LOVE A MYSTERY? LOVE A GHOST? ARE YOU A FORENSICS FIEND?
Mystery readers love a good heroine, one they can relate to, but who gets into exciting situations most of us just day dream about. One only has to consider the durability of Nancy Drew who is as iconic as Sherlock Holmes. Marry an appealing heroine, Annie Tillery, to story plots that involve forensic science (our teen heroine has an aunt on the NYC police force), and you’ve got what I like to call “Nancy Drew meets CSI.” www.annietillery.com
I am Linda Maria Frank, the author of Annie Tillery Mysteries, the new young adult mystery series. I have already self-published the first two books of the series, “The Madonna Ghost” and “Girl with Pencil Drawing”. I am three quarters of the way through writing the third, “Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys”. Isn’t it time to acquaint our young girls with the just pure fun of reading a good mystery with a heroine you would like as your best friend?
Annie Tillery, the heroine, is an engaging, sympathetic character who is smart but not nerdy, attractive but not beautiful and, does not use magic or witchcraft to solve cases; using her wits, grit, and sense of humor instead. She provides the same kind of pure fun for the reader as Nancy Drew has been for several generations.
The books revolve around Annie’s personal struggles, having absentee parents, falling in love, and finding what life has to offer, with good mysteries. These age appropriate books involve plots complex enough to engage readers of all ages. I am presently marketing them with the tag line, Nancy Drew Meets CSI, for Girls of All Ages, but I did write them for middle school children. Parents will be thrilled to find books that are positive in outlook and have a heroine who is believable.
Read chapter excerpts on my facebook page, Official Fans of The Madonna Ghost.
Visit my author’s website at www.themadonnaghost.com, click on the book marked blog, to get acquainted with the plot and characters of this gripping new teen detective story. This new mystery/romance for young readers is now available at Barnes and Noble.com and Amazon.com , in e-book, soft cover, and soon to be in digital audio.
Linda Maria Frank, retired from a life-long career teaching science, resides on Long Island where she is currently writing her mystery series, and producing her local access TV show, The Writer’s Dream at the LTV studios in Wainscott. She is a member on L.AI. Authors Group, Sisters in Crime, and L.I. Children’s Writers and Illustrators .
“The Madonna Ghost” takes place on Fire Island where Annie is vacationing with Aunt Jill. Along with Ty Egan, her boyfriend, she investigates a local ghost with the help of one of Fire Island’s historians. The ghost appears, and leads Annie and Co. to a plot that impacts on national security.
“Girl with Pencil, Drawing” involves Annie in the world of art forgery as she takes art lessons at a Soho gallery. When her painting instructor, Francesca Gabrielli, is accused of the murder of the art gallery director, Annie and her N.Y.P.D. detective aunt, Jill Tillery set out to clear her name. They uncover a ring of art thieves and forgers who will stop at nothing to protect their lucrative empire. Annie and Francesca barely escape death by fire and water.
Author – Linda Maria Frank – “Annie Tillery Mysteries“
Phone 516 – 798 – 0341
Facebook: Official Fans of The Madonna Ghost
Producer of The Writer’s Dream TV Show