Project Description

Teacher’s Guide

Misfits, Inc. No. 6

Hit and Run

by Mark Delaney

Meet Misfits, Inc. Investigations…
*Peter, the genius
*Jake, the athlete
*Byte, the computer whiz
*Mattie, the “magician”
These four teenage super-sleuths have a knack for uncovering and solving unsolvable crimes.

An appeal from an old friend lands the young detectives in the middle of a mystery surrounding a hit-and-run accident.

What at first seems like a routine investigation quickly turns dangerous as the four teens find themselves caught in a complicated plot involving a gang-controlled car-theft ring, frightened law-abiding citizens, and a twisted plan for revenge. For Mattie, the case is also uncomfortably personal, and one that provides an unwelcome reunion with the mother he has not seen in years. Now Byte, Peter, and Jake must work fast to stop an innocent woman from going to prison while Mattie must learn an important lesson in forgiveness.

Paperback: $5.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-275-0
Total Pages: 224
Size: 5 x 7 1/8
Language: English
Format: E-book
ISBN: 978-1-56145-656-7
Age Range: 10 – 14
Language: English

Purchase this E-book through the following vendors:

Baker & Taylor
Barnes & Noble
Recorded Books

Accelerated Reader
AR Quiz#: 65274
AR Reading Level: 5.4
AR Points: 9

F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: Z
F&P Grade: 7th and up


“The Misfits, Inc. series by Mark Delaney is a very exciting and involving series that will captivate young readers and draw them into the characters and the plotlines. The stories are suspenseful until the last page. The author does a fine job of weaving intricate mystery tales that will appeal to YA readers and adults…. The reader will not only be rewarded with an action packed story but will also learn something about the topics involved.” ―Christian Library Journal


Edgar Allan Poe Awards (nominee, Best Young Adult) ―Mystery Writers of America 2003

You May Also Like

Meet the Author

Mark Delaney earned a masters degree in comparative literature from the University of California at Irvine. He is the author of the Misfits, Inc. series and Pepperland. A former bookstore owner, he now teaches high school. Delaney lives in Tennessee.