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An isolated mansion in the country…stranded in a snowstorm…someone is murdered on Penelope’s birthday.

But who did it? Her gangster uncle on the run from the law. Or the Broadway actress who’s her own biggest fan. Maybe the jealous husband. Don’t forget about the mob hit man hiding in the woods behind the mansion.

A young fortune teller weaves a tale of a gypsy curse where three people will die. And it happens on Penelope’s 13th birthday. The adults bumble along, trying to discover the killer, while Penelope sleuths with the help of her friends to find the culprit. It’s a race against time before Penelope becomes the third victim.

This book for ages 9-12 weaves a mystery with madcap characters, who done it clues and non-stop action that’s a fun read for the whole family. The story is full of humor, suspense and mystery that will keep the reader guessing until the very end.

What others are saying about PENELOPE AND THE BIRTHDAY CURSE:

“Wonderful, whacky and lots of fun. Just scary enough for juvenile readers.” A.B.

“I found myself laughing out loud in parts and sighing in sympathy in others.” M.W

“On par with Harry Potter…” C.D.

“This book was awesome!” J.H.

“…there is plenty of mystery and merriment to keep all ages laughing and scratching their heads, trying to figure out, ‘Who did it?’” C.B.

“All in all, a very good read, especially late at night, during a storm.” T.P.

PENELOPE AND THE BIRTHDAY CURSE is a fun read for ages 9-12, but the “big kids” will enjoy it, too. Be sure to check out the other books in the Penelope mystery trilogy.

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