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Young Adult Fiction Mysteries & Detective Stories

In Too Deep

by (author) Norah McClintock

Lerner Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Jan 2013
Mysteries & Detective Stories, Thrillers & Suspense, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2010
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2013
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 11 to 18
  • Grade: 6 to 12
  • Reading age: 9 to 10


Robyn should be having the time of her life. She has a great summer job, and it's just a boat ride away from her friend Morgan's lakeside house. But she misses her boyfriend, Nick. Suddenly Nick appears in town—on a dangerous mission. He promised a friend he'd investigate a local suicide. Did Alex Richmond drown himself? Or was he killed because he knew too much? Robyn intends to find out—whether or not Nick wants her help.

About the author


Norah McClintock est l’auteure de plus de 40 livres, dont ceux des collections Chloe & Levesque, Mike & Riel et Robyn Hunter Mysteries, tous publiés chez Scholastic Canada. Les livres de Norah ont été traduits dans une douzaine de langues. Elle a remporté le prix Arthur Ellis dans la catégorie du meilleur roman policier jeunesse et beaucoup d’autres récompenses. Native de Montréal, Norah a obtenu un baccalauréat en histoire de l’Université McGill. Une mer de chagrin est son premier roman historique. «Il est temps d’utiliser toutes ces connaissances en histoire», a-t-elle dit. Norah vit maintenant à Toronto.


Norah McClintock is the author of Tell and Snitch, both Orca Soundings novels. Norah lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

"This nifty detective-style mystery series continues with a trip to a resort town and an investigation into a school for troubled boys.
Robyn, 16, has kept up her romance with Nick, the troubled but honest boy she met in the first book of the series, but they are parting for the summer. She travels with her friend Morgan to Morgan's family cabin, getting a gofer job with the local newspaper and relying on her father's old friend, Dean, the police chief, for advice and protection. She meets two young men from an establishment run by Larry, who teaches car mechanics to boys who've been in trouble with the law—and whose school Nick has joined because he's suspicious of activities there: A friend's brother drowned at the school, and Nick wants to find out if the boy's death might not have been accidental. Robyn decides to help, writing an article for the newspaper as a cover for her investigation. Of course she snoops too closely and gets herself into real danger. Finally, murder looms, with Robyn, Nick and Morgan targeted as the victims. As always, McClintock keeps her narrative and sentence structure simple, fitting nicely with the just-the-facts-ma'am detective genre and making her story accessible to less skilled readers. She makes these accommodations so skillfully that her traditional-style mystery works as well as many written for adults—although everyone, often including the bad guys, remains polite.
Another solid Robyn Hunter outing." --Kirkus Reviews


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