I live in a split entry house. From the front door, a short flight of stairs leads up to the main floor and another leads down to a hallway lined with overstuffed bookshelves. One Halloween, I opened the door to two trick-or-treaters, about nine years old. As I offered them candy, one of the boys asked in an awed voice, "Are you rich?" Laughing I asked him why he thought so, and he said, "All of those books!" Afterward, I looked at the paperback mysteries, the old encyclopedia we'd acquired one volume a week at a grocery store, the assorted hardbacks from bargain tables and secondhand stores, and I realized that he's right, I am rich.
Denali and her friends are enjoying the last camping trip of the summer when six-year-old Emma, a cutie in a pink Barbie jacket, invites herself for s’mores. When Emma goes missing, they pitch in to help in the search. Can they find Emma?
-A short story, plus an excerpt from Kidnapped at the Midnight Sun.
This collection includes three complete Denali Hawthorne mysteries plus four short stories. Includes:
"They Called it Moosicide"
"Trouble Aboard the Hawaiian Paradise"
"Kidnapped at the Midnight Sun"
"Who Framed Kara"
"Mystery at Fur Rendezvous"
"Clueless in Seattle" (a mini-mystery)
For ages 11 through adult
Things are looking up for Denali’s team at the Midnight Sun soccer tournament, but their talented guest player, Tori, has a secret. When Tori is kidnapped, Denali’s focus shifts from reaching the winner’s bracket to saving her new friend - from single elimination.
With tongue firmly in cheek, Ella runs her wedding day, a murder investigation, and everyone else she comes in contact with. As well as being funny, the story offers a good mystery puzzle which isn't always easy in a short story. I think we'll be seeing more of Ella.