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Death by Bikini by Linda Gerber
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GERBER, Linda. Death by Bikini. 272p. Sleuth/Speak. 2008. pap. $7.99. ISBN 9780-14-241117-9. LC number unavailable.

Gr 7-10--Aphra Behn Connolly lives on a tropical island at the resort her father owns. She misses her friends and mother back home in South Carolina, and has no chance to meet cute guys. Then a mysterious boy named Adam Smith and his parents arrive unannounced and without a reservation. The chemistry between Aphra and Adam is undeniable. However, her dad warns her to stay away from him. Soon after the Smiths arrive, a guest turns up dead on the beach, strangled with her own bikini top. Aphra does a little investigation into the Smiths' background and is surprised by what she finds. Readers will realize from the onset that the Smiths are on the run from something. This is a quick read, but teens who have any sleuthing skills will be able to figure out what is happening about halfway through the book.--Shannon Seglin, Patrick Henry Library, Vienna, VA


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Seglin, Shannon. "Gerber, Linda. Death by Bikini." School Library Journal Aug. 2008: 120. General Reference Center GOLD. Web. 5 Aug. 2011
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