Interrogation of Gabriel JamesInterrogation of Gabriel James — During a police interview, a teen witness to two murders pieces together what he saw and what he knows. Who set the fire? Who instigated the racial attacks and supplied the street drugs to the mentally ill? And, more baffling, what was really happening in his troubled girlfriend’s home life?

Curious and determined to answer these questions, Gabriel James unwittingly sets off a chain of events that tests his perspective on everything he’s ever come to know. As more is revealed, his investigation forces him to confront the consequences of his actions, both for himself and for others.

AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT for Interrogation of Gabriel James


  • Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Fiction
  • American Library Association Quick Picks for Young Adults
  • Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List


“As with the finest interrogation dramas, like the movie The Usual Suspects, the final reveal is both satisfying and surprising, but it’s the well-structured and paced buildup that’s most worth relishing.” —Booklist

“The author writes intriguing and believable characters…The result is not only suspense but a memorable and believable characterization. Top notch.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Gripping . . . A rewarding quick pick for mystery fans.”  —BCCB

“Price’s taut thriller takes place during the police questioning of high school sophomore Gabe, who has witnessed a murder he might be partly responsible for . . . Tension builds effectively, and the final revelations, including those that involve Gabe’s own family, do not disappoint. The fast pace, dark mood, and well-plotted story line should have readers hooked.”   —Publishers Weekly