Trapped in an evil demon's labyrinth, can Eevie and Tommy solve all the puzzles to escape with their lives?

During a middle school assignment, Eevie and Tommy hear a "true" story they can't forget. While their friend Drew was laughed out of class for his tale of an evil tree that tried to kill him, the two pals can't help but listen. When Eevie and Tommy set out to investigate the mysterious tree, they soon find themselves on their own exciting and potentially deadly adventure...

Sent to a magical realm filled with life-threatening traps, the two friends must solve a series of challenges, riddles, and puzzles. But each escape only leads them closer to their demise. Eevie and Tommy will need to trust in their creativity... and each other to survive...


Quest Chasers – The Screaming Mummy

The Quest Chasers series, which debuted with the fun, fast, and fantastical Deadly Cavern, returns with the equally enthralling The Screaming Mummy. The evil Ranger has a track record of eliminating children, and he again (along with his creepy sidekicks) has Tommy and Eevie in his sights—this time with greater vengeance.

What sets this series apart from the competition is the loving and humor-laced companionship of Tommy, Eevie, and pal Drew. They rely on each other to solve riddles, wield magic, escape danger, and heal from relentless attacks—physically and emotionally.

The author deftly takes us from warm, quiet moments between friends to harrowing adventures, with the emotional roller coaster ride continuing throughout. Just when you think they’re safe, they’re not, and the closing chapters reveal one stunning twist after the other.



A Garden To Die For – The Coffee House Sleuths

Grab a cup of coffee, relax and disappear into the cozy coastal town of Lana Cove.
Michael West’s new life in Lana Cove seems perfect, except for one little detail: He’s the prime suspect in a murder investigation.

He just purchased an amazing home facing the ocean in a small North Carolina town, and has finally won over the hearts of the locals. He befriended a beautiful woman named Ellie and her best friend Olivia, owners of the Bitter Sweet Café. And he is finally living his dream, writing his first mystery novel. His past life, his loveless marriage, his backbreaking corporate job, is now a distant memory. What could possibly go wrong?

A body is found in Michael’s backyard, and suddenly he’s the main suspect. His life is turned upside down. He left Boston to get away from the madness. Just as things begin to work themselves out, there’s another murder with all the clues leading back to Michael. His life is in chaos, the locals are turning against him, he’s a murder suspect, and now, he may lose the house of his dreams.

Can Michael along with his new friends, Ellie and Olivia, solve the murders and clear Michael’s name? Follow along as these amateur sleuths work through the clues to find the killer.

Based in a cozy beach town off the coast of North Carolina, A Garden to Die For is a fast-paced mystery filled with laughter, unfaltering friendship, murderous mayhem and an affable main character whose flaws and self-deprecation make him instantly likable. If you enjoy characters like Richard Castle, then you will enjoy the wit and charm of Michael West.

The Coffee House Sleuths – Sleighed

A charming Christmas cozy filled with murder and mischief…. You better watch out, sometimes Santa isn’t who you think he is.

Christmas has descended on Lana Cove. It should be a time of merriment, but in one swoop, a news broadcast changes everything….

Michael, an author, finds himself on the trail of a rogue Santa intent on ruining Christmas—and the lives of some residents. George is the usual Santa for Lana Cove, so who is the secretive newcomer, and why is he taking over all of George’s jobs?

Along with his friends, Ellie and Olivia, Michael needs to find out what’s going on—before things get out of hand. But when a body is found, things take a sinister turn. Another bizarre bend in Michael’s investigative road is a mysterious stranger asking to meet him—alone.

Who killed the victim? Why have they gone to such lengths with a smoke-and-mirrors approach? And will Michael, Ellie, and Olivia catch the person responsible for creating so much unhappiness in the season that has turned into anything but jolly?

The Ghosts of Ian Stanley

Have you ever had the feeling that someone is watching you? What if that someone was a ghost?
Welcome to the world of twelve-year-old Ian Stanley. Ever since he was born, he’s been able to communicate with ghosts. They don’t frighten him…they drive him absolutely crazy.

Ian is constantly surrounded by an obnoxious cast of ghosts: Xavier the Slicer, Sneaky Helga, Peter the Lecher, Frederick the Scorcher, and more. All murderers with an insane sense of humor and all bent on making Ian’s life absolutely miserable.

