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Buzz Kill

by Beth Fantaskey

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Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey
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  • Published in USA  May 2014
    368 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Putting the dead in deadline
To Bee or not to Bee? When the widely disliked Honeywell Stingers football coach is found murdered, 17-year-old Millie is determined to investigate. She is chasing a lead for the school newspaper – and looking to clear her father, the assistant coach, and prime suspect.

Millie's partner is gorgeous, smart—and keeping secrets
Millie joins forces with her mysterious classmate Chase who seems to want to help her even while covering up secrets of his own.

She's starting to get a reputation…without any of the benefits.
Drama—and bodies—pile up around Millie and she chases clues, snuggles Baxter the so-ugly-he's-adorable bassett hound, and storms out of the world's most awkward school dance/memorial mash-up. At least she gets to eat a lot of pie.

Best-selling author Beth Fantaskey's funny, fast-paced blend of Clueless and Nancy Drew is a suspenseful page-turner that is the best time a reader can have with buried weapons, chicken clocks, and a boy who only watches gloomy movies…but somehow makes Millie smile. Bee-lieve it.

Pair with Fantaskey's best-selling Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side.

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"Starred Review. A quirky cast and Millie's quasi-bumbling antics make Fantaskey's murder mystery a breezy and thoroughly entertaining read. It's easy to get swept up in the buildup to the exciting final confrontation." –Publisher's Weekly

"The fun comes from Millie's spunky sleuthing and Fantaskey's witty, cliffhanger chapter endings, which leave readers begging to turn the page. If only Nancy Drew had this much excitement solving her cases." – Kirkus

"Humor, mystery, and romance are balanced well, making this a fun, quick read." - VOYA

"For readers who want a solid mystery with a dollop of romance." – School Library Journal

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Anna

Hilarious and Hard to Put Down
At first I was weary of this book when I read the summary because I was afraid it was going to be cliche and like every other teen fiction book. But i was most definitely wrong, this book was so enjoyable to read and you get lost in the quirky world of Millie Ostermeyer. Buzzkill has everything: humor, lies, mysteries, rumors, and even a cute basset hound Millie adores.

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Beth Fantaskey

Beth Fantaskey lives in rural Pennslyvania with her husband and two daughters. She is the author of Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side and Jekel Loves Hyde. Visit her at www.bethfantaskey.com

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