Fans of Maureen Johnson’s Truly Devious series can rejoice. The Truly Devious series which was going to end as a trilogy is getting a fourth novel: The Box in the Woods.
The novel is slated for release April 6, 2021 so mark your calendars and take a look at the cover and synopsis below. Happy reading!
The Truly Devious series continues as Stevie Bell investigates her first mystery outside of Ellingham Academy in this spine-chilling and hilarious stand-alone mystery.
Stevie Bell did it. She solved the greatest unsolved mystery of the century. So, what now?
Figuring it all out—the truth behind Truly Devious and what exactly happened in the Ellingham Affair—has granted Stevie Bell a bit of celebrity in the true crime community. So she’s not surprised when she gets an email from the man who owns Camp Bounty Lake (now called Camp Wonder Falls), the site of the infamous “Box in the Woods” murders from the 1970s.
Weird things are happening at the camp again, although nothing as sinister as before. No murders, no bodies posed by the mysterious figure they called The Doll Collector. But there is a threatening message chalked across a wall. And a box has appeared, with three grisly dolls inside it.
Stevie accepts a job as a camp counselor so she can figure out what’s going on. She recruits her friends from Ellingham—Nate, Janelle, and Vi—to become counselors, too, and even Germaine Batt turns up. Not long after they arrive, the owner of the camp dies in a suspicious hiking accident.
Once again, Stevie will have to solve a cold case from the past before a killer catches up with her in the present.