Harriet Mayden and the Thorburn Detective Agency
This book by 15 year old L.K. Marstall is the winner of our 2018 RRC Summer Book Contest! This year's theme was "mystery and she wrote us a complicated tale of family intrigue. The main character, Harriet, ends up saving the family fortune. L.K. played on famous mystery writers with loads of historical references. As the reader, you ask yourself, Who is good? Who is bad? Witty banter and characters with accents make it a fun read. Her cover art is outstanding! Inside, you'll find penned illustrations in black and gray with a genuine signature look. Bravo! 7x 9, 18 pgs, hc. ~ Sara
Here they are... the winners of the last seven Super Summer Book Contests! Ego is a charming picture book about friendship and was our very first winner in 2015. In 2016, young authors created graphic novels and The Amazingly Untalented Mango was our overall winner. The beautifully-illustrated book Clara's Prayer won in 2017, where historical fiction was the theme. The 2018's mystery story contest winner is Harriet Mayden and the Thorburn Detective Agency. The winner for 2019, is a sweet fable called Clara Bunny. In 2020, the winner of our adventure story was Clover and the Key to the Dragon's Tower. The newest winner of our 2021 contest is called From Dog to Dog, a heartfelt family story. You will enjoy these original and creative stories from our very talented young authors!