Drew Leclair Crushes the Case
Fan-favorite detective Drew Leclair returns to crack the case of a sneaky locker thief in this heartfelt sequel to the critically acclaimed middle grade mystery series that’s been called “the perfect story for readers ready to progress from Nancy Drew.” (SLJ, starred review).
After breaking school rules the last time she solved a mystery, Drew Leclair has a new mission: get good grades, stay under the radar, and do not get suspended.
But when Drew finds out that there’s a thief breaking into the P.E. lockers and leaving behind cryptic ransom notes, it’s hard to resist cracking a new case. Especially when one of the victims is her best friend Shrey’s crush, and he’s practically begging her to get involved.
Can Drew catch the thief red-handed while staying out of trouble? And what does it mean when everyone around Drew is obsessing over crushes and the upcoming Wonderland dance, and Drew would rather work on her latest crime board?
Drew Leclair Gets a Clue
In this modern take on Harriet the Spy, twelve-year-old Drew uses her true crime expertise to catch the cyberbully in her school—only to discover that family, friendship, and identity are the hardest mysteries to solve.
DREW LECLAIR GETS A CLUE is on shelves now at your local library and bookstore! Published by Clarion Books (Harper Collins)
--Featured on School Library Journal Best Books of 2022
“The perfect story for a kid who wants a little more than just a mystery about a school cyberbully. Readers who are ready to progress from Nancy Drew (who the main character was named after) but are not quite ready for One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus will enjoy this book.” -- School Library Journal (**starred review**)
“The mystery comes to a satisfying conclusion…but the story really shines when she begins to process the feelings she’s been avoiding. Does she want her mother to come back or not? Does she like boys or girls? Does she trust her friends? Drew digs deep and talks everything through.” — New York Times Book Review
"Highly recommended for fans of Nancy Drew (Drew’s namesake) and those who appreciate the blending of realistic problems and mystery." --Booklist (**starred review**)
“There’s… [a] level of well-handled emotional realism in this appealing, thought-provoking work.” -- Kirkus Reviews
This book is captivating, heartwarming, and deeply clever.
The mystery kept me on my toes.
Drew is perfectly imperfect—a whip-smart delight.
CONCLUSION: It would be a crime to miss Drew Leclair Gets a Clue!”
--Lauren Magaziner, author of the Case Closed series