Author Eddie Jones Takes Readers to Transylvania in the Newest Book in the Suspenseful YA Series, The Caden Chronicles
14-year-old Nick Caden must unravel his most bone-chilling case yet in Eddie Jones’ second book in The Caden Chronicles, SKULL CREEK STAKEOUT (Zonderkidz; $7.99, August 2013).
After barely making it out alive in last year’s Dead Man’s Hand, Nick is now a reporter for the paranormal news website, Cool Ghoul Gazette. His latest assignment is to investigate a mysterious murder in the notoriously haunted town of Transylvania, North Carolina. What’s even more eerie, the murder looks suspiciously like a vampire killing.
Skeptical that a place like this actually exists outside of a Bram Stoker novel, Nick arrives and encounters several strange characters who make his obsession with analyzing crime TV shows seem normal.
Nick learns that Transylvania is the home of vampirologists, vampire slayer gamers, and those who apparently go so far as to dress up dead bodies as vampires to fool authorities Anyone of them could be the killer he seeks.
To track down the real culprit, Nick enlists the help of Meg, the local coroner’s assistant. She becomes his greatest ally, but the closer the two get to cracking the case, the more dangerous it becomes. Little do they know someone is following their every move!
Will Nick be able to find out who’s behind this terrifying crime before the murderer strikes again? Are he and Meg next on the killer’s list?
With SKULL CREEK STAKEOUT, Jones pens a gripping plot that blends themes including the history of vampirism and our common infatuation with death and immortality.
Fast-paced and filled with twists and turns, the book will keep readers guessing until the very last page. Endlessly captivating, this newest paranormal chase in the series will have tween and young adult readers anticipating what’s next for Nick and The Caden Chronicles.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eddie Jones is the author of nine books, including last year’s first title in The Caden Chronicles series, Dead Man’s Hand, which made the 2013 INSPY Awards shortlist in the category of Literature for Young People. A three-time winner of the Delaware Writers Conference and recipient of the 2011 Selah Award for Young Adult fiction for his novel, The Curse of Captain LaFoote, Jones is also a writing instructor and the cofounder of Christian Devotions Ministries. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. www.eddiejones.org
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