Can four teens solve a puzzling whodunit that captivates their small town and baffles the police, all while starting high school? Kelly Brady Channick’s YA debut, Asbury High and the Thief’s Gamble, is the enticing start to an old-fashioned cozy mystery series.
Besides years of close friendship and their shared confidence in each other, just what do a spunky smart tomboy, clever billionaire athlete, gossipy in-the-know cheerleader and technological genius have in common? When a string of burglaries threaten their coastal town, Maddie, Cornelious, Carly and Pilot embark on a mission to stop the crime spree and put things right.
Unfortunately, solving crimes aren’t as easy as they seem on TV. The further they investigate, the more they find themselves constantly side-stepping tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum-like policemen, outsmarting local bully JB and his gang of misfits, and dealing with Cornelious’ billionaire father and Governor—who has disapproved of his son’s choice of friends for years. In addition to these obstacles, the foursome must also adapt to their evolving friendship with each other and their peers. But with upperclassmen, teachers, and teammates vying for their attention, the amateur sleuths must work even harder to root out the red-herrings from the true thief, before it’s too late.
Asbury High and the Thief’s Gamble is the first book in young adult cozy mystery series, that fans of Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys and Scooby Doo will love.