by Christa Nardi & Cassidy Salem
Hannah and Tamar are looking forward to spending Thanksgiving break with their grandparents. On the long ride to Vermont, the sisters are quick to offer assistance when a fellow passenger – a girl in her late teens – is hassled by a rough-looking young man. Grateful as she may be for their help, Gwen is in no hurry to make friends, not even as she thrusts a mysterious package into Tamar’s hand and disappears in the Rutland train station. Puzzled by her behavior, Hannah and Tamar set out to locate Gwen and unravel the secret of the mysterious package.
“This is a fun, clean mystery in the vein of Nancy Drew.”
“This is a sweet and family oriented book. The author has an easy way of writing that I really like.”
“I truly enjoyed Hannah and Tamar. Such a wholesome book, but chocked full of mystery, as well as love.”
CIR: What inspired this new series?
NARDI/SALEM: Growing up, Nancy Drew and the Dana Girls were some of my favorites reads. Mysteries, with every day happenings and friends as the teens look for clues to help someone else.
CIR: What was your favorite part of writing this story?
NARDI/SALEM: Joining forces with another cozy mystery writer to keep the voices of Hannah and Tamar unique.
CIR: Who is your favorite character and why?
NARDI/SALEM: Other than Hannah and Tamar? Gramps in the first book in the series is my favorite.
CIR: What other books, movies or shows might you compare to this story?
NARDI/SALEM: Nancy Drew and the Dana Girls for sure.
CIR: What themes do you address in this story?
NARDI/SALEM: Common themes for teens and young adults – bullying, cliques, friendships in the first one. Appearances aren’t everything.
CIR: When do we get the next installment of the series?
NARDI/SALEM: The second in the series is scheduled for release in April 2017.