Great Scott A] swell sequel...Never has the Hardy Boys--Nancy Drew axis been knocked further or more delightfully askew. -- Booklist (starred review) In the zany and humorous second book of National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson's Pals in Peril series, Jasper Dash and his friends are on the case, solving a spine-tingling mystery. In need of a vacation after their last laser-beam-filled adventure, Lily, Jasper, and Katie have flown off for a restful stay at a distant mountain lodge, which just so happens to be hosting a gathering for characters from other middle grade series novels. Two--the marvelous Manley Boys--look suspiciously like a pair of crime-solving bothers named Frank and Joe Hardy. Two others are a pair of boy-crazy twin sisters who attend a high school in some sweet valley somewhere. And then there are the Hooper Quints, who, along with a wealthy heiress's priceless diamond necklace, have suddenly gone missing. Does it surprise you that the supposedly on vacation Katie, Jasper, and Lily are the only ones around who have the chops to solve this challenging mystery? National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson has done it again with this second volume of his riotous and wonderfully weird series.