Young Girl Embarks on a Quest to Solve Grimly Manor’s Mystery

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In author Donna Wren Carson’s “The Mystery of Grimly Manor”, this 11-year-old girl must find someone brave enough to help her solve the conundrum—and must face more than what she thinks as an adventure

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In author Donna Wren Carson’s riveting debut, The Mystery of Grimly Manor, young adult mystery novel fanatics and general readers will follow the quest and chilling adventures of 11-year-old girl Leira MacGregor who is desperate to find someone brave enough to help her solve The Mystery of Grimly Manor. The spooky manor, which was built long ago, has an ancient cemetery behind it. Now, it is wrapped with mystifying riddles that this young girl will attempt to unravel.

This book takes readers to the creepy corners of the mysterious Grimly Manor. According to whisperings, there is a scary old man who lives there, but no one has seen him except on Halloween. Candles flicker in the night, and on holidays, decorations appear around the manor like magic. Families in the neighborhood try and ignore these strange happenings. Over the years, children have only been able to conquer their fear on Halloween by knocking on the decaying door. When the door was opened, they were ‘greeted’ by someone in a frightful mask and costume with vicious growling in the background. Now, it’s up to Leira to find someone brave enough to help solve the mystery. Little does she imagine what adventures lay in her path.

Filled with interesting characters, hair-raising occurrences, bizarre scenes, and fantastic adventures, The Mystery of Grimly Manor will surely rivet readers from the time they begin the thrilling journey until they arrive at its surprising conclusion.

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About the Author
Donna Wren Carson was born and raised in Enfield, Conn. After years of avid reading, she applied her skills to young adult mystery novels. After leaving the high paced manufacturing industry she turned her dedication to substitute teaching at her daughter’s elementary school. It fired her imagination to bring to children not only love of a good mystery, but the laughter of the situations that young readers can relate to through the three main characters. She truly hopes readers will enjoy this first work in the LAS (Leira, Addy, and Skye) mysteries.

The Mystery of Grimly Manor * by Donna Wren Carson
Publication Date: August 28, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 112 pages; 978-1-4771-5507-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 112 pages; 978-1-4771-5508-0
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-5509-7

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