Phantom Gunslinger By Eddie Jones
Rumor of a Werewolf (Illuminate YA, 2019)
September: Sleepy Hollow, New York, The Daily Crawler
Horrified law enforcement officials investigating the gruesome death of Candee Brenneman claim a wolf or some other large animal killed her. Brenneman, age 32, an avid jogger and fitness instructor, was found by an employee of RIP’s Restaurant under a bridge in Rockefeller State Park. Brenneman’s throat was savagely ripped apart. Large misshapen paw prints were found around the body. There were also bite marks on her hands, and arms. Some have suggested that her death, occurring during a full moon, indicates that a werewolf may be running loose in Sleepy Hollow. The investigation is on-going.
In Sleepy Hollow, New York Nick Caden uncovers the clues surrounding the murder of Candee Brenneman … and other deadly secrets! But as the last full moon of the month rises over Raven Rock, Nick is about to learn that monsters are real.
And the worst kind of monster is the one you never saw coming.
“Immediately his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird. Let him live with the animals of the earth. Let his mind be changed from that of a man and let him be given the mind of an animal.” ~ the Bible “werewolf”
Dead Low Tide (Illuminate YA, 2019)
Hours before the start of Savannah’s Halloween night Zombie Crawl, Nick Caden uncovers the body of Heidi May Laveau … and other deadly secrets! Who knows what horrors will bubble up when the tide recedes?
Awards for the Caden Chronicles mystery series
- Winner of the Selah award for tween / teen mysteries
- INSPY Award nominee
- Moonbeam Children’s Book Award nominee
Hours before the start of Savannah’s Halloween night Zombie Crawl, Nick Caden investigates the mystery surrounding Heidi May Laveau’s death. Once more, Nick’s curiosity gets the better of him, only this time he brings along Wendy, his sister, to investigate the rumors that Laveau is one of the “walking-dead.”
Moments before the pair is set to leave the old fishing shack and return to their parent’s rented condo, a body floats up from the dark depths of the creek and snatches Wendy!
No one believes Nick when he claims Laveau’s “zombie” pulled his sister away in a canoe — even after Wendy proves impossible to find. But this kid-sister body-snatcher has a message for Nick from “beyond the grave.”
Now he faces the difficult task of sorting fact from fiction before his worst fears come true. It’s a race against the clock to find his sister and discover the truth about the “undead” — because the answer might be right under Nick’s nose.
“While some were burying a man they threw his body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet.” “The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs and appeared to many people.” ~ Walking Dead in the Bible