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Birmingham, 1933: Alice

by Wanda Vaughn It’s May of 1933 and twelve-year-old Alice O’Mara’s world has been blown apart. First the tornado injured her sister and destroyed their home in Helena. Then, when the family goes to Birmingham to be close to the hospital, her brother Albert gets lured into working with the local moonshiner for easy money […]

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Huntsville, 1892: Clara

by Wanda Vaughn 1892: Huntsville, Alabama: Exciting things are happening that May, but what excites Clara Landers the most are the bicycles she sees around town. After riding double with her bicycle racing hero, Clara is determined to have one of her own. But a girl, riding a bicycle…shocking! And they are expensive! That doesn’t stop […]

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Mission: Shanghai – A Nick Grant Adventure

by Jamie Dodson It’s 1936 and Lieutenant Commander Toshio Miyazaki of the Imperial Japanese Naval Intelligence Directorate and member of the secret Black Dragon Society receives a new mission. He is to steal the secret US Naval radio codes that keep American communications secure. Miyazaki is pleased as the mission provides another opportunity to kill […]

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Flying Boats & Spies – A Nick Grant Adventure

by Jamie Dodson 1935! The winds of war have begun to fan the flames of conflict across the Pacific.  As sixteen year old Nick Grant tries to support his mother and sister during the Great Depression, he‘s swept into a deadly contest between spies struggling to control the Pacific Ocean. Nick’s life changes abruptly the […]

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Traitors – A Gander’s Cove Mystery

by Mary Ann Taylor I opened the logbook… and wrote Case Number 43 — Stop the Traitors! It is 1942 and America has been at war with Germany and Japan for a year.  Overseas, the military is preparing to launch a counterattack against the enemies’ shores.  At home, civilians are rationing to help provide scarce […]

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Spies – A Gander’s Cove Mystery

by Mary Ann Taylor 1942. The Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor. The Germans are sinking ships off the American coast. Now, mysterious ships have been seen off shore at night. Mr. Green, the school’s principal, has disappeared under unexplained circumstances. As the citizens of Gander’s Cove collect scrap metal to aid the war effort, they are […]

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Saving Da Vinci

by Annie Laura Smith Sixteen-year-old Stefano Cavadoni’s job can get him killed.  It is 1944 and Stefano is an Italian Partisan, living and working in Rome.  Living a “double-life” because his mother does not have a “need to know,” Stefano risks his life to hinder the German army.  He helps save Italian artwork.  He works […]

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Heroes – A Gander’s Cove Mystery

by Mary Ann Taylor Crime Stopper’s Oath: I pledge to uncover the enemies of my country whoever they may be. It is 1943 and a new mystery threatens Gander’s Cove. Why are trucks delivering unused coffins in the dead of night to a closed funeral home? What was transported in them that needed the secrecy? Was […]

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Finder’s Magic

by C.M. Fleming 1911. Atlanta, Georgia Murder! Hank McCord accidentally witnesses his best friend’s murder by two mill supervisors. There’s another witness, Calvin Yates, is a Negro boy about Hank’s age but the problem is that the murderers are adults in positions of authority and, as Calvin asks Hank, “Who’s goin’ to believeus?” The murderers […]

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Fat Tuesday

by Susan Vaught When surviving isn’t good enough, there’s always Mardi Gras. What does Rusty Quinn do when her mom loses touch with reality, her best friend’s dad explodes over a kiss, her other best friend gets committed to a psych ward, and the sanest person she knows is an egotistical Finnish exchange student who […]

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