IN THE HALL WITH THE KNIFE by Diana Peterfreund
This middle grade to young adult mystery based on the board game CLUE is a quick read. The usual suspects are presented early and with enough characterization to identify them.
Beyond that there is little development of the stock characters. The plot is interesting and there are enough red herrings to keep interest in the story.
Both boys and girls will identify with the characters and the setting (an isolated boarding school). There is little violence beyond an upper cut to the chin (described) and the off scene knife stabbing. There are no curse words and no sex. There is a satisfying resolution to the mystery.
3 of 5 stars