• Young Adult

    Asbury High and the Thief’s Gamble: Asbury High Series, Book 1

    NEW EDITION! Can four teens solve a puzzling whodunit that captivates their small town and baffles the police? “Asbury High is a quick paced, Scooby-Doo-esque story that features a strong storyline and even stronger bonds of friendship. [It] is a mystery that will appeal to anyone that enjoys a light and fun sleuth story featuring a group of likable young amateur detectives.” (Indies Today, ★★★★★) Available in paperback! Take one spunky valedictorian, one clever billionaire athlete, one gossipy in-the-know cheerleader and one technological genius, and throw a string of burglaries into their usually quiet, coastal hometown and what do you get? A freshman year of high school, filled with intrigue and humor. What starts out as a fun hobby for the four friends, turns serious when someone close to the gang becomes the fall guy. Using their unique, individual skills, Maddie, Cornelious, Carly and Pilot embark on a mission to stop the crime spree and put things right. Unfortunately, solving crimes isn’t as easy as it seems on TV. The further they investigate, the more they find themselves constantly side-stepping tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum-like policemen, outsmarting local bully JB and his gang of misfits, and dealing with Cornelious’ billionaire father and Governor—who has disapproved of his son’s choice of friends for years. In addition to these obstacles, the foursome must also adapt to their evolving friendship with each other and their peers. But with upperclassmen, teachers, and teammates vying for their attention, the amateur sleuths must work even harder to root out the red-herrings from the true thief, before it’s too late. Asbury High and the Thief’s Gamble is the first book in a young adult cozy mystery series, that fans of Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys and Scooby Doo will love. TOP Reviews: “If you’re looking for a read that’ll keep you guessing, make you laugh out loud and serve as a reminder to the ‘good ole days,’ this is the book for you. Channick delivers a wonderful perspective on life as a teen, with some exciting twists that make the book a must read. She makes readers feel like part of the team and I personally found the details to be wildly refreshing and totally relate-able. Add this to your summer reading list!” “This was a fun and quick read with clever descriptive writing and a plot that keeps you guessing! As the book delved into the lives of the core four characters, Maddie, Cornelius, Pilot and Carly, you learn about their own individual struggles in the divided town of Asbury and begin to really care about these characters. Asbury High melded the best of comedy and mystery together! I’m excited to see what comes next!” Read more