Menehunes Missing, book two of the Hawaiian Island Detective Club Series by Cheryl Linn Martin, has just been released! This book follows Pineapples in Peril, released last year. This series has been creating a lot of buzz with middle-schoolers everywhere. Great Valentine's Day gift idea!
What They’re Saying About Pineapples in Peril, Book One of The Hawaiian Island Detective Club
Nancy Drew is Back . . . And She's Hawaiian! –Jessica Nelson
The fifth-grade class in library this morning were so excited to check out Pineapples in Peril! Also, a few of the students who had purchased books were carrying them into library. I had one student tell me she has already read it all the way through one time and is in the process of reading it a second time because "it is soooo good!" –C. Reed, Librarian
My daughter, who is not a huge reader, is loving her copy! She is reading Pineapples in Peril and I don’t have to push her to read the 15 minutes she’s supposed to read every day! –A Mom
I love the book you wrote and can't wait till the next ones come out. You should write more books for the Hawaiian Island Detective Club series. –Annika (age 10)
When I was a middle school teacher, my students would have loved this book. Do you want to get your children, grandchildren, or neighborhood youngsters hooked on reading good books this school year? Then you’ll want to grab this great middle-grade mystery –Davalynn Spencer
This is such a fun story! An adventure-mystery set in Hawaii where the kids have to solve the crime—what's NOT to love?! It's the kind of adventure I drooled about having when I was in middle school. Even as an adult, I couldn't wait for the next chapter! –Emily C. Reynolds
Fun, exciting, and well-written. The characters are well-developed, and the plot is exciting. I read the book in two days (while homeschooling and writing!) – I enjoyed it that much. –Danika Cooley
About Menehunes Missing:
It's just a game, right? Wrong! The Menehune Hunt turns into eerie intrigue filled with danger as The Hawaiian Island Detective Club tackles their second genuine mystery.
The crazy clues make no sense at all, but Leilani is determined to figure out why the statues of Hawaii's treasured, Leprechaun-like little people are disappearing during the school fundraiser event, even if it means asking her pain-in-the-pants, ten-year-old brother, Kimo, for help. A fire, a visit from police, a creepy stakeout, too many suspects and an intense diversion involving Kimo and an irate storeowner hinders their investigation. Leilani worries that they'll never figure out who's stealing the odd, yet unremarkable little statues, and why. Are she and her friends in danger... possibly from someone they know?
About the author:
Cheryl Linn Martin grew up in Southern Oregon and earned a BA with honors in Recreation and Park Management from the University of Oregon. She went on to work for a number of years as a Recreation Coordinator and Community Center Director in Portland, Oregon.
After years of working with and teaching kids, she is now writing for Middle Grades. Her childhood love of Nancy Drew sparked a never-ending appreciation for mysteries, and her sun-worshipping spirit led her to the Hawaiian Islands for a year while she attended The University of Hawaii.
Her series, The Hawaiian Island Detective Club, springs from her experiences in mystery and the exotic land of pineapples, palms, sand, and surf. The first book in the series, Pineapples in Peril, won the Novel Journey YA/MG contest in April 2010 and placed third in The Kiss of Death, Daphne Du Maurier Mainstream Mystery Competition in July 2010.
Visit Cheryl online and learn more about this series at www.CherylLinnMartin.com