Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author Margi Preus to discuss her new young reader mystery The Clue in the Trees: An Enchantment Lake Mystery.
Margi Preus is a New York Times bestselling author of several books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book, Heart of a Samurai, the Minnesota Book Award winning West of the Moon, and Shadow on the Mountain, a Notable Book for a Global Society, and The Bamboo Sword, which Bookpage says is “historical fiction at its best.”
The characters in The Clue in the Trees first appeared in Enchantment Lake, a northwoods mystery in 2015. Francie returns to Enchantment Lake in The Clue in the Trees looking for answers, only to get dragged into a murder mystery she might not survive. If Francie thinks things have settled down since her previous adventure, she’s in for a surprise. A new school with new friends (and some enemies), a lead role in a play, an encounter with a giant muskie, archaeological twists, secret tunnels, thin ice, and a strangely sticky murder are all coming her way in The Clue in the Trees.