Behind the Masks by Susan Patron audiobook

Behind the Masks: The Diary of Angeline Reddy

By Susan Patron
Read by Cassandra Campbell

Scholastic Inc

The Dear America Series: Book 51

6.02 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Angeline Reddy is the daughter of a famous lawyer, but she’s no stranger to rule-breaking. Growing up in the wild gold-mining town of Bodie, California, in the 1880s, Angeline has seen it all—saloons, brawls, dance halls, and a whole lot of desperation. But nothing’s more exciting than seeing her daddy, Patrick Reddy, in action in the courtroom. Yet when Angeline’s beau, a detective, ends up on trial, she finds herself tangled in a dangerous mystery as she attempts to help clear his name. In the pages of her diary, Angeline begins to piece together the clues—stumbling across more than one murder and plenty of people with secrets they’re fixing to keep. In a time and place where folks would rather settle up with a gunfight than a jury, Angeline must work quickly if she hopes to save her beau.

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Summary

Summary

Angeline Reddy is the daughter of a famous lawyer, but she’s no stranger to rule-breaking. Growing up in the wild gold-mining town of Bodie, California, in the 1880s, Angeline has seen it all—saloons, brawls, dance halls, and a whole lot of desperation. But nothing’s more exciting than seeing her daddy, Patrick Reddy, in action in the courtroom. Yet when Angeline’s beau, a detective, ends up on trial, she finds herself tangled in a dangerous mystery as she attempts to help clear his name. In the pages of her diary, Angeline begins to piece together the clues—stumbling across more than one murder and plenty of people with secrets they’re fixing to keep. In a time and place where folks would rather settle up with a gunfight than a jury, Angeline must work quickly if she hopes to save her beau.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This complex novel, featuring multidimensional characters, is related in formal Victorian prose; Patron’s style affects the tone of a comedic mystery/melodrama, well suited to the story’s theme that people often hide their true selves (both good and bad) behind disguises.”  Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Susan Patron

Author Bio: Susan Patron

Susan Patron specialized in Children’s Services for 35 years at the Los Angeles Public Library before retiring in 2007, the same year her novel The Higher Power of Lucky was awarded the Newbery Medal. As the library’s Juvenile Materials Collection Development Manager, she trained and mentored children’s librarians in 72 branches. Patron has served on many book award committees, including the Caldecott and Laura Ingalls Wilder Committees of the American Library Association.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.02
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English