Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?: A Mystery in Poems
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Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?: A Mystery in Poems


Nominated for the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award of the Mystery Writers of America

An ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults

Award-winning author and poet Mel Glenn presents a unique mystery told through a series of free verse poems.

When popular Tower High English teacher Mr. Chippendale is fatally shot, everyone is a suspect. The killer could be anyone—one of his students, a colleague, or even an ex-flame. The aftermath of Mr. Chippendale’s murder is a suspenseful story that will keep readers guessing who the killer is right until the last page.

* "More than a whodunit, this unique offering explores a multitude of issues in its pages."School Library Journal (starred review)

Title:Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?: A Mystery in Poems
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:100 pages

    Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?: A Mystery in Poems Reviews

  • John
    Feb 21, 2013

    John JackThis book is a mysterysolved through its collection of poems,each one about a page long:free verse, stream of consciousness, a constant change in narrator, like an ADHD Faulkner.There are a l...

  • Julie Suzanne
    Sep 03, 2013

    So a teacher is murdered on the first page, and every page is a poem expressing the reactions of dozens of different people. Some of the poems are enjoyable and well-written enough to enjoy independen...

  • Mallory
    Apr 17, 2011

    Interesting to use for POV in the classroom. Raises questions about the value of education to today's student, immigration, and how most people remember how you made them feel. Valuable for discussion...

  • Cynthia
    Mar 05, 2010

    This book made me realize how much thing are going on in life that I ignore and don't pay attention. That people die all of the sudden. It made me pay attention and open my eyes to what I have ...

  • Alicia (PrettyBrownEyeReader)
    Mar 20, 2017

    Book combines two of my favorite reading genres: poetry and crime....

  • Terry
    May 19, 2011

    This short murder/mystery is an interesting idea, if not such a compelling story. In 100 pages of 1-to-2 page first person poems, Glenn manages to introduce multiple perspectives on the life of the re...

  • Read Between the Pages
    Aug 01, 2012

    'Who Killed Mr.Chippendale?' is a 100 paged short mystery story written in free verse poems. I thought that 100 pages was too long for this story, and could have been shorter. It was a fairly easy rea...

  • Stefani
    Apr 01, 2009

    I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would (I picked it up to be a quick read). But it is interesting to see how one person can mean so much to a few kids and so little to others. I didn't reall...

  • Skyler
    May 18, 2017

    Who Killed Mr. Chippendale? A Mystery in Poems The book “Who killed Mr. Chippendale?” by Mel Glenn is about a teacher getting shot and everyone's a suspect at the school. Mr. Chippendale was doing...

  • Nama Soltani
    May 14, 2017

    Simple, nice read, but not very memorable...