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The Vanishing Stair

(2019)
(The second book in the Truly Devious series)
A novel by

 
 
New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller!

In New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson's second novel in the Truly Devious series, there are more twists and turns than Stevie Bell can imagine. No answer is given freely, and someone will pay for the truth with their life.

The Truly Devious case - an unsolved kidnapping and triple murder that rocked Ellingham Academy in 1936 - has consumed Stevie for years. It's the very reason she came to the academy. But then her classmate was murdered, and her parents quickly pull her out of school. For her safety, they say. She must move past this obsession with crime.

Stevie's willing to do anything to get back to Ellingham, be back with her friends, and solve the Truly Devious case. Even if it means making a deal with the despicable Senator Edward King. And when Stevie finally returns, she also returns to David: the guy she kissed, and the guy who lied about his identity - Edward King's son.

But larger issues are at play. Where did the murderer hide? What's the meaning of the riddle Albert Ellingham left behind? And what, exactly, is at stake in the Truly Devious affair? The Ellingham case isn't just a piece of history - it's a live wire into the present.

* Junior Library Guild Selection * Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books of 2019 *

Praise for Book One:

"The Agatha Christie-like ecosystem pairs with lacerating contemporary wit, and alternating past and present scenes makes for a multilayered, modern detective story." - New York TimesBook Review

"Remember the first time reading Harry Potter and knowing it was special? There's that same sense of magic in the introduction of teen Sherlock-in-training Stevie Bell." - USA Today (four stars)

"Be still, my Agatha-Christie-loving beating heart." - Bustle

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Used availability for Maureen Johnson's The Vanishing Stair

Hardback Editions

January 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious)
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
ISBN: 0-06-233808-0 / 978-0-06-233808-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious)
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
ISBN: 0-06-233809-9 / 978-0-06-233809-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Vanishing Stair
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
ISBN: 0-06-297669-9 / 978-0-06-297669-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
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Audio Editions

January 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious series, Book 2) (Truly Devious Series, 2)
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
ISBN: 1-982610-39-5 / 978-1-982610-39-5
Publisher: HarperCollins and Blackstone Audio
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January 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Vanishing Stair: Library Edition
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
ISBN: 1-982610-38-7 / 978-1-982610-38-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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January 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious series, Book 2)
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
ISBN: 1-982610-40-9 / 978-1-982610-40-1
Publisher: HarperCollins and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Vanishing Stair: Truly Devious Series, Book 2
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


January 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Vanishing Stair: Truly Devious Series, Book 2
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Vanishing Stair: Truly Devious Series, Book 2
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Vanishing Stair: Truly Devious Series, Book 2
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious Book 2)
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU