Gilda Joyce (Paperback)

the Dead Drop

By Jennifer Allison

Puffin Books, 9780142416389, 320pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/14/2009)

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Description

When Gilda lands a summer internship at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., she finds herself caught up in both a museum haunting and a real case of espionage. While investigating a cemetery where Abraham Lincoln's son was once buried, Gilda stumbles upon a spy's "dead drop" of classified information. As she tries to decode the cryptic message, Gilda realizes her case is not only a matter of investigating the supernatural; she's involved in an urgent matter of national security and faces her most serious challenge yet.


About the Author

Jennifer Allison grew up in a small town in Michigan. One of her best friends lived on a sheep farm, and the two girls found the spooky atmosphere of the barn hayloft to be perfect for séances. As it turned out, the experience was also perfect inspiration for a novel about a thirteen-year-old psychic investigator.
 
Ms. Allison holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. from American University. Her various careers have included work as a news reporter and high school English teacher. She has also held numerous odd jobs — piano player in a shopping mall, assembly-line worker for General Motors, waitress, preschool teacher — that have helped her generate ideas for characters and stories. Jennifer Allison currently lives in Chicago, with her husband, Michael, and their three children — Max, and the twins, Marcus and Genevieve (“Gigi”).

Learn more about Jennifer at gildajoyce.com.