Saturday, January 18, 2020

"The Hand on the Wall"

Maureen Johnson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several YA novels, including 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Suite Scarlett, The Name of the Star, and Truly Devious. She has also done collaborative works, such as Let It Snow (with John Green and Lauren Myracle), and The Bane Chronicles (with Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan).

Johnson's new book, The Hand on the Wall, is the third title in Truly Devious Series, which is set at Ellingham Academy, a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. In pursuit of the mystery behind Elligham's ghastly crimes: student and true-crime aficionado, Stevie Bell.

Johnson  applied the Page 69 Test to The Hand on the Wall and reported the following:
Page 69 is actually an important page in the book! It contains a fairly important clue. I can’t say what it is, obviously. It also leads directly into one of the major turns in the course of the story. One of the problems with writing a mystery is that I can’t tell you a lot about what happens or what you are supposed to look for. I can only gesture in the direction of page 69 and say look closely -- there may be something there.
Visit Maureen Johnson's website.

My Book, The Movie: The Hand on the Wall.

--Marshal Zeringue