The Dead Drop

The Dead Drop

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When Gilda lands a summer internship at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., she finds herself caught up in both a museum haunting and a real case of espionage. While investigating a cemetery where Abraham Lincoln's son was once buried, Gilda stumbles upon a spy's ?dead drop? of classified information. As she tries to decode the cryptic message, Gilda realizes her case is not only a matter of investigating the supernatural; she's involved in an urgent matter of national security and faces her most serious challenge yet.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 127 x 172.72 x 25.4mm | 226.8g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 014241638X
  • 9780142416389
  • 486,498

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This is a well-told story with a tenacious, yet completely endearing heroine. Allison creates a summer anyone would envy anyone interested in intrigue, adventure, fashion, and the truth, that is. "School Library Journal"
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About Jennifer Allison

Jennifer Allison grew up in a small town in Michigan. One of her best friends lived on a sheep farm, and the two girls found the spooky atmosphere of the barn hayloft to be perfect for seances. As it turned out, the experience was also perfect inspiration for a novel about a thirteen-year-old psychic investigator. Ms. Allison holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. from American University. Her various careers have included work as a news reporter and high school English teacher. She has also held numerous odd jobs -- piano player in a shopping mall, assembly-line worker for General Motors, waitress, preschool teacher -- that have helped her generate ideas for characters and stories. Jennifer Allison currently lives in Chicago, with her husband, Michael, and their three children -- Max, and the twins, Marcus and Genevieve ("Gigi"). Learn more about Jennifer at
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Rating details

1,527 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 44% (672)
4 34% (516)
3 18% (277)
2 2% (38)
1 2% (24)
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