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The Lost Girl of Astor Street

Format: Hardcover

Availability: In stock

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In this jazz-age mystery, The Lost Girl of Astor Street, 18-year-old Piper Sail searches the dark underbelly of 1920s Chicago to solve the disappearance of her best friend.

When her best friend vanishes without so much as a good-bye, eighteen-year-old Piper Sail takes on the role of amateur sleuth in an attempt to solve the mystery of Lydia’s disappearance. Given that Piper’s tendency has always been to butt heads with high-society’s expectations of her, it’s no surprise that she doesn’t give a second thought to searching for answers to Lydia’s abduction from their privileged neighborhood.

As Piper discovers that those answers might stem from the corruption strangling 1924 Chicago—and quite possibly lead back to the doors of her affluent neighborhood—she must decide how deep she’s willing to dig, how much she should reveal, and if she’s willing to risk her life of privilege for the sake of the truth.

Perfect for fans of Libba Bray and Anna Godbersen, Stephanie Morrill’s atmospheric jazz-age mystery will take readers from the glitzy homes of the elite to the dark underbelly of 1920s Chicago.

Contributor(s) Stephanie Morrill
About the Contributor(s) Stephanie Morrill

Stephanie Morrill lives in Overland Park, Kansas, with her husband and three kids. She is the author of The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series, Go Teen Writers: How to Turn Your First Draft into a Published Book, and the Ellie Sweet series. She enjoys encouraging and teaching teen writers on her blog, To connect with Stephanie and read samples of her books, check out


UPC 025986758387
ISBN-10 0310758386
ISBN-13 9780310758389
Publish Date Feb 7, 2017
Weight (lbs) 1.4250
Height 8.70
Width 5.90
Length 352
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Blink
Price $17.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Fitzysmom
Overall Rating
I don't read a lot of young adult fiction but I couldn't resist giving this one a try. Stephanie Morrill is a new author to me and I look forward to reading more from her.

The Lost Girl of Astor Street is very well written. The characters are engaging and the plot has a complex set of twists and turns that leave the mystery intact until the very end.

While this is a clean read I would probably limit it to teens and above. The subject matter involves the mafia, murder, kidnapping, prostitution, and other sundry topics. The story doesn't go into great detail on these topics but they are still present. This would be a particularly good choice for a reading group.

I was provided a copy of this book to facilitate my review. (Posted on 4/20/2017)

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