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Under suspicion / R. A. Spratt.

By: Spratt, R. A [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Spratt, R. A. Friday Barnes: 2.; Friday Barnes: 2Publisher: North Sydney, NSW : Random House Australia, 2015Description: 260 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781742759647; 1742759645.Other title: Friday Barnes under suspicion.Subject(s): Boarding schools -- Juvenile fiction | Girls -- Juvenile fiction | Detective and mystery stories -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Children's fiction.DDC classification: A823.4 Summary: "When Friday Barnes cracked the case of Highcrest Academy's mysterious swamp-yeti, the last thing she expected was to be placed under arrest. Now with the law on her back and Ian Wainscott in her face, Friday is not sure boarding school was the smartest choice. From a missing or not-so-missing calculator to the appearance of strange holes in the school field, she is up to her pork-pie hat in crimes - and she swears not all of them are hers. There's also new boy Christopher, who has taken quite a shine to Friday, to contend with. Can FRiday navigate the dangerous school grounds and decipher a decades-old mystery without getting caught in an unexpected love triangle?" --Back cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Who knew boarding school could be this perilous!

When Friday Barnes cracked the case of Highcrest Academy's mysterious swamp-yeti, the last thing she expected was to be placed under arrest. Now with the law on her back and Ian Wainscott in her face, Friday is not so sure boarding school was the smartest choice. From a missing or not-so-missing calculator to the appearance of strange holes in the school field, she is up to her pork-pie hat in crimes - and she swears not all of them are hers. There's also new boy Christopher, who has taken quite a shine to Friday, to contend with.

Can Friday navigate the dangerous grounds of Highcrest Academy and decipher a decades-old mystery without getting caught in an unexpected love triangle?

"When Friday Barnes cracked the case of Highcrest Academy's mysterious swamp-yeti, the last thing she expected was to be placed under arrest. Now with the law on her back and Ian Wainscott in her face, Friday is not sure boarding school was the smartest choice. From a missing or not-so-missing calculator to the appearance of strange holes in the school field, she is up to her pork-pie hat in crimes - and she swears not all of them are hers. There's also new boy Christopher, who has taken quite a shine to Friday, to contend with. Can FRiday navigate the dangerous school grounds and decipher a decades-old mystery without getting caught in an unexpected love triangle?" --Back cover.

For primary school age.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Eleven-year-old Friday Barnes is in serious trouble: she has just been arrested on suspicion of terrorism. Luckily, being an experienced detective, Friday is quickly able to prove not only her own innocence but that of a stranger being held at the police station for stealing. This is only the beginning of Friday's latest series of madcap adventures, which include uncovering a case of cheating in a cooking class, solving a kidnapping, and discovering why large holes keep popping up all over the school grounds. As with the first book in the series, this novel's key strengths are its offbeat situations and persistent humor. Spratt's tongue-in-cheek portrayals of the lazy teachers, spoiled students, and petty administrators at the elite Highcrest Academy are often hilarious, as are the obscure facts and observations Friday employs to solve each mystery. Fans of the first book will not be disappointed, and the cliffhanger at the end will leave them anxious for the next installment. VERDICT This second book in the "Friday Barnes" series is even funnier and quirkier than its predecessor.-Ashley Larsen, Pacifica Libraries, CA © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Friday may be an excellent detective, but she never suspected that she'd be the criminal the police were looking for! She needs to clear her name fast, so that she can figure out the story behind the mysterious figure hiding on the school grounds, as well as continue helping her classmates with their problems, such as a missing calculator and a fraudulent quiche. Spratt's second Friday Barnes mystery picks up immediately after the end of the first book, and judging by the tease ending, book three will do the same. But even readers new to Friday will find a lot to like here. Spratt's droll humor, often expressed through Friday's spacey friend Melanie, is the perfect complement to the offbeat mysteries Friday encounters. The result is a series of frothy adventures with mild bullying (that Friday rarely notices), inept educators, and tween-age love-hate relationships. Give this to readers who like humor but also want more intelligent characters and jokes, as well as those who like quirky mysteries.--Wildsmith, Snow Copyright 2016 Booklist

Horn Book Review

Super sleuth Friday (Friday Barnes, Girl Detective), still a misfit at fancy Highcrest Academy, is framed for a crime and solves increasingly bizarre ones while balancing her love/hate relationship with frenemy Ian. Comical, angular sketches of the spoiled students and ridiculous headmaster continue to be a main strength of the eccentric series. An intriguing cliffhanger ending sets up the next installment. (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Book Review

As in series opener Friday Barnes, Girl Detective (2016), instead of just one mystery, Friday confronts a series of strange happenings in her school, posh Highcrest Academy.First, Friday finds herself under arrest for terrorism charges. The white schoolgirl quickly uses her encyclopedic knowledge and Holmes-ian sleuthing skills to escape the clutches of the police, but who could have framed her? At school, a series of holes dug all over the campus threatens to injure passing pedestrians, while a new boy, Christopher, charms everyone, especially Friday. She knows that the headmaster would love to find an excuse to expel her, but Friday keeps solving mysteries until she finally discovers why those holes have been appearing and learns the secret identities of some people no one suspected. Spratt continues to hit just the right mix of dry humor and suspense. Her characterization of her protagonist shines: an 11-year-old prodigy with quirky taste in fashion who might just have some real emotional needs lurking under that confident exterior. Readers know that, like Sherlock Holmes, Friday will solve every mystery; the book's fun is in seeing how she does it. Beneath the fun, Spratt explores questions of class; working-class Friday feels out of sync with the entitled students who surround her.A cliffhanger ending will have readers drumming their fingers as they wait for the next episode. (Mystery. 8-12) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.