The Artsy Mistake Mystery

Overview

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.

Awards

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Dewey Divas and the Dudes Fall 2017 pick
2017

Reviews

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

The Artsy Mistake Mystery takes the element of complex mystery from The Best Mistake Mystery, and overlays it with the theme of art, which makes for a mystery that readers will enjoy solving.

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About the Author

Sylvia McNicoll

Posted by Dundurn Guest on April 12, 2016
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Sylvia McNicoll

Sylvia McNicoll is the author of over thirty novels. Bringing up Beauty, her guide dog story, won the Silver Birch Award, launching her to international success. Crush.Candy.Corpse is lauded as the definitive Alzheimer’s story for teens and was shortlisted for the Red Maple and Arthur Ellis awards. Sylvia lives in Burlington, Ontario.