Releases March 2015

by Ellen Byerrum

childrendidntsee-largeDebut of Ellen’s middle-grade mystery. Meet inquisitive Evangeline, one-half of the precocious twelve-year-old Bresette twins. It’s just another summer for them, swimming, squabbling, and coping with their lawyer parents —until a woman dies at their grandparents’ country club. And Evangeline notices the corpse is missing a pair of diamond earrings.

She launches her own investigation into the alleged earring theft. Her twin brother, Raphael, would prefer to simply go swimming and leave the worrying (and asking nosy questions) to the grown-ups. Meanwhile, the adults (who assume the children didn’t see anything) haven’t got a clue. Evangeline must rely on her wits and her Barbie Doll Crime Scene Reconstruction Team to try to puzzle out the mystery of the missing earrings — and a death no one else believes is suspicious. Her search for justice proves far more dangerous than she expected.