Skull Creek Stakeout Wins 2021 Purple Dragonfly Award

Congratulations to our 2021 Purple Dragonfly Award Winners!

Skull Creek Stakeout by Eddie Jones takes

2nd place in ebook Middle Grade Fiction

Skull Creek Stakeout Wins 2021 Purple Dragonfly AwardA murder . . . A mystery . . . A monster . . . Is there a vampire killer running loose in Transylvania, North Carolina. ★ 2021 Purple Dragonfly Award Winner for Middle Grade Fiction ★

Last summer, Nick Caden became an Internet celebrity for almost a whole day when he discovered Billy the Kid’s killer in the “living” ghost town of Deadwood. (Not the real Billy the Kid — he’s been dead for years.) When the owner of the Cool Ghoul Gazette learns of Nick’s super sleuthing skills, he hires Nick to investigate the death of a vampire. In Transylvania, North Carolina, Nick finds a corpse with fangs, bite marks and a stake driven through its heart.

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.

Features:
* The Monster Mysteries are Award Winning Middle Grade Novels
* Each story involves a “monster” from the Bible: ghost, vampire origins, walking dead, man turned to beast, phantom
* Short, fun, fast read, spiced with humor and illustrations
* No profanity, sexual overtones or glorification of evil
* Book report / criminal report questions for each case

Benefits:
* Encourages readers to list suspects, follow clues, question motives, and look for half-truths and lies in alibis
* Reinforces the Golden Rule
* Honors family
* Middle Grade audiobooks series / audio books for teenagers
* A good boy book for boys who like to read

★ Help teen sleuth Nick Caden solve a vampire murder in Transylvania, NC ★
Complete the Skull Creek Stakeout: Official Criminal Inquiry: Write a Book Report – Catch a Crook to see if you have the makings of a homicide detective. With this easy-to-follow “homicide detective” worksheet, you can fill in the answers to the questions while you read. When finished, your book report should be thorough enough to convict a killer! Check out the book report questions on this page: amazon.com/dp/B088VL152Z/.

Awards for the Monster Mysteries series

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

Praise for the Monster Mysteries series

“This series has the same longevity and wholesome quality as “The Hardy Boys” and “Nancy Drew” but the author writes for today’s youth.” ~ Amazon review

“I enjoyed reading this fun, suspense adventure. Great book for middle school. Teen boys and girls will enjoy it, too!” ~ Amazon review

“I would think it would be for ages nine and up. A good Christian book for boys.” ~ Amazon review

“I was guessing until the end of the book. I did not know who it was. Even adults will enjoy this book.” ~ Amazon review

Parents can trust the Monster Mystery Series. There is no sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language, only positive moral values.


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Grow to Become Mature — Act 4:31

With the Holy Spirit They Spoke the Word of God Boldly

With the Holy Spirit they spoke the word of God boldly. – Act 4:31

Do we speak God’s word with boldness or do we avoid speaking the Truth of God for fear we might offend, wound, or become tagged as someone who spouts “hate speech?” Paul calls us to speak truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). Speak in love; speak his Truth.  When we do we “grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”

Bold are those filled with his Holy Spirit of Truth.

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Make My Heart Hurt for You — Impact My Heart

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Lord, dent my heart. Make my heart hurt for you. Impact my heart.


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