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Young Adult Fiction Mysteries & Detective Stories

Shadow of Doubt

by (author) Norah McClintock

Lerner Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Aug 2012
Mysteries & Detective Stories, General, Thrillers & Suspense
Recommended Age
13 to 17
Recommended Grade
6 to 12
Recommended Reading age
9 to 10
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2008
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2012
    List Price

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Robyn's new substitute teacher Ms. Denholm is cool, pretty, and possibly the target of a stalker. When Denholm receives a threatening package, Robyn wonders who's responsible. But Robyn has a mystery of her own to worry about. What's with the muddled phone message she receives from her missing ex-boyfriend Nick? Should she try to forget him—or is the call a sign he still cares?

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

"In teen sleuth Robyn Hunter's fifth caper, a favorite new teacher becomes a stalker's target—or does she? Building suspense and folding in puzzlingly ambiguous clues, information about typical stalker behavior, and burgeoning romantic complications for Robyn and her divorced mother, McClintock brings her tale to a violent but not fatal climax capped by a baroque yet credible twist. Readers who prefer their mysteries spun around affairs of the heart and finished off with a neat package of confessions and explications will enjoy this latest episode and look forward to the next." --Booklist


Librarian Reviews

Shadow of Doubt (Robyn Hunter Mystery)

When her teacher receives an ominous package, Robyn wonders who could have sent it. Is Ms Denholm being stalked? If she isn’t, then who sent her such a “gift”? Robyn wants to know. And that’s not the only strange thing going on — what’s behind the garbled call she got from Nick?

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

Other titles by Norah McClintock