Nick Caden solves murder mysteries by watching police and detective shows. Can you identify the zombie who stole Nick’s sister before Nick can?
Hours before the start of Savannah’s Halloween night Zombie Crawl, Nick Caden investigates the mystery surrounding Heidi May Laveau’s death.
Once more, Nick’s curiosity gets the better of him, only this time he brings along Wendy, his sister, to investigate the rumors that Laveau is one of the “walking-dead.” Moments before the pair is set to leave the old fishing shack, a body floats up from the dark depths of the creek and snatches Wendy!
No one believes Nick when he claims Laveau’s “zombie” pulled his sister away in a canoe — even after Wendy proves impossible to find. But this kid-sister body-snatcher 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 find his sister and discover the truth about the “undead” — because the answer might be right under Nick’s nose.
Who knows what horrors will bubble up when the tide recedes?
“Hey, Nick Caden, here. I know most people say zombies aren’t real but during my investigation into the mysterious circumstances surrounding Heidi May Laveau’s death I found this in the Bible. While some were burying a man they threw his body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet. And there is also this. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs and appeared to many people. I can’t say if dead people come back and walk around or not, but it’s in the Bible. And a lot of people believe what’s in the Bible.”
Awards for the Monster Mysteries series
Winner of the Selah award for tween / teen mysteries
INSPY Award nominee (runner up)
Moonbeam Children’s Book Award nominee (runner up — tagged out at third 🙂
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Praise for the Monster Mysteries series
“This series has the same longevity and wholesome quality as The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew but the author writes for today’s youth.” ~ Amazon review
“I enjoyed reading this fun suspense adventure. Great book for middle school and older boys and girls will enjoy it, too!” ~ Amazon review
“Overall the book was pretty good and I would think it would be for ages nine and up.” ~ Amazon review
“I was guessing until the end of the book. I did not know who it was. I think even adults will enjoy this book.” ~ Amazon review
The Monster Mysteries series contains no; sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language. While this murder mystery series discusses things like ghosts, vampires, and zombies, it does so in a factual way.
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Some readers have asked the guy who helps me write my stories (Mr. Jones) if I’m a Christian. I doubt that I am. I’m in my teens, which means I sort of question everything. Especially people who say they know for sure something is true.
I know Mom and Dad aren’t Christians. Neither is my sister. But then again, a lot of the people I meet who say they are Christians don’t act like it. They’re mean or rude or don’t do hardly any of the things the Bible says you’re supposed to do, like treat your neighbor like you want to be treated or (and this is a big one) treat God like he’s actually GOD.
Pop, my grandfather, is a Christian. He used to teach religion at a college in Sleepy Hollow. When I was a kid he told me every person who’s ever been born was messed up in God’s eyes. Some worse than others. But Pop said being even a little messed up is enough to send you off the road and into the ditch. Except he didn’t say ditch. He used a word I can’t repeat because Mom says it’s a cuss word. Pop said that’s how come we need God’s help to get fixed.
I know most of the boys my age don’t think a lot of stuff in the Bible actually happened. Like, how can there have been dinosaurs during the Jurassic Park era and the earth only be 6000 years old? 6000 years old! My grandfather has packing peanuts that old. My grandfather never throws away bubble wrap or packing peanuts. “Never know when I’m going to need to mail something.” By the way, my grandfather hardly ever leaves the house so I’m not sure when he thinks he’s going to mail something to someone.
But then my science teacher swears we came from some single-cell-ameba-whatever that crawled from the sea a gazillion years ago and eventually grew into a human. How’s that even possible? And where did the single-cell-ameba-whatever come from? Or the earth? Or our solar system? See what I’m saying? There had to be something or someone before there was the single-cell-ameba-whatever. I’ll be honest: I’m not sure either side knows the real facts.
Only thing I know is that the more I read in the Bible about ghosts and the “walking dead,” and “men turned into wild beasts” (that could or could not have been a “wolf-man”), the more I wonder if maybe some (maybe all) of what’s in the Bible might be true.
And if it is, then the Bible is about the scariest book I know of.