In the Hall with the Knife by Diana Peterfreund
When a storm hits Blackbrook Academy, an elite prep school, nearly everyone is evacuated before it is cut off by rising floodwaters. Those who are left hole up in Tudor House, once a girls’ reform school and now the most coveted dorm on campus. Everyone there has some kind of secret. Finn Plum has something going on in the chemistry lab. Orchid McKee’s past has just caught up to her. “Peacock” had a mysterious fight with the headmaster. Vaughn Green returns to the campus even though he lives safely in the village. Scarlet Mistry intentionally delayed her departure. And “Mustard” Maestor doesn’t want anyone to find out why he recently left his military school. But are any of these secrets worth killing for? When the headmaster is found stabbed, they will all need to pitch in to find out who killed him, in the hall, with the knife.
Inspired by the board game and movie Clue, this mystery novel is full of fresh characters, juicy side mysteries, and potential for all kinds of trouble. Highly recommended to readers in middle school and up who enjoy mysteries and stories told from multiple points of view.
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