Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys

Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys

by Linda Maria Frank


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ISBN-13: 9781480805576
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Publication date: 02/26/2014
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 849,263
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ColdCoffee More than 1 year ago
Annie Tillery Mysterys book three Secrets In The Fairy Chimneys can be summed up as Indiana Jones meets Nancy Drew with the skills and precision of CSI. A mystery unfolds amidst a mix of ancient history and modern innovation, in an ageless Eastern country where time moves at a camel’s pace. Dedicated research by author Linda Maria Frank leaves no stone unturned while great description text transports the reader to the streets of Turkey with it mosques and minarets, towers and modern buildings. One of my favorite quotes from the book is “Water droplets plunked into the pool from the vaulted ceiling. After the heat of the bazaar and the street chase, it was deliciously cool. Ornate columns with carved capitals supported the ceiling. The bases were decorated with animal and human figures. There were a few visitors, but the enormity of the space muffled their conversations.” Strong characters with great dialog brings us to dusty archeological site in one of the oldest towns in human history called Catalhoyuk. Nothing can explain it better than this quote: “We were in a valley of shapes I couldn’t believe were not made by humans, humans with a fabulous imagination. Conical formations called fairy chimneys in various sizes spread away from us in every direction. The color of bleached bones, they sat majestically among the gray-green brush and white claylike soil. The air shimmered from the heat. I could smell the odor of clay mixed with a faint herbal scent that must have come from the brush.” Cosponsors from Vermont University are looking for a DNA connection between residents of Catalhoyuk and our original nomadic ancestors in Africa. Annie Tillery and her team go to work excavating this archeological site with all its inherit dangers and a mystery brings out the detective in Annie. From the spell of an Ouija board to a magical balloon ride in the sky nothing is lost as this time and space makes all their senses come alive with amazing black and white graphics that bring the main characters to life. Students and young adults of all ages will enjoy Annie Tillery Mysteries. Although a series each book is unique and stands alone with no need to read in a particular sequence. Cold Coffee Press endorses ‘Secrets In The Fairy Chimneys’ and the Annie Tillery Mysteries by Linda Maria Frank. We received a PDF version of this book for review. Review completion date February 5, 2015. For more information please visit Cold Coffee Press:
eternalised More than 1 year ago
In the third installment in the Annie Tillery Mystery series, Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys, Annie arrives in Turkey to participate in an archeological dig. Annie expects to get picked up by her boyfriend Ty, but when a mysterious driver comes to pick her up and she receives a death threat, she realizes she’s found herself smack in the middle of another adventure. Annie escapes a dire situation right on her first day in Turkey, and then she meets Cedric Zeeks, Ty’s best friend. The dig was discovered a few decades ago, and several thefts have happened on the site. If the thievery isn’t stopped, the government will shut down the dig. Of course Annie and her friends can’t let them happen, so she joins Ty and Cedric at the dig to find out what’s going on. I liked the whole archeological/historical angle. I’m a huge history buff and reading about this ancient city and archeological dig was very entertaining and engaging.The mystery part was suspenseful and I enjoyed trying to find out who the bad guy was. An entertaining book, and I look forward to more books in this series. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
AvidReader59IK More than 1 year ago
Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys - Great Read Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys is a great read for young adults and middle grades. Adventure, mystery, and intrigue, Annie Tillery is on the case. Part mystery, part adventure readers will have the opportunity to travel to different parts of the world with Annie while she embarks on her next adventure/mystery. Highly Recommended!!