The life of crime is good. Mac has taken down legendary high school crime boss Staples, business has been booming, and Mac and Vince are getting ready for middle school baseball tryouts. But this can't last. Especially when a new vice principal is bent on destroying their operation, and Mac and Vince meet the new girl at school, an eighth grader with a mean look who goes by the name Trixie Von Parkway.
Mac has always tried to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. But what do you do when you can't tell the difference?
Here is an original-a story that really gets how guys are pals. It’s also funny, mysterious, and true to the heart of what really matters when you are in middle school. Do yourself a favor. Read it. Now.
-Jon Scieszka, about THE FOURTH STALL
Debut novelist Rylander mines a substantial amount of humor and heart from this combination hard-boiled crime novel and middle-grade character piece. A light and enjoyable caper.
-Publishers Weekly, about THE FOURTH STALL
Draws in even the most apprehensive young reader… A robust story rich in action, adventure, humor, and friendship.
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), about THE FOURTH STALL
Mac narrates the tale with the arch flatness of a 1940s satire of the noir detective genre…Excellent.
-ALA Booklist, about THE FOURTH STALL