CADEN CHRONICLES MYSTERY SERIES

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Mystery of the Eyewitness GhostWhen a “ghost” accuses his neighbor of murder, Nick must work with a fake fortune teller to find the real killer.

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“This time Nick doesn’t have all the answers, but he asks the right questions. And what he learns is worse than any lies a fake fortuneteller might pass off as truth.” – Book Editor, Girls’ Life Magazine


In Mystery of the Eyewitness Ghost Nick finds himself confronted by a “ghost” and challenged by a psychic who swears she is a channel into the spirit world. But is it wise for the living to try to speak to the dead? On a stormy evening in a cemetery, Nick learns that dabbling in the occult can leave you chasing spooks in the night.

Nick Caden is no stranger to solving mysteries of a supernatural nature. By looking at the facts and dismissing the myths surrounding ghosts, vampires, zombies, and werewolves, he relies on his favorite cop and detective shows to reveal who the most likely culprit might be. But what he witnesses in Bonaventure Cemetery leaves Nick terrified.

When a so-called “ghost” accuses his neighbor Keisha of murder—and minutes later she goes missing—Nick is forced into an unlikely partnership with Jaz, a teen with a gift for knowing the thoughts of the dead — or so she claims. As the pair work to find Keisha, they must rely on the word of “Sistah Séance,” a Gullah woman on Georgia’s Sea islands, who seems able to “bring up the dead.”

While attempting to unravel the mystery, Nick receives a Dear John breakup letter from his “friend girl.” Confused and reeling from the sudden rupture, he presses on with the investigation. Only when Jaz confirms that Nick does, at times, seem to lack empathy and compassion, is he able to accept that there are clues in his life that point to a hard, if not dead, heart.

As the pair race against time to find the ghost’s real killer, the two teens find themselves entangled in a dark world where every clue leads to new dangers and uncovers the haunting truth that awaits them.

When the only eyewitness to a murder is a ghost, who do you believe?

Parents can trust the Caden Chronicles to be safe reading for children. There is no sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language, only a wee bit of humor.

A Stand-Alone Middle Grade Mystery! Buy Mystery of the Eyewitness Ghost to provide wholesome entertainment for your child today!

 


Dead Low TideWhen a “zombie” snatches Nick’s sister from a canoe, he becomes immersed in a world of the “walking dead.”

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On vacation with his parents in Savannah, Georgia, Nick Caden is eager to investigate the mystery surrounding Heidi May Laveau, a girl who supposedly died years ago but whose body just washed up on the shore. Once again, Nick’s curiosity gets the better of him, only this time he brings his sister, Wendy, along to investigate—and she’s taken by what appears to be a zombie of the dead girl!

Of course, no one believes Nick when he claims a member of the living dead pulled his sister away in a canoe, even after she proves impossible to find. But this “zombie” has a message for Nick from “beyond the grave.”

Now he faces the difficult task of sorting fact from fiction before his worst fears come true. It’s a race against the clock to discover where the true danger lies. And the answer might be right under Nick’s nose.

Who knows what horrors will be found when the tide recedes?

Parents can trust the Caden Chronicles to be safe reading for children. There is no sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language, only a wee bit of humor. 🙂

Dead Low Tide is an excellent book for tweens, teens, and young adults who love a good mystery adventure. Buy Dead Low Tide today to promote critical thinking in your child today!



Skull Creek StakeoutNick lands a case that he can sink his teeth into when a “vampire” is discovered on a golf course in Transylvania, North Carolina.

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★ Purple Dragonfly Award Winner for Middle Grade Fiction ★ first published by Zonderkidz

Nick Caden has a “supernatural” knack for finding trouble, and his relentless search for the truth leads him into worlds of darkness with grave consequences and really creepy mysteries. After solving the Deadwood ghost story, Nick lands a job as a roving reporter for The Cool Ghoul Gazette, a website on paranormal disturbances. When the editor sends Nick to Transylvania, North Carolina, Nick finds a body on a golf course with fangs, bite marks, and a gaping hole in its chest, courtesy of a wooden stake. Is the victim a real vampire or is this a hoax?

Was the victim a real vampire? Or will Nick find that his new job is about to suck the life out of him?

Parents can trust the Caden Chronicles to be safe reading for children. There is no sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language, only a wee bit of humor.

Skull Creek Stakeout is an excellent book for tween, teens, and young adults who love a good mystery adventure. Buy Skull Creek Stakeout today to foster a love for reading in your child!


 

Dead Man's HandNick’s vacation in an Old West Ghost Town becomes a chilling mystery when he’s trapped in a livery stable with the body of Billy the Kid.

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★ Selah Award Winner for Middle-Grade Fiction ★ first published by Zonderkidz

This is an authentic old west ghost town, son. Around these parts the dead don’t stay dead.Sheriff Wyatt Earp.

Nick Caden’s vacation at Deadwood Canyon Ghost Town takes a deadly turn toward trouble when the fourteen-year-old finds himself trapped in a livery stable with the infamous outlaw Jesse James. The shooter whirls, aims and… vanishes. Great theatrics, Nick thinks, except now he’s alone in the hayloft with the bullet-riddled body of someone playing the part of Billy the Kid. By the time the sheriff arrives, the body disappears.

Soon Nick is caught in a deadly chase—from an abandoned gold mine, through forbidden buffalo hunting grounds, and across Rattlesnake Gulch. Around every turn, he finds another suspect. Will Nick solve the murder before his family leaves Deadwood? Or will the town’s desperate need for tourists’ income bury the haunting truth about souls, spirits, and the destiny of those who die?

Parents can trust the Caden Chronicles to be safe reading for children. There is no sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language, only a wee bit of humor. 

Dead Man’s Hand is an excellent book for tween, teens, and young adults who love a good mystery adventure.


 

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