Synopses & Reviews
Twelve-year-old Colophon Letterford has a serious mystery on her hands. Will she discover the link between her familyand#8217;s literary legacy and Shakespeareand#8217;s tomb before itand#8217;s too late? Antique paintings, secret passages, locked mausoleums, a four-hundred-year-old treasure, and a cast of quirky (and some ignoble) characters all add up to a fun original adventure. Readers will revel in a whirlwind journey through literary time and space in real-world locales from Mont St. Michel to Stratford-Upon-Avon to Central Park!
A Junior Library Guild Selection "The combination of humor and suspense works well to keep readers turning the pages of this modern-day mystery."—Kirkus
"Hicks establishes an aura of old-fashioned mystery in his entertaining debut."—Publishers Weekly
"A fine traditional mystery with a modern sensibility."—Booklist
"Superbly written, plenty of action, a bright and inquisitive 12-year-old girl protagonist, and lots of literary flair, this book can be recommended to pretty much any kid in the 8-13 range."
"The combination of humor and suspense works well to keep readers turning the pages of this modern-day mystery."
"Hicks establishes an aura of old-fashioned mystery in his entertaining debut."
"A fine traditional mystery with a modern sensibility."
The Daand#160;Vinci Code meets Nancy Drew in this galloping middle-grade mystery about twelve-year old Colophon Letterford and the ancientand#160;treasure left to her literary publishing family.
About the Author
As a lawyer, Deron Hicks investigates mysteries for a living, so it's only natural that he wrote about one of literature' s most puzzling people. He lives in Warm Springs, Georgia with his wife children.
Mark Edward Geyer is best known as the illustrator of two Stephen King novels: Rose Madder and The Green Mile. Mark has worked in a variety of illustration genres, including corporate advertising, editorial, and architectural. He comes from a long line of artists.