Win a Book Wednesday: August 25, 2021

Today’s offering for “Win a Book Wednesday” is a chance to win a autographed paperback of Kathy Lynn Emerson’s The Mystery of the Missing Bagpipes, a book written for ages 8-12 and first published by Avon Camelot. This edition, reissued in 2020, has a new cover and a few minor edits but is essentially the same as the original.

The story takes place in the summer of 1986. 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. Reading level 5.2.

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.”

In order to win, leave a comment below. The winner will be notified by email and announced in the next Weekend Update.

Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett has had sixty-four books traditionally published and has self published several children’s books and three works of nonfiction. She won the Agatha Award and was an Anthony and Macavity finalist for best mystery nonfiction of 2008 for How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries and was an Agatha Award finalist in 2015 in the best mystery short story category. She was the Malice Domestic Guest of Honor in 2014. Her newest books are Murder, She Edited (the fourth book in the contemporary “Deadly Edits” series, written as Kaitlyn) and, as Kathy, I Kill People for a Living: A Collection of Essays by a Writer of Cozy Mysteries. She maintains websites at and A third, at A Who’s Who of Tudor Women, is the gateway to over 2300 mini-biographies of sixteenth-century Englishwomen, now available in e-book format.

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17 Responses to Win a Book Wednesday: August 25, 2021

  1. Julianne Spreng says:

    What a perfect book. I have a Scotts brother-in-law and a seven and a half year old granddaughter (Alaina is very particular about including the ‘half’.) who will be 8 just before Christmas. I grew up on Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and Bobbsey Twins, among many others. It would be a terrific surprise for my avid reader.

  2. Kay Garrett says:

    “The Mystery of the Missing Bagpipes” sounds like a wonderful book. One that not only would I enjoy reading, but one that I could share with younger members of the family. Love to get folks hooked on reading!

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy. Shared and hoping to be the fortunate one selected.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book Kathy. It would be nice to visit the 80’s and Maine again.

  4. Paula Renfroe says:

    I love all of your books. From the description, I would even enjoy this book, regardless of age range.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous is actually Lorrie btw I am having trouble with my WordPress account. Hoping to have it sorted today. Thanks again Kathy.

  6. KarenM says:

    I have a 10.75 year old grand niece who I would love to turn into a mystery reader.
    I know she reads horse themed books but has not yet read mysteries.
    Someone needs to inherit my mystery collection when I die or it will be donated away.
    Thank you for your kind offer.

  7. Fortney, Sally says:

    I love all your other series. Thanks for the chance to read this book, too.

  8. Jane Nelson says:

    I’ve read and enjoyed this book, and would love a copy to give to my great-niece!

  9. Heather Elizabeth says:

    This looks like a fun read! A good one for a read aloud with the kiddos and their grandmother, who loves bagpipes. Thanks for the opportunity, Kathy.

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