Weekend Update: September 26-27, 2020

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Dick Cass (Monday), John Clark (Tuesday), Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Thursday), and Kate Flora (Friday).

In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers:

from Kathy Lynn Emerson: One more cover reveal, this time for my second mystery for children ages 8-12, The Mystery of the Missing Bagpipes, originally published by Avon Camelot back in 1991.

The new edition doesn’t change the story (it’s set in Maine in 1986) but I did revise a few clunky sentences and commission a new cover. The reading level is 5.3.
Here’s the book description:
Spending three weeks in rural Maine listening to the sound of bagpipes isn’t 12-year-old Kim Hanlon’s idea of fun, but her father has signed up to attend classes in playing that instrument at the estate of an eccentric millionaire and he’s brought his family with him to the adjacent campground. When a valuable set of antique bagpipes disappears, Kim’s new friend Woody is suspected of the theft. Refusing to believe he’s guilty, she’s determined to discover who really committed the crime.

from the reviewers:
Bangor Daily News: “an excellent summer choice for that niece or nephew.”
Booklist: “Emerson weaves much food for thought into the narrative through Kim’s willingness to trust in Woody and her search to understand her own goals and talents.”

It’s currently available as an e-book—click here for links to buy https://books2read.com/u/3kWy9W

A paperback (print on demand) edition is in the works and should be available in about a month




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