This collection includes three complete Denali Hawthorne mysteries (also available separately) plus four short stories.
"They Called it Moosicide" - First a moose in the front yard and now a frozen body. Everyone seems to be writing off Jake's death as a moose attack, but Denali isn't so sure. As she learns more about Jake, she finds that there were a number of people with far better motives for his death than the moose. Can Denali find the real killer?
"Trouble Aboard the Hawaiian Paradise" - Denali Hawthorne is a lucky girl. Thanks to a generous aunt, she gets to travel far from the icy Alaska winter to spend spring break on a Hawaiian cruise ship, the Hawaiian Paradise. Denali and her aunt have a wonderful time exploring the islands, and on the ship Denali even runs into an old friend, Gwen. But when Gwen is accused of a crime, Denali is driven to investigate. While most of the passengers relax by the pool, Denali uncovers some strange and suspicious activities. Will Gwen drown under the accusation, or can Denali throw her a life preserver before the end of the cruise?
"Kidnapped at the Midnight Sun" - Things are looking up for Denali's team at the Midnight Sun soccer tournament, but their talented guest player, Tori, has a secret. When Tori is kidnapped, Denali's focus shifts from reaching the winner's bracket to saving her new friend from single elimination.
Plus: Who Framed Kara?, "Mystery at Fur Rendezvous, Clueless in Seattle (a mini-mystery) and Where’s Emma?
I live in a split entry house. From the front door, a short flight of stairs leads up to the main floor and another leads down to a hallway lined with overstuffed bookshelves. One Halloween, I opened the door to two trick-or-treaters, about nine years old. As I offered them candy, one of the boys asked in an awed voice, "Are you rich?" Laughing I asked him why he thought so, and he said, "All of those books!" Afterward, I looked at the paperback mysteries, the old encyclopedia we'd acquired one volume a week at a grocery store, the assorted hardbacks from bargain tables and secondhand stores, and I realized that he's right, I am rich.
-Lisa Hall Deckertread more