"An enjoyable paranormal mystery imbued with social commentary." - Kirkus Reviews on Daybreak on Raven Island.
"My kind of mystery! Quirky, fast paced, and full of fun!”
Chris Grabenstein, multi-award winning author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, on Midnight at the Barclay Hotel.
“A madcap mystery that I couldn’t put down!” –Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, New York Times bestselling author of The Book Scavenger series on Midnight at the Barclay Hotel.
“Agatha Christie references abound, and the hotel setting shines. A quirky, kid-friendly introduction to the murder mystery.” –Kirkus Reviews on Midnight at the Barclay Hotel.
"The characters are relatable, the writing is terrific, and the story is compelling. Fun illustrations by Xavier Bonet will help kids, even reluctant readers, stick with it. This is a winner." -5 stars from San Francisco Book Review
"Bradley combines history, familiar Washington, D.C. landmarks, dangerous obstacles, and a witty voice in this brisk, satisfying novel."
The Horn Book, about Double Vision: Code Name 711
“Ingenious. Bradley cleverly weaves adventure and history throughout this fast-paced book. A must read for mystery fans, including reluctant readers.”
School Library Journal, about Double Vision: Code Name 711
“A cool caper with great Washington D.C. locations. The perfect page-turner for reluctant readers.”
Dan Gutman, New York Times bestselling author of The Genius Files
Look for my story The Perfect Alibi...!
Bestselling author Chris Grabenstein and the Mystery Writers of America bring together twenty peerless puzzles—from bestselling authors such as Peter Lerangis, Stuart Gibbs, Lauren Magaziner, Kate Milford, and, of course, Grabenstein himself—in an anthology of mystery short stories that invite readers to try to unravel the riddles themselves.
Spy Kids meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid in Fleur (F.T.) Bradley's Double Vision trilogy.
Follow Linc Baker as he takes the place of super kid spy Ben, taking him to Paris, Washington D.C, and Los Angeles. Only Linc has no idea how to be a spy... Will his antics and ingenuity save the day...?
Midnight at the Barclay Hotel is nominated for the Sasquatch, Anthony, Agatha, and Reading the West Award.
Winner of the Colorado Book Award and Sunshine State Young Reader Award!
How the World Worships: a 6-book nonfiction series for educators.
Readers will learn about one of the world's most widely practiced religions through the lens of two different perspectives and dive deep into important figures, sacred texts, holidays, and commandments. This narrative nonfiction book uses considerate text that is written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to engage and accommodate struggling readers.
Hunting ghosts and solving the case before checkout? All in a weekend's work.
When JJ Jacobson convinced his mom to accept a surprise invitation to an all-expenses-paid weekend getaway at the illustrious Barclay Hotel, he never imagined that he'd find himself in the midst of a murder mystery. He thought he was in for a run-of-the-mill weekend ghost hunting at the most haunted spot in town, but when he arrives at the Barclay Hotel and his mother is blamed for the hotel owner's death, he realizes his weekend is going to be anything but ordinary.
Now, with the help of his new friends, Penny and Emma, JJ has to track down a killer, clear his mother's name, and maybe even meet a ghost or two along the way.
From the critically acclaimed author of Midnight at the Barclay Hotel comes a thrilling new middle grade mystery novel inspired by Alcatraz Prison.
**Winner of the Colorado Authors League Book Award and on the 2024-25 Texas Bluebonnet List!
Tori, Marvin, and Noah would rather be anywhere else than on the seventh-grade class field trip to Raven Island prison. Tori would rather be on the soccer field, but her bad grades have benched her until further notice; Marvin would rather be at the first day of a film festival with his best friend, Kevin; and Noah isn't looking forward to having to make small talk with his classmates at this new school.
But when the three of them stumble upon a dead body in the woods, miss the last ferry back home, and then have to spend the night on Raven Island, they find that they need each other now more than ever. They must work together to uncover a killer, outrun a motley ghost-hunting crew, and expose the age-old secrets of the island all before daybreak.