Clark », LITTLE PRETTY THINGS de Lori Rader-Day, publié en juillet 2015 par Seventh Street Books.

Rendez-vous, comme chaque année, au Grand Hyatt Hotel de New York pour la remise des prix, le 28 avril prochain.