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Holy guacamole, a book sale!


For a limited time, I can make four of my favorites available in hardcover for the low, low price of $10 each, $5 for paperbacks. Better yet, I'll personalize them! To order, use the "notes to Martha" tab on my website or email me at


Who Stole New Year's Eve?  Who stole all the ice sculptures from the College Springs winter carnival – and why? The case ought to be perfect for 12-year-old sleuths and Chickadee Court residents Alex Parakeet and Yasmeen Popp. Unfortunately, Yasmeen’s dislike of Eve, the new girl on the block, threatens the friendship. Is Alex on his own this time? Or is Eve his partner now? Before the detecting’s done, Alex will march in the holiday parade, celebrate Eve’s New Year’s Eve birthday, sniff out tricky clues all over town, and confront explosive danger in the dark. As always, Luau the ace-detective cat, is on hand to help out. With its fast-paced plot, humor and enticing clues, Who Stole New Year’s Eve? will draw in even reluctant readers, according to School Library Journal.

The Orphan and the Mouse  Set in a Philadelphia orphanage in 1949, The Orphan and the Mouse has the feel of a classic and the pacing of contemporary thriller. Caro is a kindhearted and reliable 10-year-old whose mother died in a fire. Mary Mouse has a high prestige job, art thief, in the mouse colony that lives in the orphanage wall. Caro’s rescuing Mary from a wicked cat sets off a series of events that changes both their lives and exposes corruption at the heart of both the colony and the orphanage. Bank Street Best Book of the Year, and Junior Library Guild pick.

The Case of the Ruby Slippers When the ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” go missing, White House kids Cammie, Tessa and Nate are called on to get them back and expose the thief. Complicating matters are a family surprise party, a visit from a teen-age singing sensation, conflict in a certain nearby nation, and the too energetic White House dog who has a thing for slippers, even if they’re priceless. Loaded with plot twists, villains, action and hilarity, this puzzling story proves there’s no place like home – especially when home is the White House.

Who Stole Halloween?  On a gray and spooky October afternoon, the kind when trees look like skeletons and shadows look like ghosts, Alex and Yasmeen see a missing-cat flyer posted in a cemetery. Weird place for a flyer, thinks Alex. This could be the start of another mystery! thinks Yasmeen. Soon the kid sleuths are searching for a black cat named Halloween at the same time they try to solve a 100-year-old murder blamed on a cat. A Texas Bluebonnet pick.


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