This is book number 1 in the The Shakespeare Mysteries series.
This mystery was convoluted in ways that kept my son and I on our toes. I love that Colophon is clearly brilliant and a heroine! The setting moves between Warm Springs, Georgia, New York City, and London. Ending with a teaser for book 2, I can't wait to read the next installment of The Shakespeare Mysteries!— Rachel Watkins
Twelve-year-old Colophon Letterford has a serious mystery on her hands. Will she discover the link between her family’s literary legacy and Shakespeare’s tomb before it’s too late? Antique paintings, secret passages, locked mausoleums, a four-hundred-year-old treasure, and a cast of quirky (and some ignoble) characters all add up to a fun original adventure. Readers will revel in a whirlwind journey through literary time and space in real-world locales from Mont St. Michel to Stratford-Upon-Avon to Central Park!
As a lawyer, Deron Hicks investigates mysteries for a living. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in painting and from Mercer Law School. He lives in Warm Springs, Georgia with his wife and children.
Mark Edward Geyer is best known as the illustrator of two Stephen King novels: Rose Madder and The Green Mile. Mark has worked in a variety of illustration genres, including corporate advertising, editorial, and architectural. He comes from a long line of artists. Visit his website at www.markedwardgeyer.com.
"Superbly written, plenty of action, a bright and inquisitive 12-year-old girl protagonist, and lots of literary flair, this book can be recommended to pretty much any kid in the 8-13 range."
"The combination of humor and suspense works well to keep readers turning the pages of this modern-day mystery."
"Hicks establishes an aura of old-fashioned mystery in his entertaining debut."
"A fine traditional mystery with a modern sensibility."