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Riverdale: The Maple Murders is an original work of Riverdale young adult fiction. It was released on October 15, 2019. [1]

It is the third title in a book series.


During the Riverdale Revels festival, Archie, Betty, Jughead and Veronica find out that the dark roots of the Town with Pep go even deeper than they could have imagined...

Riverdale is clamouring with excitement over news that an old town tradition is suddenly being revived: the Riverdale Revels.

The festival supposedly has a long history, dating back to the town's settlers' first successful maple tapping. But there's no record of the Revels anywhere. Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead think there must be more to the story. And when a skeleton is uncovered in a 75-year-old time capsule on the first night of the festival, they know they're right.

But a dead body in a maple barrel isn't the only drama surrounding the Revels. The Royal Maple pageant (open to all Riverdale teens) is in full swing, but 'accidents' keep befalling the contestants, including the gang's friends.

Someone is clearly trying to put an end to the Revels once and for all - but who? And more importantly, why? Can Archie and his friends put a stop to the sabotage before someone puts a stop to them? [2]

Product details

  • Series: Riverdale
  • Author: Micol Ostow
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Language: English


  • The story is set sometime during Season 3, after FP Jones is promoted to the position of Sheriff. According to Ostow, the novel is intentionally meant to be ambiguous with regards to its exact time setting.[3]
  • It contains the first direct reference to the witches of Greendale in the shared universe, specifically Riverdale.
  • The story adapts the events of several of the stories in the Riverdale Season 3 comics which was also written by Micol Ostow and released in the same year.


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