All Press Releases for November 07, 2008

Unique Children's Detective Series is Making a Stir. It is Interactive and Fun for Children of All Ages and Reading Abilities. A Great Way to Get Children Involved in Reading.

The Crypto-Capers series is unique, new and interactive. The series can be used in many different ways and levels. Great for the classroom or at home. Readers will have fun with this series, why at the same time, learning about various topics. But most of all, the reader is involved with the story.

    BYRON, MI, November 07, 2008 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Award winning author, Renee Hand, has written a new children's detective series, for ages ten and up, which is getting children involved in reading. Already receiving many great reviews, the author does a fabulous job including the reader into the story. By following the characters and solving the unique word scrambles and cryptograms, the reader helps solve the case. It is interactive and fun. Book one of the series, The Crypto-Capers in The Case of the Missing Sock, is an introduction to the series. The author explains to the reader what must be done in order to solve the case. Each book in the series gets progressively harder and more challenging for the reader. Each book is filled with tons of information which works on various types of skills. Not only can the reader learn various things about science and history, but also works on reading comprehension. This series, not only challenges the accelerated reader, but also helps to entertain and involve the reluctant readers as well. It is a book which can be used in various levels of learning, but most importantly, it is fun to read and to participate in.

In celebration of her new release, the author is having various contests. Not only can readers join The Crypto-Capers fan club, but they also have a chance to be a character in one of the upcoming Crypto-Capers cases. Author is also providing mystery questions to complete for after reading the book. For the readers who can solve the questions and the fictitious case successfully, they will have a chance to win a gift card to their favorite bookstore. Author is currently visiting schools and doing presentations. If anyone is interested in having her talk about her new series and about writing mysteries, in schools or other, please contact her at [email protected]

A summary:
The Team: In this story siblings Max and Mia Holmes, along with their good friend Morris, and their flamboyant Granny Holmes, are known as The Crypto-Capers. They are a group of detectives who unravel crimes by solving cryptograms that criminals leave behind. Mia is an expert puzzle solver. Max is great at deduction and reasoning. Morris is a computer genius, while Granny...well, Granny is the muscle of the group. Don't let her size or age fool you....she is quite handy.
The Stolen Items: An antique sock (just one) and Prada sunglasses.
The Assignment: The Case of The Missing Sock leads the Crypto-Capers to Florida , where they are hired by a Mr. Delacomb. The mystery leads the team to different locations. Clues flourish throughout the mystery. Suspects by the handful seem to be popping up at every turn, but who committed the crime? Help the detectives solve the case by solving the cryptograms and puzzles.

Look for various contest information about The Crypto-Capers and the Case of the Missing Sock. Author is allowing readers a chance to be a character in an upcoming case. Readers also will have the opportunity to enter in a mystery contest for a chance to win a $100.00 gift card to their favorite bookstore. Check it all out at
The publisher is North Star Press, ISBN# 978-0-87839-304-6. The price is $12.95. This new release can be found at all bookstores, including Barnes and Nobles. The book can also be found at online bookstores as well. Please check out authors website for upcoming book signings and events that she will be participating .

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