Tower of the Five Orders

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Tower of the Five Orders

By Deron R. Hicks; Mark Edward Geyer (Illustrator)

Harcourt Brace and Company, Hardcover, 9780547839530, 310pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2013

Colophon Letterford's life changed overnight when she uncovered Shakespeare's lost manuscripts. Now the authenticity of those manuscripts is in question . . . and the centuries-old family publishing business is in danger. In this exciting mystery, thirteen-year-old Colophon travels from Oxford's lofty Tower of the Five Orders to the dank depths of London's sewers in her pursuit of truth and honor. But the stakes are high. Budding cryptologists, Shakespeare fans, and mystery lovers alike will revel in the twists and turns of this fascinating middle grade sequel to "Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave."

About the Author
As a lawyer, Deron Hicks investigates mysteries for a living, soit's only natural thathe wrote about one of literature' s most puzzling people. He lives in Warm Springs, Georgia with his wife 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