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The cobalt mask

the long-lost mystery
2021
"The night the Cobalt Mask was stolen from the museum, everyone who was anyone was there: the legendary investigator, the convicted criminal, the wealthy businesswoman, the jealous cop--and twelve-year-old Ben. Ben's uncle--the famous detective Owen Quinn--has been hired to find the mask. But Ben and his friends quickly launch their own investigation, following a trail of clues that lead to a tangled web of secrets and lies. Everyone's hiding something, including Uncle Owen--and now he's on the run. Is Owen the culprit? Can Ben and his friends figure out what's going on before it's too late?"--Back cover.

The truth about keeping secrets

2020
When her beloved father, the only psychiatrist in their small Ohio town, dies in a mysterious car accident, high school outcast and lonely lesbian Sydney investigates the death, starting with why homecoming queen June attended his funeral.

The Westing game

2020
The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

I know what you did last summer

2020
Four teenagers who have desperately tried to conceal their responsibility for a hit-and-run accident are pursued by a mystery figure seeking revenge.

Cici's journal

Cici, being a future writer, always knows where to look to find the clues she needs to get people to open up their hearts--but even Cici, who may be good at helping others, has problems of her own, painful secrets buried in her heart. Her mom and friends want to help Cici heal, so they take her on a trip to a mysterious mansion, on a treasure hunt, and to a beach where an epic fight breaks out, which may help Cici open up at last.

Shirley and Jamila save their summer

Jamila Waheed is looking at a lonely summer after she moves into a new neighborhood until she meets Shirley Bones, and the two become unlikely friends. A boy named Oliver shows up asking for Shirley's help to find his gecko who Oliver believes was kidnapped, and Jamila discovers that Shirley is the neighborhood's kid detective. But when the case puts their friendship to the test, the girls have to put their reservations aside to track down the missing gecko.

Just Harriet

Harriet Wermer is unhappy about having to spend her summer with her grandmother on Marble island until she discovers a mystery involving her Dad from when he was a boy living on the island.

UFO spotted!

2019
Hilde and Izzy investigate a possible UFO sighting for Hilde's newspaper.

Fire! Fire!

2019
When Nina's antique store burns down, nine-year old reporter Hilde and her sister/photographer, Izzy, are determined to investigate the cause for the Orange Street News.

The silver blonde

In 1946 Hollywood, eighteen-year-old Clara Berg dreams of becoming a film editor and going on a real date with handsome yet unpredictable screenwriter Gil, until she stumbles upon a murder mystery.

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