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How you know Blue:
Blue Balliett is the award-winning author of the bestselling art mystery novels "Chasing Vermeer," "The Wright 3," and "The Calder Game." Her latest novel, "The Danger Box," marks a departure for Balliett, with a new cast of characters, and a story centered around a real-life missing treasure: the lost notebook of Charles Darwin. Her debut novel, "Chasing Vermeer," soared onto the New York Times best-seller list shortly after publication in 2004 and garnered numerous awards including The Edgar Award, a Book Sense Book of the Year Award, a Publishers Weekly Flying Start, and was named a New York Times Notable Book. Balliett is a recipient of the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, the first time the award was given to a children’s book writer. Her work has been translated into more than 35 languages. Balliett grew up in New York City and lived year-round on Nantucket Island for many years. Before becoming a full-time writer, Balliett taught at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.
She currently lives in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago with her husband and family. Visit Blue Balliett online at www.blueballiettbooks.com.