The Girl from Felony Bay

[A] suspenseful whodunit.

Publisher's Weekly

A tale bursting with intrigue and adventure

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The Girl from Felony Bay
by J.E. Thompson

The last year has been rougher than sandpaper for Abbey Force and her dad. He’s in a coma after his accident a year back, wherein he was framed for a terrible crime he didn’t commit. And their home, Reward Plantation, an idyllic spot on the eastern coast of South Carolina, had to be sold to pay off his debt to society. Abbey is stuck living with her uncle Charlie, who, even in the few hours a day when he’s sober, ain’t exactly your ideal parental role model.

But it turns out the new family that moved into Abbey’s old house has a daughter named Bee. And she’s just as curious about all the No Trespassing signs and holes being dug out by Felony Bay, in the corner of what used to be Abbey’s home. It appears someone’s been poking around a mystery that dates all the way back to the Civil War—and it just might be the same someone who framed Abbey’s dad.

About the Author: J.E. Thompson

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Author J.E. Thompson

J. E. Thompson spent twenty-five years as an investment banker before becoming a writer. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina, not too far from the bays and plantations that inspired The Girl from Felony Bay, his first children's book. In 2014 his followup, Disappearance at Hangman's Bluff, was published by Walden Pond Press. You can find John online at www.booksbyjohnthompson.com.

Praise & Reviews

A tale bursting with intrigue and adventure

Kirkus Reviews

[A] suspenseful whodunit.

Publishers Weekly

Future fans of Grisham will find this immensely satisfying, as will readers who were enchanted by Turnage’s 'Three Times Lucky.'

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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