The Artsy Mistake Mystery


They say he’s been stealing art. But is Attila being framed?

Outdoor art is disappearing all over the neighbourhood! From elaborate Halloween decorations to the Stream of Dreams fish display across the fence at Stephen and Renée’s school, it seems no art is safe. Renée’s brother, Attila, has been cursing those model fish since he first had to make them as part of his community service. So everyone thinks Attila is behind it when they disappear. But, grumpy teen though he is, Attila can do no wrong in Renée’s eyes, so she enlists Stephen’s help to catch the real criminal.


Dewey Divas and the Dudes Fall 2017 pick


McNicoll has written a lot of good books; these two are another pair for that list.

Canadian Materials

This heartwarming read for canine, art, and mystery lovers is a solid supplemental purchase for middle grade collections.

School Library Journal

The fact that this award-winning Burlington, Ontario author has published more than 30 books provides a clue as to the quality of the second in the “Great Mistake Mystery Series.”

City Parent

About the Author

Sylvia McNicoll

Posted by Kendra on April 12, 2016
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Sylvia McNicoll

Sylvia McNicoll is the author of over thirty novels, including The Great Mistake Mysteries series. Her YA novel Bringing up Beauty won the Ontario Library Silver Birch Award. She has been shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Young Adult Crime Book Award for Crush.Candy.Corpse, and the Rocky Mountain Book Award for Revenge on the Fly. She lives in Burlington, Ontario.