We have a winner for the VANISHED release giveaway! Congratulations to:
Lorraine, please email us to let us know where your copy should be mailed. Thanks to everyone who stopped by for the interview. We hope you check out VANISHED sometime this summer at your local bookstore or library.
If you’re looking for similar mystery novels, you might consider the following titles (descriptions and links taken from IndieBound):
CHASING VERMEER – Blue Balliett. When a book of unexplainable occurrences brings Petra Andalee and Calder Pillay together, strange things start to happen–seemingly unrelated events connect, an eccentric old woman seeks their company, and an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears.
SHAKESPEARE’S SECRET – Elise Broach. Starting sixth grade at a new school is never easy, especially when your name is Hero. Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, Hero isn’t at all interested in this literary connection. But when she’s told by an eccentric neighbor that there might be a million dollar diamond hidden in her new house and that it could reveal something about Shakespeare’s true identity, Hero is determined to live up to her name and uncover the mystery.
RED BLAZER GIRLS: THE VANISHING VIOLIN – Michael D. Beil. When there are mysteries to be solved, the Red Blazer Girls are on the case! The discovery of the Ring of Rocamadour has secured the girls’ reputation as Upper East Side super-sleuths, bringing many sundry job requests (no mystery too small, right?) and some unwanted attention from crooks. This time the girls must follow a trail of cryptic clues, involving everything from logic to literature, to trace a rare violin gone missing. But nothing is as it appears, and just as a solution seems imminent, the girls find themselves scrambling to save the man who was once their prime suspect. Bowstrings and betrayal, crushes and codes abound in this suspenseful companion to the Red Blazer Girls’ 2009 debut. Recent clues indicate that there’ll be more mystery and mayhem to come!
WALLS WITHIN WALLS – Maureen Sherry. After their father, a video-game inventor, strikes it rich, the Smithfork kids find they hate their new life. They move from their cozy Brooklyn neighborhood to a swanky apartment on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. They have no friends, a nanny who takes the place of their parents, and a school year looming ahead that promises to be miserable. And then, one day, Brid, CJ, and Patrick discover an astonishing secret about their apartment: The original owner, the deceased multimillionaire Mr. Post, long ago turned the apartment itself into a giant puzzle containing a mysterious book and hidden panels—a puzzle that, with some luck, courage, and brainpower, will lead to discovering the Post family fortune. Unraveling the mystery causes them to race through today’s New York City—and to uncover some long-hidden secrets of the past.