Author Tells Mystery-themed Story Intended for Teens and Young Adult

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New teenage mystery and adventure awaits all readers who join the spunky teenage detective, Missey Wilcox, in unlocking the secrets of ‘The Charelton Locket’.

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Coming across an antique locket at an estate sale, questions such as what is the locket intended for and others that will explain its past has bugged author Ann Morgan Taylor; thus leading her to write another mystery tale intended for teens and young adults. As the Missey Wilcox Mystery series continues, readers will see how the spunky teenage detective was able to help a bullied newcomer in school at the same time unlocking the secrets of “The Charleton Locket.”

With the end of summer vacation, spunky teenage detective Missey Wilcox is looking forward to returning to school. The new school year brings Zoe Rabin to Colony High. Zoe’s eyes seem to hide many secrets. When Zoe begins to experience strange accidents, is bullied by one of the most popular girls in school, and accused of stealing, Missey is determined to unlock the mystery of Zoe’s unknown past. With the help of her best friend, Willow, Missey embarks on a journey of mysterious twists and turns as she uncovers prejudice, greed, and selfishness aimed at Zoe and finds herself in danger.

Identifying her specific target audience as the teens and the young adults of this generation, Taylor presents a tale of exciting mystery, highlighting the reality and the difficulty one goes through when he or she is in a new school or environment. Having a stand against bullying, Taylor pictures the effect of bullying and aides readers with the solution of how to deal with it — through courage, acceptance and forgiveness. Complete with all the antics, energy, and the popular culture enjoyed by the younger population, Taylor has surely written a relatable and enjoyable read all rolled into one.

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About the Author
Ann Morgan Taylor made her writing debut with “Mystery of the McCallum Farm: A Missy Wilcox Mystery.” Her books celebrate the curiosity and life of today’s teens. She is a history buff; she loves collecting antiques, and enjoys incorporating these two hobbies into her writing. She lives in Pennsylvania with her two cats, Maxwell and Peter.

The Charleton Locket * by Ann Morgan Taylor
Publication Date: January 15, 2014
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 212 pages; 978-1-4931-5675-7
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 212 pages; 978-1-4931-5676-4
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-5677-1

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