Rumor of a Werewolf 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 By Eddie Jones

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


Skull Creek (2018)

In Transylvania, North Carolina Nick Caden finds a murder victim with fangs, bite marks and a stake driven through its heart. There are no such things as vampires … are there?

Awards for the Caden Chronicles series

  • Winner of the Selah award for tween / teen mystery series
  • INSPY Award nominee
  • Moonbeam Children’s Book Award nominee

After solving the ghost story murder at Deadwood Canyon, Nick lands a job as a roving reporter for The Cool Ghoul Gazette, an app the covers paranormal events and supernatural disturbances. When the editor sends Nick to investigate a murder in Transylvania, North Carolina, the young super sleuth finds a corpse with fangs, bite marks and a stake driven through its heart. If Nick proves vampires are real, his job as an investigative journalist is set for life!

But once he begins to peel back the clues surrounding the murder Nick finds his new job is not only dangerous but could suck the life out of him.

“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life. I will raise them up at the last day.” Jesus on living forever

Dead Man's Hand By Eddie Jones

Dead Man’s Hand (Dry Bones Publishing)

In an authentic old west ghost town, Nick Caden uncovers the body of Jesse James … and other deadly secrets!

Awards for the Caden Chronicles mystery series:

  • Winner of the Selah award for tween / teen mysteries
  • INSPY Award nominee (runner up)
  • Moonbeam Children’s Book Award nominee (runner up — tagged out at third 🙂

It’s all just for show…right? Nothing more than Hollywood theatrics? “This is an authentic old west ghost town,” the sheriff tells Nick. “Around these parts the dead don’t stay dead.”

But Nick Caden’s vacation becomes a living nightmare when this this “living” ghost town in Deadwood takes a deadly turn toward trouble. Soon Nick finds himself trapped in a livery stable with the infamous outlaw Jesse James. The shooter whirls, aims and… vanishes. Great theatrics, Nick thinks.

Except now he’s alone in the hayloft with the bullet-riddled body of Billy the Kid which (and this is where things really get crazy-scary) DISAPPEARS.

Soon Nick is caught in a deadly chase—from an abandoned gold mine, through forbidden buffalo hunting grounds, and across Rattlesnake Gulch. Around every turn he finds another suspect. Will Nick solve the murder before his family leaves Deadwood? Or will the town’s desperate need for tourist and income bury the haunting truth — that something evil lives in this Old West Ghost Town?In this new middle-grade murder mystery series, award-winning author Eddie Jones takes readers on a Wild, Wild, West ride.

“Samuel was dead and buried. The woman said, ‘I see a ghostly figure coming up out of the earth.’ Then Samuel asked, ‘Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?'” ~ ghosts in the Bible 

Praise for Dead Man’s Hand

This is teen fiction that’s not just for teens. I for one can’t wait for the next book in the series. For adventure, suspense and just plain laugh-out-loud fun, you can’t do better than Dead Man’s Hand. ~ Ann Tatlock, multiple Christy award winner

Dead Man’s Hand is an exciting ghost-story with lots of surprises. A great read for kids who love a good mystery. I highly recommend it!” Levi Holmes, son of best-selling author and two-time Christy Award nominee, Gina Holmes

Dead Man’s Hand was a perfect mixture of suspenseful and spooky. I loved all the detective stuff. It taught me how to find a murderer! ~ Abby Dellosso, daughter of author Mike Dellosso

With a plot that lassos you in, Dead Man’s Hand is a fantastical read! ~ Laura Tatlock

I am reading this book aloud to my seventh grade english class and they absolutely love it. It is really intriguing and gets the children’s’ attention. (And mine) It is so hard not to read ahead because I am so engrossed in the book too! ~ Goodreads

The author writes for boys because educators have noted that girls consistently outperform boys in reading skills. Research bears this out. Studies reveal that the literacy gap between male and female students is both longstanding and worldwide. Since the author is male and has two sons, he writes for boys.
But girls may also like the Caden Chronicles series.
The Caden Chronicles series contains no; sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language. While this kids murder mystery series discusses things like ghosts, vampires, and zombies, it does so in a factual way. Enjoy the study questions at the end of books 1 and 2.
No Good Stede Goes Unpunished By Eddie Jones

No Good Stede Goes Unpunished (Raleigh: Dry Bones Publishing, December 1, 2020)

In No Good Stede Goes Unpunished Ricky sails back in time with “Gentleman” Stede Bonnet, a rich sugar plantation owner who thought becoming a pirate might be a fun way to live out the rest of his life. And for Bonnet it was a yabba dabba doo good time right up until the moment that he swung by the neck. Ricky saw it happen.


  • #1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Christian Values & Virtues Fiction
The End of Calico Jack By Eddie Jones

The End of Calico Jack (Raleigh, NC: Dry Bones Publishing, September 9, 2019)

In October 1720, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, and Mary Read stole the William, a 12 ton sloop. With a nefarious crew, Calico Jack voided his pardon to the first Royal Governor of the Bahamas, Woodes Rogers, and went hunting for merchant ships.

I know. I was aboard the evening we stole the William.

The good news is, I found the ship’s log in a cave on Coffin Cay with the exact course and route and longitude and latitude of where the Nuestra Señora De Riqueza would be on October 16, 1720.

The bad news is, I’m now sailing around the Spanish Main with Calico Jack, Ann Bonny, and Scary Mary Read. If I make it off this ship alive, you’ll read how one of the largest pirate treasures ever taken wound up in a cave off the southwestern tip of Hispaniola.

You’re welcome to climb aboard and sail with us. We need lots of crew. The men of our crew keep getting stabbed or shot or hung. ~ Ricky Bradshaw

P.S. The End of Calico Jack is a fictional retelling of the life of Calico Jack, Ann Bonny, and Mary Read based on historical research. Some liberties have been taken in the telling of the story. (I was forced into piracy, after all, and taking things is what pirates do.) In the book I include a REAL PIRATE MAP of Calico Jack’s sailing routes and ports and stuff. ~ Ricky Bradshaw

Written for the General Market (G): Contains no sexual dialogue or strong language. May also contain some content of an inspirational/religious nature.