Rich and bittersweet, this dazzling first novel rings with the radiant story of two honorable young men meeting under unusual circumstances in 1903 and committing their lives to one another. The teenagers flee by train from Virginia to North Carolina and become amateur sleuths working in perfect tandem as they analyze clues--including a cryptic blood-written message within a terrifying mausoleum--or wrestle with murderers and kidnappers. Their goodness and fresh young voices capture the hearts of everyone in their circle, yet they live in constant danger that the same people they freely rescue and befriend might discover their great secret and destroy their cherished new world.
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About the Author
A gifted educator and writer, William E. Dunstan serves as a visiting scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His comprehensive professional journey includes remarkable achievements as an archivist, historical editor, author, college administrator, public lecturer, and award-winning teacher. He has taught at Brevard College, Carnegie Mellon University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Chronicle of Higher Education hailed him as an innovative scholar and author with a deft hand for creating appealing literature.