CLUES IN THE SHADOWS
A MOLLY MYSTERY
American Girl Publishing
"Multiple red herrings interspersed throughout the story keep readers guessing... and the “Looking Back” section fills in some details on life during the end of World War II."
— School Library Journal
Clues In The Shadows is Kathleen's eighth mystery for American Girl, and her fifteenth published book. It is written for readers age 9 and up who enjoy stories about Molly McIntire and growing up in American during World War II.
Molly still does her her patriotic duty to help America win World War Two, but in the spring of 1945 she's weary and troubled. Dad is home safe . . . but he seems different now. Her favorite Red Cross leader abruptly quits. Her archrival, Ronnie Vanko, is driving her crazy. And now someone is sneaking into the backyard shed and messing with the scrap she's collecting for the latest wartime drive. Who is the intruder: Ronnie, her own brother Ricky—or a prowler she spied in the night?
This book includes a richly illustrated "Peak Into The Past" essay.
It was published as an 180-page printed book, but is now out of print. It is still available in multiple eBook formats.
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Bestselling author Kathleen Ernst writes award-winning mysteries and historical fiction for adults and young readers. Her work has earned numerous honors, including multiple Edgar and Agatha mystery award nominations, and an Emmy for children's educational programming.
To date readers have purchased over 1.7 million printed, ebook, and audio copies of Kathleen's now thirty-four published books. more>>
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This book was special to write because I was able to talk to people who’d lived through World War II. I heard stories from my parents, and from some of my husband’s relatives, and from others who’d served in the military or kept things going on the homefront.
It was also moving to read about all the things children did to help the war effort. I hope in some small way that Clues in the Shadows pays tribute to everyone who did the best they could in such difficult times.
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
In Clues In The Shadows Molly visits her mother at the local Red Cross office, where a radio is playing The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B. Watch The Andrew Sisters perform this popular war-time song in a scene from the 1941 Abbott and Costello movie "Buck Privates." PLAY