Today’s Free Fridays book selection is Scavenger Hunt by Yvonne Montgomery – a heart-pounding novel about an amateur sleuth, and the first book in the Finny Aletter mystery series.
Finny Aletter is tired of working as a stockbroker, especially under her brooding and contentious boss – and ex-lover – Elliot Fulton. But when her superior turns up murdered, Finny finds herself off the stock exchange and on the case – alongside the world-weary priivate eye Chris Barelli. Whether the two can work together to solve Elliot’s brutal murder is the next layer of mystery in this thrilling detective tale.
Today’s Free Fridays App selection is All the Apples Are All Gone – Book A by EvolutionRed, a top-rated education app for young learners that’s part of the Kids Dinosaur Reading Series.
The first book in the series, All the Apples Are All Gone follows a young dino on the hunt for some delicious fruit, accompanied by beautiful animation and a Read To Me or I Can Read interactive option. Teaching kids morals, coexistence and other important life qualities, All the Apples Are All Gone includes Discussion Topics to bring up at the end of the story, as well as a Read Assist feature for those tricky words and phrases.
For more great story apps in the Kids Dinosaur Reading Series, click here.
Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what Yvonne recommends:
I’m always looking for a good mystery with memorable characters, and Alice Duncan’s cozy, Strong Spirits, fits the bill. In it we are introduced to Daisy Gumm Majesty, a self-described faux spiritualist who helps her wealthy Pasadena clients by way of seances and tarot readings. Her husband Billy is a wounded WWI vet who doesn’t approve of Daisy’s work as a medium, but she has to support her family while solving the shady doings at the house of one of her best clients.
Strong Spirits has the period feel of life in 1920’s California, and we see it with a thoroughly enjoyable Daisy as our guide.