Ian simply wants to have a normal life like other children his age, but it’s impossible. The only person that will talk to him at school is Madison, and Ian has his suspicions she is only using him to learn more about the ghosts that surround him.

Then something happens that changes everything, Ian gets a tip from one of the ghosts that a murder is about to happen in his neighborhood. Should Ian believe the evil spirit? Is he sending him on a wild goose chase? What if he ignores the ghost, and someone actually dies?

Join Ian Stanley on his quest to live a normal life amidst a cast of ghosts determined to create as much mayhem and mischief as possible.

The Mystery of the Pharaoh's Diamonds

Ruthless international diamond smugglers think they’ve gotten away with the perfect crime, stealing the famous Ramesses diamonds from the Hancock Museum of Archeology. Until…

Twelve-year-olds Ava and Carol explode onto the scene. Bursting at the seams with energy and sass, the humbly hip duo is determined to catch the bad guys and return the stolen jewels.

It’s a race against time as the girls realize the thieves plan on smuggling the diamonds out of the country. If they don’t hurry, the bad guys will get away and the priceless diamonds may be lost forever!

The Mystery of Solomon's Ring

Which would you choose? Helping an old man that’s being kidnapped, or endless plates of delicious pasta? Ava and Carol were about to take a stroll through Italy, when an old man is chased down and then thrown into the back of a car. At the last second, using sign language he sends a secret message to the girls.

The girls hide in the shadows as the car races away. Fearing for the man’s life, the girls begin to track down clues. Only what they discover this time, is a religious relic that has magical powers. Suddenly evil and powerful villains are chasing them. The clues lead to France, where Ava and Carol are thrust into a secret battle between the Knights Templar and a group of Criminals that will stop at nothing, to get Solomon’s Ring.

The Haunted Mansion Mystery

It’s Christmas – so why not accept a dare to explore a creepy old haunted house? Fearless best friends Ava and Carol set out to prove that the Butcher house isn’t haunted. Only, Carol is pretty sure she saw something inside one of the windows – and moments later they are chased by a headless monster!?

The girls receive an ominous threat, Stay Away or Else! Now, more than ever the girls are determined to find out who is trying to scare them away. But before they can continue their investigation, a string of mysterious robberies take place. The thieves simply vanish without a trace.

Join Ava and Carol as they race against time to track down a headless monster terrorizing the neighborhood, solve the mystery behind the Butcher house and stop a band of ruthless thieves before they strike again!

Ava & Carol Detective Agency Series:
Books 1-3

If you enjoy Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and the Boxcar Children, you’ll love the ‘Ava and Carol Detective Agency' series, a thrilling mystery series for children of all ages.

Praise for The Ava and Carol Detective Agency Series:

'It was rip roaring fun, it moved at a great pace, and my daughters (8 and 12) loved it!'

'A really fun book. Reminds of the books that got me hooked on reading as a kid. It's a children's series but even adults will enjoy it.'

This exclusive box set includes:

The Mystery of the Pharaoh's Diamonds
The Mystery of the Solomon's Ring
The Haunted Mansion Mystery


Dognapped – Ava and Carol Detective Agency

When a famous show dog “Mr. Binxley” is stolen, twelve-year-old detectives, Ava and Carol jump at the opportunity to track down the dognapper.
A strand of hair, a giant shoeprint – the girls begin putting together a series of clues and suspects that lead them closer to the bad guy. But just when they think they’ve figured everything out, a new clue is revealed that changes everything. Suddenly the girls are back to square one, and time is running out for Mr. Binxley.

Join Ava and Carol in book four of the exciting Ava and Carol Detective Agency series. Children of all ages will enjoy this fast paced book.

Dognapped showcases Ava and Carol’s investigative and forensic skills as they dust for fingerprints, collect and analyze hair samples, cast footprints, create a hidden camera and use mobile apps and the internet to help catch the criminals.

The Eye of God – Ava and Carol Detective Agency

For Ava and Carol, the famous pair of middle school sleuths, even a casual visit to the National Gallery of Art can lead to a mystifying and pulse-racing adventure. In The Missing Painting, the girls team up with local police and a museum security guard to unlock the clues behind a painting that’s missing, yet still there, and a painting that’s there…but really not? And what about that strange old lady they saw lurking on the premises?

