“A whip-smart mystery series with a touch of paranormal and much-needed humor, realistic crime-scene drama plays out in each book, including this latest, when a girl goes missing and her brother is wrongfully imprisoned. Only this time, Nick’s brilliant wit and sleuthing skills are seriously tested when he is brought into a world of spiritualists, mediums and ghosts coming back from the dead. In the spirit of Scooby Doo, “is it a ghost or not,” and “those meddling kids,” I highly recommend this series, especially for boys and reluctant readers."
-Kim Childress, Book Editor, Girls’ Life Magazine
Nick Caden is no stranger to supernatural mysteries and paranormal phenomena. He and his buddies have been TV crime fans for years, which led to Nick solving his first murder case during an Old West ghost town family vacation when it seemed there wasn’t “a ghost of a chance” of catching the killer.
His success landed Nick a job as a reporter for The Cool Ghoul Gazette, where he debunks all kinds of crazy, so-called paranormal murders. From uncovering the killer of a vampire, to catching zombies and werewolves, Nick relies on truth, facts, and watching cop and detective shows to solve cases.
In Medium Well Done, an all-star basketball player goes missing, her brother has been implicated in a murder, and “Sistah Séance,” a Gullah woman on Georgia’s Sea islands, claims to “bring up the dead. Nick suspects this psychic-spiritualist is somehow involved, but his efforts to uncover the truth is hampered when local police insist he keep his distance from the case.
Preferring to work alone, Nick becomes annoyed when Officer Crowder demands he work with Jaz, Crowder’s teen relative, who has a “spiritual gift” that allows her “to know things about the dead.” As the pair work to find Nick’s friend, Keisha, the victim of a hit and run near the entrance to a graveyard, Nick discovers a world of darkness, where “evil thoughts and spirits flourish.”
This time, Nick doesn’t have all the answers. But he does ask the right questions. And what he learns is worse than any lies a fake fortuneteller might pass off as truth.
Complete the "Official Criminal Inquiry" to see if you have the makings of a homicide detective. With questions at the back of the book, you can fill in the answers while you read. When finished, your book report should be thorough enough to convict a killer!
Eddie is an award-winning author of middle-grade fiction. Father of two boys, he’s also a pirate at heart who loves to surf. An avid sailor with a great sense of humor, Eddie has been married to a girl he met at a stoplight in West Palm Beach during spring break for... "too many years," Eddie's wife says.
"Not enough," says Eddie.
His Caribbean Chronicles series is a humorous time-travel pirate fantasy adventure series.
Eddie’s middle grade, early high school Caden Chronicles series is wholesome, humorous reading built around supernatural mysteries. In each episode Nick sets out to prove who the real killer is and debunk the "monster myth." Readers will find a list of OFFICIAL CRIMINAL REPORT QUESTIONS at the end of each book. This makes for an easy school book report.
All of Eddie's YA and Middle Grade books are available as audiobooks. His novels are fun, fast reads for boys who don't like to read.
Awards for Middle Grade and YA novels
* Winner of the Selah award for tween / teen mysteries
* INSPY Award
* Moonbeam Children's Book Award
Find Eddie online at Eddiejones.org
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