A disturbing call from her great aunts Astrid and Jeannette sends seventeen-year-old Francie far from her new home in New York into a tangle of mysteries. Ditching an audition in a Manhattan theater, Francie travels to a remote lake in the northwoods where her aunts’ neighbors are “dropping like flies” from strange accidents. But are they accidents?
On the shores of Enchantment Lake in the woods of northern Minnesota, something ominous is afoot, and as Francie begins to investigate, the mysteries multiply: a poisoned hot dish, a puzzling confession, eerie noises in the bog, and a legendary treasure that is said to be under enchantment—or is that under Enchantment, as in under the lake? At the center of everything is a suddenly booming business in cabin sales and a road not everyone wants built.
To a somewhat reluctant northwoods Nancy Drew, the intrigue proves irresistible, especially when it draws her closer to the mysteries at the heart of her own life: What happened to her father? Who and where is her mother? Who is she, and where does her heart lie—in the bustle of New York City or the deep woods of Minnesota? With its gripping story, romantic spirit, and a sly dash of modern-day trouble (evil realtors and other invasive species), Enchantment Lake will fascinate readers, providing precisely the charm that Margi Preus’s readers have come to expect.
|Publisher:||University of Minnesota Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Margi Preus is a New York Times–best-selling author of books for young readers, including Shadow on the Mountain, West of the Moon, and Heart of a Samurai, winner of a Newbery Honor and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature. She has been a lover of mysteries since she was allowed to stay up past her bedtime to watch Perry Mason with her dad. Enchantment Lake is her first mystery.
Table of Contents
1. Drowning2. Walpurgis3. At the Cabin4. The Boathouse5. Suicide Weather6. Plantation People7. A Headache8. Buck Thorne9. Strawberry Picking10. Sleuthing11. The Party12. Fishing13. Go Dark14. The Puzzle15. The Sheriff’s Office16. Babysitting17. The Funeral18. The County Jail19. Sunnies20. T.J.21. Gone to Jail22. DQ23. A Secret24. Under Enchantment25. Under Ground26. Under Water27. The Puzzle, Revealed28. Freddie’s29. Out the Back Door30. The Machine31. The Blast32. The Silver Box