The first book in Maureen Johnson’s intriguing mystery series. Stevie Bell, a high school student, has been accepted to the Ellingham Academy, a special private school for only the most special students. The school was founded by wealthy philanthropist, Albert Ellingham, in the early 1930’s. But the school quickly became a place of tragedy when Mr. Ellingham’s wife and daughter were kidnapped. The wife and a student who went missing on campus were found dead, but the daughter Alice was never found. Stevie Bell hopes to become a criminal investigator one day, and she hopes to solve the mystery of Ellingham Academy. A totally engrossing mystery. The mystery continues in The Vanishing Stair and concludes in The Hand on the Wall. We have all three books in YA FIC Johnson and YA MCN FIC Johnson.