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Red Blazer Girls #01: The Ring of Rocamadourby Michael D Beil
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The perfect series for kids who loved THE LEMONADE WAR series and are ready for more mysteries!
Edgar Award Nominee for Best Mystery!
"With wit, cunning, snappy dialogue and superior math skills, The Red Blazer Girls represent the best of girl-detectives while still feeling relatable and real. Nancy Drew would be right at home with this group." -- Huffington Post's 15 Greatest Kid Detectives List
It all began with The Scream. And ended with . . . well, if we told you that, it wouldn’t be a mystery! But in between The Scream and The Very Surprising Ending, three friends find themselves on a scavenger hunt set up for a girl they never met, in search of a legendary ring reputed to grant wishes. Are these sleuths in school uniforms modern-day equivalents of Nancy, Harriet, or Scooby? Not really, they’re just three nice girls who decide to help out a weird lady, and end up hiding under tables, tackling word puzzles and geometry equations, and searching rather moldy storage rooms for “the stuff that dreams are made of” (that’s from an old detective movie). Oh, and there’s A Boy, who complicates things. As boys often do.
Intrigued? The Red Blazer Girls offers a fun, twisty adventure for those who love mystery, math (c’mon, admit it!), and a modest measure of mayhem.
Michael Beil, a New York City high school English teacher and life-long mystery fan, delivers a middle-grade caper that's perfect for middle-grade readers who have finished THE LEMONADE WAR series and are ready for more advanced mysteries!
From the Hardcover edition.
"The Red Blazer Girls" offers a fun, twisty adventure for those who love mystery, math, and a modest measure of mayhem. Beil, a New York City high school English teacher, makes his literary debut with this fun and brainy mystery.
Another globe-spinning literary mystery awaits as Colophon Letterford's quest to uncover Shakespeare's secrets takes her back to his puzzling roots in this thrilling sequel to Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave.
Colophon Letterfords life changed overnight when she uncovered Shakespeares lost manuscripts. Now the authenticity of those manuscripts is in question and the family publishing business is in danger. In this exciting mystery, thirteen-year-old Colophon travels from Oxfords lofty Tower of the Five Orders to the dank depths of Londons sewers in her pursuit of truth and honor. But the stakes are high. Budding cryptologists, Shakespeare fans, and mystery lovers alike will revel in the twists and turns of this fascinating middle grade sequel to Secrets of Shakespeares Grave.
About the Author
Michael D. Beil, an English teacher in a New York City high school, made his literary debut with this fun and brainy mystery. Its sequel, The Vanishing Violin, is also available from Knopf, and the third Red Blazer Girls novel is in the works.
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