Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave by Deron R. Hicks
The Letterford Mysteries, Book I

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Twelve-year-old Colophon Letterford has a serious mystery on her hands. Will she discover the link between her family’s literary legacy and Shakespeare’s tomb before it’s too late? Antique paintings, secret passages, locked mausoleums, a four-hundred-year-old treasure, and a cast of quirky (and some ignoble) characters all add up to a fun original adventure. Readers will revel in a whirlwind journey through literary time and space in real-world locales from Mont St. Michel to Stratford-Upon-Avon to Central Park!


About Deron R. Hicks

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As a lawyer, Deron Hicks investigates mysteries for a living, so it's only natural that he wrote about one of literature' s most puzzling people. He lives in Warm Springs, Georgia with his wife children. Mark Edward Geyer is best known as the illustrator of two Stephen King novels: Rose Madder and The Green Mile. Mark has worked in a variety of illustration genres, including corporate advertising, editorial, and architectural. He comes from a long line of artists.
Published September 11, 2012 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 320 pages
Genres: Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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From the elegant family home in Georgia, Colophon travels to England, where she and Julian visit Shakespeare’s grave, are nearly trapped in a mausoleum and find a family strongbox in a private bank.

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In a prologue set in 1616 on the island of Le Mont Saint-Michel, publisher Miles Letterford secures a mysterious treasure, and Hicks establishes an aura of old-fashioned mystery in his entertaining debut.

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one of the characters had spent his entire life chasing the daydream of treasure, for example, and one of the characters is completely evil –you think he wants the company but he actually has a much more evil motivation — they were just unrealistic.

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