Wells releases second in 'Eddie Red' book series

MIDDLEBURY — Local educator Marcia Wells, author of the 2015 Edgar nominee “Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile,” will celebrate the release of the second book in the Eddie Red series, “Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery in Mayan Mexico,” at the Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury on Saturday, April 4, from 5-6 p.m.

Kirkus Reviews called the first Eddie Red mystery an “effervescent debut, … a sure pleaser for Cam Jansen grads or anyone fond of knotty, lightweight capers solved with brainpower (and a little luck).” And Booklist said, “This is a strong start to a promising new series, and as Eddie would say, it’s über-cool.”

Jenny Lyons of The Vermont Book Shop confirmed that this series is a hit with middle-grade readers and their parents. “It’s fun, fresh, and fast-paced. Super enjoyable.”

In “Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery in Mayan Mexico,” Eddie Red, now that he has become the NYPD’s youngest crime-solving hero, and his best friend Jonah, are ready to relax on an unexpected family vacation in Mexico. But when Eddie’s father is falsely accused of stealing an ancient treasure, they uncover another complex mystery. Can Eddie, with his incredible artistic talent and photographic memory, and Jonah uncover clues and catch the real crook in time?

Accomplished drawings by illustrator Marco Calos bring the characters and details to life. The story is perfect for readers ages 9 to 11.

At the April 4 event, newly published copies of the book will be available for purchase and Marcia Wells will be signing books. Free and open to the public, this event will also include fun activities for kids, and light refreshments will be served.

Marcia Wells teaches middle school students. Her book “Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile” is a 2015 Edgar nominee in the juvenile category. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustratorsand holds a master’s degree in Spanish literature. She lives in Bristol with her husband and two young children.

For more information, contact Jenny Lyons at 802-388-2061 or [email protected] vermontbookshop.com.

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