By: Darby Karchut
A double dose of congratulations to Fleur Bradley! Her middle-grade novel, MIDNIGHT AT THE BARCLAY HOTEL (August 2020 from Viking/Penguin Random House) is a finalist for the 2021 Colorado Book Award and the book has been nominated for Malice Domestic’s Agatha Award in the Best Children’s/YA Mystery category. Find out more on the Agatha Awards page: https://www.malicedomestic.org/agatha-awards.html
ABOUT THE BOOK: When JJ Jacobson convinced his mom to accept a surprise invitation to an all-expenses-paid weekend getaway at the illustrious Barclay Hotel, he never imagined that he’d find himself in the midst of a murder mystery. He thought he was in for a run-of-the-mill weekend ghost hunting at the most haunted spot in town, but when he arrives at the Barclay Hotel and his mother is blamed for the hotel owner’s death, he realizes his weekend is going to be anything but ordinary. Now, with the help of his new friends, Penny and Emma, JJ has to track down a killer, clear his mother’s name, and maybe even meet a ghost or two along the way.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Fleur Bradley is the author of the spooky middle-grade mystery MIDNIGHT AT THE BARCLAY HOTEL (Viking/Penguin Random House) which recently made NPR’s Best of 2020 Books list. She’s passionate about two things: mysteries and getting kids to read. Fleur regularly does (virtual) school visits and speaks at librarian and educator conferences on reaching reluctant readers. Originally from the Netherlands, Fleur now lives in Colorado Springs with her family, and entirely too many cats. For more information on Fleur and her books, visit www.ftbradley.com, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby is busy wrangling words. Her latest book (lucky number thirteen), DEL TORO MOON, released October 2018 from Owl Hollow Press. Visit the author at her website.