Renée Hand has over twenty-five years of writing experience with a dozen published works and many accolades. She’s a maverick in writing interactive mysteries, taking the reader on a journey that is woven with just the right amount of mystery, history, and educational value. She provides the reader with a story that will change their lives and hearts forever.
The Case of Red Rock Canyon (The Crypto-Capers Series #2)by Renee Hand
The Team: Max, Mia, and Nellie (aka Granny) Holmes, along with their good friend Morris are known as the Crypto-Capers. They travel all around the world solving cases. Each member of the group has specific talents. Morris is the computer genius. Mia is the puzzle solver. Max is thick with logic and reasoninga very detail-oriented fellow, while Nellie is fluent in various languages. With each case, each member’s talents unfold. The Stolen Item: The Orchid Ruby Necklace. The Assignment: The Case of Red Rock Canyon leads the team to Las Vegas, Nevada, where they are thrown into the dramatic world of theater to solve the mystery, a missing necklace. The detectives soon become ensnared in a plot that could destroy them. They sift through the clues to figure out what is truth, and what are lies. One of their lives will hang in the balance. Can they be saved? Only you can control the answer to that question. Join the Crypto-Capers on their adventure of self-discovery and courage. Help them by solving the cryptograms and participating in the various activities. These are not for the faint of heart, but for the bravest and most confident of souls. Can you do it? We are counting on you. Good luck!
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The Crypto-Capers are back! Fourteen-year-old Max Holmes, his sister Mia, their Granny Nellie, and their friend Morris are detectives who travel all over the world to investigate mysteries. Well, Max, Mia, and Granny go places while Morris stays at home because of his allergies and communicates with the others by electronic gadgetry. Each individual has his or her specific talents. Max is good at logic and deductive reasoning. Mia can solve just about any puzzle. Granny is fluent in several languages and provides muscle for the group. And Morris is a genius with computers. In this second book of the series, author Renee Hand takes the team to Las Vegas, Nevada, where show producer Julian Cross employs them to find a very expensive missing ruby necklace which he had purchased for use in his presentation but was stolen. The thief accidentally left a cryptogram, probably to communicate with his accomplices. There are all kinds of suspects--Cross's girlfriend and lead singer Lucille Devereaux; Cross's rival producer Pierson Long; Long's girlfriend and lead singer, Juliet, Lucille's twin sister; even the man who delivered the necklace, Mr. William Teague. Along the way, they match wits with an elusive criminal known as "the Panther." Then Mia gets kidnapped! Will they find Mia? And will they ever recover the necklace? Not only is this a fun story to read, but it is one in which the characters engage in some self-discovery about themselves and exhibit a great deal of courage. In addition, the reader can help to solve the cryptograms and participate in the various activities. "These are not for the faint of heart, but for the bravest and most confident of souls. Can you do it? We are counting on you." All children, but especially those who like to solve mysteries and work on puzzles, should enjoy The Crypto-Capers in the Case of Red Rock Canyon.