Author: Paul Aertker
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1503337758
Release Date: 2015-04-05

While sleeping on the roof of his father's hotel, thirteen-year-old Lucas Benes finds a baby alone and learns that the Good Company has restarted its profitable kidnapping business. Brainwashed (Crime Travelers #1) tracks the secret urban adventures of the New Resistance, a network of international teenage spies. Lucas leads a group of friends through the hotspots of Paris-from the catacombs to the Eiffel tower-in an all-out effort to sabotage a brainwashing ceremony that could potentially turn them all into "Good" kids.

Brainwashed Crime Travelers Book 1

Author: Paul Aertker
ISBN: 194013711X
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

While sleeping on the roof of his father's hotel, 13-year-old Lucas Benes finds a baby alone and learns that the Good Company has restarted its profitable kidnapping business. Lucas leads a network of international teenagers through the hotspots of Paris in an all-out effort to spoil a brainwashing ceremony that could potentially turn them all into OGoodO kids.


Author: Paul Aertker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1537792067
Release Date: 2016-09-15

What's more valuable than priceless? #1 New Release in Children's Europe Books - THE UNBELIEVABLE CONCLUSION TO THE CRIME TRAVELERS MYSTERY SERIES - ALSO AVAILABLE: BOOK 1 - BRAINWASHED, BOOK 2 - DIAMONDS ARE FOR NEVER - Age Level: 8 - 14 - US Grade Level: 2nd - 8th - NOW WITH ILLUSTRATIVE WORLD MAPS "If it's opposite day, it could already be opposite of opposite, which would be confusing." If you find this line puzzling then you might understand why the kids of the New Resistance are able to rattle the Good Company yet again in Priceless. Lucas Benes faces his greatest challenge yet when he finds a secret message from his mother hidden inside a sunken cargo container. In a near-death scuba diving experience, Lucas and the New Resistance kids learn that Good Company CEO Siba Gunerro-along with her newest and most beautiful Curukians-is planning a massive art heist. Lucas and friends scour the Spanish countryside looking for clues. But to unravel the mysteries of both the robbery and the cryptic message, Lucas must first discover the only thing that is worth more than priceless. This humorous and exciting middle grade series with short chapters is perfect for middle school reading lists, holiday gifts, and travel guides for children. Parents, teachers, and librarians will appreciate the action-adventure, the worldwide geography, and appropriate language for ages 9 - 14. If your children love excitement, don't miss this action-packed read! Collect all three!"

Town Secrets

Author: Scott Gelowitz
Publisher: Scott Gelowitz
Release Date: 2015-05-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Mythical, historical and scientific secrets are hidden in a small prairie town, and a group of boys may be the only ones able to protect the biggest secret of all. A centuries-old organization within the tiny town of Grayson protects many secrets - from unknown scientific discoveries to the truth about the mythical island of Atlantis, along with information that ties it to historical events from around the world. Thirteen-year-old Adam McTaggart and his wise-cracking friends have always assumed that Grayson is just another boring small town on the prairie, but the destruction of a nearby town and disappearance of all of its residents forces them to believe they might also be in danger. After listening to theories from one of the many ‘unique’ townspeople, Adam and his friends set out on a quest to uncover Grayson’s mysterious past. During their investigation they find a strange network of underground tunnels along with objects that seem to come straight out of a science fiction magazine. They also discover the existence of the secret organization controlling everything that happens in Grayson, and soon the group understands that their boring small town is much more exciting than they had always believed it to be. But someone is coming, looking for an ancient power protected by the secret organization, and they are destroying towns as they draw near. Can Adam and his friends learn everything they need to know in time to protect their town, its people, and the biggest secret of all? What Readers are Saying: "...such a great story, not just for kids, but everyone. The characters are well developed and you get invested in their lives pretty quickly. Amazingly detailed and unique story! Definitely recommend this book, and I will go on to read the second one!" - Katherine "...I'm an avid reader and often get bored with the the same old stories over and over. This book was refreshing in its original plot. Was enjoyable to read." - Josh Hochman "...Excellent story / read from start to finish. good pace and characters. Best part is that there is closure at the end - even though this is a series." - Thomas DiMarino

