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Monday, December 14, 2015

The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow!

IT'S HERE!



Eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow is less than thrilled that her family is moving thousands of miles from civilization to the quiet country town of Ashpot, Connecticut, where she’s absolutely certain she’ll die of boredom.


As if leaving Manhatten and her best friend, Lizzy, the only other member of the elite Detective Mystery Squad, weren’t bad enough, Fairday is stuck living in the infamous Begonia House, a creepy old Victorian with dark passageways, a gigantic dead willow tree, and a mysterious past. 


Before she can even unpack, strange music coming from behind a padlocked door leads Fairday up a spiral staircase and into a secret room, where she finds an ancient mirror, a brass key, and a curious portrait of a red-haired lady. These seemingly unrelated items prove to be the first in a series of clues that takes Fairday, the visiting Lizzy, and their new squad member, Marcus, on an amazing adventure.



Can the members of the Detective Mystery Squad piece together the puzzle before it’s too late? Or will whatever’s causing trouble find Fairday and her friends first? 
Catch the Book Buzz...

"I really enjoyed this book. It was a marvelously done, debut, thriller novel. Ms. Robinson and Ms. Haight are great authors that really pull you into their story. I couldn’t get out until that final sentence. And, by then I wanted more. To say I want a second book is an understatement. The writing style is compelling, and makes me feel as if I was there with Fairday and her friends. I really like the illustrations in the book. They are like the ribbon on a present, or the icing on the cake. I give this book five out of five bookworms!"
~ Erik Weibel/ This Kid Reviews Books  

"Mixing realism and fantasy, Haight and Robinson’s debut opens with 11-year-old Fairday’s move from Manhattan to a small town in Connecticut, where her relentlessly cheerful parents plan to turn a dilapidated Victorian into a bed and breakfast. No sooner has the family arrived than eerie sights and sounds begin to haunt Fairday. The house turns out to hold dark secrets that everybody in town suspects but nobody can explain: a perfect mission for Fairday and her best friend Lizzy’s Detective Mystery Squad (DMS)."
~ Publishers Weekly

"Fifth-grader Fairday Morrow's new home lives up to its spooky reputation, but she and her companions in the Detective Mystery Squad find out why. At Begonia House, strains of bagpipe music issue from behind a padlocked door, grains of sand in an hourglass have stopped falling, and a malevolent weeping willow looms in the backyard. A magic mirror shows an invisible door; a wardrobe hides secrets and a portal. Ruby Begonia vanished more than 50 years ago. Is there also a ghost? Fairday has a new, helpful friend in classmate Marcus, and her best friend Lizzy can visit on weekends to help solve the mystery. What more could readers want?"
~ Kirkus Reviews





(This is me speaking) The illustrations are GREAT!



JessicaHaight is a true New Englander, with a deep desire to be near the ocean and a love of the four seasons. She enjoys drawing while standing up and cultivating magic in her garden. She easily floats away in the pages of a good story and is still waiting for her owl from Hogwarts.

StephanieRobinson lives with her husband in a quiet town, though not as quaint as Ashpot. After teaching fifth grade for almost fifteen years, she is now enjoying her role as a school media specialist. 


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19 comments:

  1. Congrats to Jessica and Stephanie! So excited that they are debut authors!

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    1. Thanks for your support and enthusiasm, Natalie! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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    1. Thanks, Alex! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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    1. Thanks, L. Diane Wolfe! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  4. It seems as if our blogs are in sync today!

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    1. Lee- That is fabulous! Thanks for your help! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  5. Congrats Jessica and Stephanie! I've seen y'all around the blogosphere introducing Fairday to the world. Good job!

    Waving to Bish :)

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    1. Carol- Yeah! We are so happy to be seeing you at so many of our stops. We are having such fun introducing Fairday to the world. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  6. Thank you so much for having us on your blog, Bish! We really appreciate your support. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  7. Seems as though the book has a strong plot with mystery and suspense - a good read.

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    1. Peaches- If you read it, we hope you enjoy it! :) ~Stephanie and Jess

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  8. I have just finished reading The Secret Files!! What did I love most? The vocabulary words were the best part!
    Would I recommend the book? "You Betcha!"
    _ Carey St. Martin, Southbury, CT

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    1. Carey- Thanks so much! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the vocabulary and we love the bit of Lizzy in your recommendation. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  9. Sorry I haven't been around people but my computer decided to go crazy and then the internet went down. Thank you all for stopping by this week and giving the thumbs up to Jess and Stephanie! I truly appreciate.

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    1. Bish- Sorry to hear your computer has been having problems. Hope it is behaving itself. We had a blast chatting with your readers. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  10. Congratulations to Stephanie and Jessica, great reviews.
    My computer was acting up too - we just changed internet providers, and what a mess that created.
    Hope your holidays are fun and family filled!

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    1. Thanks, Yolanda! Computer problems are the worst. Happy Holidays! :)
      ~Jess and Stephanie

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