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Comments for The Unusual Suspects
The Unusual Suspects: 03/10/14
The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley is the second in the Sisters Grimm series. Sabrina's teacher, Mr. Grumpner is found dead in a spider's web. She and her sister and grandmother have to figure out who is behind his death.
The only clues the Grimms have are some red hand prints left at various crime scenes. Mayor Charming is desperate to have the case solved.
Mixed into the regular mystery is the on-going one regarding the Grimm parents. It looks like the villagers know more than they're pretending. Further confusing things are Puck's annoying antics Ñ he's the Q of this series.
Where the book falters is its pacing. Like the second of the NERDS series, there is too much crammed in here. The story starts off slow, is bogged down by Sabrina's complaining, and later by disagreements between sisters. When it's time to wrap things up, we're given a cliffhanger instead.