Traces: Framed!

Traces

Malcolm Rose

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Luke Harding is excited to become the youngest person ever to qualify as a forensics invstigator.  He barely has time to celebrate his final exams when Malc, his Mobile Aid to Law and Crime, calls him to their first case. A fellow student has been mysteriously shot dead with an arrow. Two more grisly on-campus murders follow, and all the evidence points to Luke himself. The stakes are high as Luke sets out to prove his innocence and show that he has the talent to crack any crime.

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Chapter One
<p>
The skeleton lay on the classroom floor, and Luke Harding prowled around it,
thinking. Then, on his hands and knees, he went around again, taking a
closer look. Still he didn't touch the specimen. Without looking up, he
pointed to the rib cage and said, "Malc, there's a tiny mark on the sixth rib.
Looks like a knife wound to me. Scan it, will you?"
<p>
The flattened orb moved in, hovered above the bleached bones, and swept a
laser over the fault. "It is consistent with a stab wound made by a narrow
blade, pushed in at an approximate

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Malcolm Rose

Malcolm Rose is the author of more than twenty-five novels for young adults. A former professor of chemistry, he is a well-known crime and thriller writer. Rose has won many awards over the years, including the Angus Book Award for Tunnel Vision and the Lancashire Book of the Year Award for Plague. His first book in the Traces series, Framed!, was selected as a 2006 Best International Book by the International Reading Association.

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Traces: Framed!
Malcolm Rose

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American Library Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults, USBBY Outstanding International Book

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Kingfisher
May 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780753459713
ISBN10: 075345971X
Middle-Grade Fiction
7 2/5 x 5 1/10 inches, 232 pages
Age Range: 10 to 13
Grade Range: 5 to 8
$6.99
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