MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK OF THE MONTH
The Last Chance Hotel by Nicki Thornton
Seth is the oppressed kitchen boy at the remote Last Chance Hotel, owned by the nasty Bunn family. A strange gathering of magicians arrive for dinner, and when one of them is poisoned during dessert, Seth is the main suspect in the murder investigation. He knows that he is innocent–can he solve the mystery and clear his name, especially when magic’s afoot?