I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President

Author: Josh Lieb
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101150939
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Family Guy meets Election in this hilarious young adult debut! Twelve-year-old Oliver Watson’s got the IQ of a grilled cheese sandwich. Or so everyone in Omaha thinks. In reality, Oliver’s a mad evil genius on his way to world domination, and he’s used his great brain to make himself the third-richest person on earth! Then Oliver’s father—and archnemesis—makes a crack about the upcoming middle school election, and Oliver takes it as a personal challenge. He’ll run, and he’ll win! Turns out, though, that overthrowing foreign dictators is actually way easier than getting kids to like you. . . Can this evil genius win the class presidency and keep his true identity a secret, all in time to impress his dad?

Shots in the Mirror

Author: Nicole Hahn Rafter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195175069
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Performing Arts

Criminologist Nicole Rafter analyses the source of the appeal of crime films, and their role in popular culture. She argues that crime films both reflect and shape our ideas about fundamental social, economic and political issues.

Greyson Gray Camp Legend

Author: B.C. Tweedt
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781623096380
Release Date: 2012-07-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

At Morris College All-Sports Camp, Greyson Gray discovers intense athletic competition, quirky huddlemates, and budding romance to distract him from the loneliness he has felt since his father’s mysterious disappearance. The lighthearted camp atmosphere turns, though, when Greyson stumbles upon a terrorist’s sinister plot brewing in the observatory – a place already haunted by a chilling camp legend. Suddenly, Greyson toils with two dueling worlds – one of lurking danger and mystery, the other of competition and hormones. Spurred on by his father’s words to do the good that ought to be done despite the danger, Greyson and his faithful friends must mount a cunning and coordinated heist on the observatory in order to save thousands of lives. Greyson Gray: Camp Legend is an exciting adventure threaded with witty, sarcastic humor and gritty suspense. You will not only enjoy being in Greyson’s shoes as he battles evil in thrilling chases, but also as he deals with his awkward first crush, menacing bullies, and the loss of his father. Prepare to laugh out loud and fall in love with the characters as the Greyson Gray series begins with a bang.

Spy Factory 1

Author: Steven Stickler
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1490355103
Release Date: 2013-06-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sixth-grader Nate Fischer never wanted to be a spy. But when a mysterious phone call lands him at a new school, he realizes that he doesn't have a choice: his new school is a spy factory. He barely has time to learn his locker combination before his first mission plunges him into danger. A sinister organization is trying to destroy his school and take over the world, and Nate has only a few hours to stop the evil plot.With just a backpack full of spy gadgets, a bit of spy training, and their own cunning to guide them, Nate and his partner Lucy follow a trail of secret messages in pursuit of the one thing that can save their school from destruction. As they are chased through subway tunnels and across rooftops, Nate and Lucy must race to complete their mission before it is too late. Cracking secret codes, evading capture, and battling enemy agents—sixth grade wasn't supposed to be like this!

She Wanted It All

Author: Kathryn Casey
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0062063243
Release Date: 2010-11-16
Genre: True Crime

Trophy wife Celeste Beard wasn't satisfied with a luxurious lifestyle and her rich Austin media mogul husband's devotion -- so she took his life! The wife: She wanted everything, but her husband stood in the way. The lesbian lover: A love-struck, middle-aged woman with a history of mental illness, she would do anything to set Celeste free. The beauty salon receptionist: Celeste hired her to tie up the loose ends ... in a second conspiracy to commit murder.

Shadow Jumper

Author: J M Forster
Publisher: Scribblepad Press
ISBN: 0993070906
Release Date: 2014-10-20
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Shadow Jumper is winner of the Gold Award in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2014. A thrilling mystery adventure with contemporary themes, for children aged 10 and above. The truth is out there somewhere . . . but how far will Jack jump to find it? Jack Phillips's allergy to sunshine confines him to the shadows, leaving him lonely and at risk of life-threatening burns every time he steps into the light. Shadow jumping on the rooftops at dusk makes him feel alive. And free. But Jack's condition is suddenly worse than ever and only his missing scientist dad can save him. As Jack and his new friend, Beth, begin their frantic search and delve into his dad's past for clues, they have no idea what they are about to uncover. Shocking rumours and dark secrets bombard them at every turn. Shadow Jumping takes courage. But when it comes to the truth, will Jack be brave enough to face it?

