Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave

Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave

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

Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547840345, 273pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2012

Description

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



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 www.markedwardgeyer.com.


Praise For Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave

"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."
—Decatur Metro

"The combination of humor and suspense works well to keep readers turning the pages of this modern-day mystery."
Kirkus

"Hicks establishes an aura of old-fashioned mystery in his entertaining debut."
Publishers Weekly

"A fine traditional mystery with a modern sensibility."
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