The Case of the Counterfeit Criminals (Hardcover)

By Jordan Stratford, Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780385754484, 208pp.

Publication Date: January 24, 2017

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Description

This "winner" (School Library Journal) of a history-mystery-science series continues as the Wollstonecraft Detectives--Ada Byron Lovelace and Mary Shelley--take on a case from the celebrated dinosaur bone hunter, Mary Anning.

The Wollstonecraft Girls embark on their most important case yet--the famed dinosaur fossil hunter Mary Anning is being blackmailed. Her precious dog has been snatched and the kidnappers are demanding that Miss Anning authenticate some fake dinosaur bones up for auction at the British Museum in order to get him back. Ada and Mary have just three days to track down the fossil fakers, find the dog, and save the integrity of science

The game is truly afoot in this quirky caper involving blood-sucking leeches, an asthmatic pug, smoke bombs, secret elevators, diabolical disguises, and wicked word-play.

Praise for The Case of the Missing Moonstone

"An enjoyable plot, resourceful heroines and fun writing." --Wall Street Journal

"Smart and witty. . . . The detectives in training use quick thinking, book smarts, and social know-how to find a stolen gemstone. Comical narration and dialogue will charm readers thoroughly." --Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Case of the Girl in Grey

"Mystery fans ... will relish the girls' romp around the stately home; discovery of an encrypted clue (in the crypt, of course); and unraveling of the mystery."--Booklist

"Equal parts laughs and adventure, this lively mystery will keep you guessing till the end " -Discovery Girls


About the Author

JORDAN STRATFORD is a producer, author, and screenwriter. Stratford first launched the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency series on Kickstarter and in under a month had gained nearly 3,000 backers--clearly there was an eager audience. You can find him on the Web at JordanStratford.com and on Twitter @JordanStratford. KELLY MURPHY is an accomplished picture-book and chapter-book author and artist. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where she now serves on the faculty. Kelly lives with her husband in New England. You can read more about her work at kelmurphy.com.
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