The mystery only deepens for the two super-sleuths as they uncover more clues locked in a painting itself, pointing to a legendary “eye” that somehow connects to an old church. From there, a bountiful treasure waits to be found! Yet, danger lurks ahead as the girls match wits with some malicious-minded criminals willing to do anything to get their hands on the riches.

A battle that draws in Ava’s parents and puts her dad in an assassin’s crosshairs leads the girls across the famous James River and ultimately into some serious mall mayhem. Will Carol and Ava get to the treasure in time, save Ava’s father, and put the bad guys where they belong? Follow the clues in The Missing Painting and find out!

The Crown Jewels Mystery – Ava and Carol Detective Agency

What could be more thrilling than solving a hundred-year crime? Ava and Carol enter a contest where the stakes are high. Find the famed Irish Crown Jewels and win a $10,000 prize. If anyone can locate these priceless treasures, it’s Ava and Carol, middle school super sleuths extraordinaire.

The girls, along with their friend Derik, embark on an adventure to solve the mystery of the missing jewels. If they win, they agree to use the reward money to help a mother with a physically challenged child get a much-needed surgery.

Ava and Carol uncover secrets hidden within historical landmarks. Join the girls as they trek across Concord and Lexington, Massachusetts and compete with other contestants, some of whom have nefarious intentions.

One mystery soon leads to another, forcing Ava, Carol, and Derik to use every detective skill they possess to crack the clues, and stay ahead of the competition.

If your child likes learning about history, and solving puzzles, this fun, fast-paced mystery will surely delight them.

The Crown Jewels Mystery is the sixth book in the Ava & Carol Detective Agency series.

Buy it today to join Ava and Carol in this thrilling historical fiction mystery!

Ava & Carol Detective Agency Series:
Books 4-6

If you enjoy Nancy Drew, historical fiction and crime-solving mysteries, you’ll love the ‘Ava and Carol Detective Agency' series, a thrilling mystery series for children of all ages.

Praise for The Ava and Carol Detective Agency Series:

'I enjoyed the pacing, resolution and how they used real criminal science methods to find clues and discover who did it. It reminded me of Encyclopedia Brown.'

'This is an excellent middle school read with great characters and a wonderful storyline to keep the young mind engaged.'

This exclusive box set includes:

The Eye of God
The Crown Jewels Mystery

Get started on an exciting adventure today!

The Curse of the Red Devil – Ava and Carol Detective Agency

The Amazon Jungle is dangerous enough, filled with venomous snakes, poisonous insects and man-eating caiman. Add to that, a local legend of a Devil that can steal your soul just by looking into its eyes, and a group of smugglers bent on wreaking havoc on the Rainforest, and you’ve got all the ingredients for Ava and Carol’s Brazilian Jungle Vacation.
Ava, Carol, and fellow campers traverse a rickety bridge of death. They fight for survival during an apocalyptic thunderstorm. And most frightening of all, they come face to face with the Red Devil! This encounter sucks them into a dangerous smuggling scheme. Gustavo, Raul, and Franco the Bull are stealing and breeding exotic birds and selling them on the black market.

Teaming up with a jungle-savvy local boy named Daniel, Ava and Carol embark on their most dangerous Amazon adventure of all: defeating the lowlife poachers. The young heroes brim with clever plans and fierce determination, but are they a match for cold-hearted villains armed with guns and knives?

Will Ava and Carol succeed in their mission…or even make it out of the Amazon alive? Find out in The Curse of the Red Devil.

The Mad Dash – A Little League Team's Persuit of Championship Glory

“If you like Matt Christopher, you’ll love David Aretha.” – Million-selling children’s book author Dan Gutman

From “Bugs Bunny change-ups” to “going full gorilla,” David Aretha instills excitement, humor, and inspiration into The Mad Dash. Jacob’s Little League team, Morey’s Funeral Home, is a perennial loser. But this ragtag squad of 10-year-olds has a new coach and a “ya gotta believe” attitude for opening day. Standing in the way of a championship is the best team in the league, the “invincible” Bankees. To beat their nemesis, Jacob’s team will need help from everybody, including the emotionally troubled Rupa, the club’s worst player. Can the underdog Morey’s Funeral Home team storm to victory?

David Aretha, a two-time Moonbeam Children’s Book Award winner, has written and edited dozens of baseball books and documentaries, including movies screened at the Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival in Cooperstown. He also has written player bios for thousands of Topps baseball cards.



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