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  • Little, Brown Young Readers US

Scarlett Undercover

Jennifer Latham

4 Reviews

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Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

The snark of Veronica Mars meets the intrigue of Dan Brown in this thrilling YA debut starring a Muslim American protagonist - now in paperback!

Meet Scarlett, a smart, sarcastic, kick-butt, Muslim American heroine, ready to take on crime in her hometown of Las Almas. When a new case finds the private eye caught up in a centuries-old battle of evil genies and ancient curses, Scarlett discovers that her own family secrets may have more to do with the situation than she thinks -- and that cracking the case could lead to solving her father's murder.

Jennifer Latham delivers a compelling story and a character to remember in this one-of-a-kind debut novel.

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Praise for Scarlett Undercover

  • Latham's noir-flavored narrative is a lot of fun. - Publisher's Weekly

  • A delightful, unique blend of hardboiled detective story and Middle Eastern folklore...The action and suspense, as well as the engaging detective at its core, make this a worthy read. - Booklist

  • Why didn't they have splendidly thoughtful and executed books for young adults when I was one myself? Jennifer Latham touches a deep pulse of teenage angst, introduces a grandly original P.I. heroine, and taps a yet-deeper pulse of 2015 America. Embracing a unique debut novel. - James Ellroy, bestselling author of L.A. Confidential and Perfidia

  • Scarlett Undercover is a unique mystery, drawing readers into an underworld full of jinn and ancient family secrets. With its capable, relatable heroine, a twisting plot, and a cast of diverse characters, Latham's tale will keep you on your toes, turning pages long into the night - Ryan Graudin, author of The Walled City

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