Nick Caden solves murder mysteries by watching police and detective shows. Can you identify who the vampire killer is before Nick?
In Transylvania, North Carolina Nick Caden finds a murder victim with fangs, bite marks and a stake driven through its heart. There are no such things as vampires … are there?
Awards for the Monster Mysteries series
Winner of the Selah award for tween / teen mystery series
INSPY Award nominee (runner up)
Moonbeam Children’s Book Award nominee (runner up — tagged out at third 🙂
After solving the ghost story murder at Deadwood Canyon, Nick lands a job as a roving reporter for The Cool Ghoul Gazette, an app the covers paranormal events and supernatural disturbances. When the editor sends Nick to investigate a murder in Transylvania, North Carolina, the young super sleuth finds a corpse with fangs, bite marks and a stake driven through its heart. If Nick proves vampires are real, his job as an investigative journalist is set for life!
But once he begins to peel back the clues surrounding the murder Nick finds his new job is not only dangerous but could suck the life out of him.
I wrote the ‘Murder Mysteries’ series with boys in mind,” says author Eddie Jones. “The ‘Murder Mysteries’ books are short murder mysteries with a spiritual supernatural element. Dead Man’s Hand addresses the myth of ghosts. Skull Creek Stakeout addresses the myth of vampires. (In case you’re wondering, the myth that a person could drink blood and live forever began in the Upper Room when Jesus offered his blood and body to his disciples. Obviously his words have since been distorted and taken out of context.) Dead Low Tide addresses the rumor that the dead can rise from the grave and walk around like zombies. Rumor of a Werewolf deals with the shapeshifting mythology that portrays humans turning into animals (Book of Daniel).
“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life. I will raise them up at the last day.” Jesus ~ the Bible
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 teen 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 young 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.