"I loved the mystery. I didn't want to stop reading when I got to the end of the book." Sarah Wilcox, 6th grade student, Simsbury, Connecticut
Ring Out Wild Bells was nominated for the Agatha Award for Best Young Adult Mystery of 2001.
In Ring Out Wild Bells, the sequel to Matty's War, we follow Matty's cousin Neely to Mount Holyoke Seminary and Matty to medical school in Boston. There, the last words of a dying woman propel the cousins into an investigation of the woman's mysterious death.
An Excerpt from Ring Out Wild Bells:I looked around for a police officer but could not see one. Tom and Paul were still far away. I knew I had to act, and couldn't wait another second. Jumping down from the capstan, I pushed my way along the row of cabs and the scurried along towards the first cab, hoping to get there ahead of him. He looked over at me and began to run. He reached the cab ahead of me, and jumping in, shouted orders to the driver. Luckily the driver was slow to respond and by the time he got the horses moving, I was in front of him.
"Whoa," I shouted. "That man is a murderer!"
The cab driver was surprised but didn't pull back on the horses, and I had to jump to one side to avoid being run over. I grabbed the reins and held on for dear life.