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This is the first book in the Death By ... Series

246 pages     |      Age range:   12 years & up     |     ISBN: 9781440630958


Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Published: May 15, 2008

Flamingnet Book Reviews Top Choice Award 

2011 YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults Selection

ALA Popular Paperback Nominee
Literacy Lab Recommended Book
“Secrets, killers, and one hot guy. Make the wrong friend and you die.”     —Cute and Cranky

“Fast, enjoyable read… packed with twists and turns on every page.”     —The Page Flipper

“Nancy Drew meets "Alias" in the latest fast-paced, murder-mystery romance.”     Paddyfield

“Moves at lightning fast speed.”     —The Compulsive Reader

“Entertaining young adult mystery suspense thriller.”     —Genre Go Round Reviews

Death by Bikini

A day at the beach can be murder…

Aphra Behn Connolly has the type of life most teenage girls envy. She lives on a remote tropical island and spends most of her time eavesdropping on the rich and famous. The problem is that her family's secluded luxury resort allows few opportunities for her to make friends—much less to meet cute boys. So when a smoldering Seth Mulo turns up with his parents, she's immediately drawn to him. Sure, he's a little bit guarded, and sure his parents are rather cold, and okay he won't say a word about his past, but their chemistry is undeniable.

Then a famous rock star's girlfriend turns up dead on the beach—strangled by her own bikini top—and alarm bells sound. What exactly are Seth and his family hiding? And is it too great a coincidence that they turned up just one day before a murder? As Aphra digs into the mystery, she discovers that Seth and his family are in hiding from a dangerous terrorist organization. And, what's more, her mother—whom she hadn't heard from in years—might be involved. As the plot thickens, Aphra finds that danger lurks behind even the most unexpected of faces. . . .

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