Diamonds Are for Never

Author: Paul Aertker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 151159747X
Release Date: 2015-04-07

Lucas and friends speed in and around Rome--from the Colosseum to the Vatican--until they stowaway on a cargo ship carrying diamonds that could unlock the secret to Lucas's past and destroy the Good Company's future. #1 Best seller in Children's Travel | THE EXCITING SEQUEL TO THE CRIME TRAVELERS SPY SCHOOL MYSTERY SERIES | ALSO AVAILABLE: BOOK 1 - BRAINWASHED | Age Level: 8 - 14 | US Grade Level: 2nd - 8th | NOW WITH ILLUSTRATIVE WORLD MAPS Lucas Benes is yet again a boy on a mission.After sabotaging a mass kidnapping in Paris, Lucas Benes faces a new and perilous threat from Siba G�nerro and her anything-but-good Good Company. When a briefcase-toting kid from the Falkland Islands joins the New Resistance Spy School, 14-year-old Lucas learns the truth about his mother and becomes a spy kid on a mission. Lucas and friends speed in and around Rome-from the Colosseum to the Vatican-until they stowaway on a cargo ship carrying diamonds that could unlock the secret to Lucas's past and destroy the Good Company's future. In this action-packed second installment of the Crime Travelers mystery collection, author Paul Aertker takes readers on a gripping world tour filled with adrenaline, humor, and pure excitement. Diamonds Are For Never is the second installment in the Crime Travelers spy series. The first book in the series, Brainwashed (#1 Amazon Best Selling Children's Travel Books), tracks the secret urban adventures of the New Resistance, a school of international teenage spies. This humorous and exciting middle school series with short chapters is perfect for school reading lists. "This mystery novel is a secret diary of lost kids in adverse international settings." France. Italy. Spain. India. The UK. A secret spy rider uses Psion, Minecraft, and Kano to help the kids travel the planet. Better than Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja. A worldwide spy school. Parents, teachers, and librarians will appreciate the worldwide geography and appropriate language for ages 9 - 14. If your children love excitement, don't miss this action-packed read! "If you liked Alex Rider, you'll love the Crime Travelers spy series." - The Bookseller

The Math Inspectors

Author: Daniel Kenney
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 150313699X
Release Date: 2014-12-05
Genre: Detective and mystery stories

A kid's detective agency uses mathematics to solve problems.

The Temple Dancer

Author: John Speed
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312325495
Release Date: 2007-07-24
Genre: Fiction

An epic account set in seventeenth-century India traces the journey of Maya, a high-priced dancer who has been bought by one of the most powerful men in Bijapur and who faces dangerous obstacles across the Mogul Empire while in the company of settlement men, a eunuch, and a spoiled Portuguese woman. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Summer of the Woods

Author: Steven K. Smith
Publisher: Myboys3 Press
ISBN: 0989341410
Release Date: 2013-05

When ten-year-old Derek and eight-year-old Sam move with their family to Virginia, they have no idea what adventures the summer will bring. As the brothers explore their creaky old house and the deep surrounding woods, they uncover a sixty-year-old mystery of a valuable coin collection stolen from the local museum. Join the boys as they spend their summer running from danger and searching the woods, secret caves, rushing waters, and hidden passageways for treasure and the rare 1877 Indian Head cent coin! The Virginia Mysteries Book 1

The Big Book of Serial Killers

Author: Jack Rosewood
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1548119644
Release Date: 2017-06-19
Genre: Serial murderers

There is little more terrifying than those who hunt, stalk and snatch their prey under the cloak of darkness. These hunters search not for animals, but for the touch, taste, and empowerment of human flesh. They are cannibals, vampires and monsters, and they walk among us. These serial killers are not mythical beasts with horns and shaggy hair. They are people living among society, going about their day to day activities until nightfall. They are the Dennis Rader's, the fathers, husbands, church going members of the community. This A-Z encyclopedia of 150 serial killers is the ideal reference book. Included are the most famous true crime serial killers, like Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Richard Ramirez, and not to mention the women who kill, such as Aileen Wuornos and Martha Rendell. There are also lesser known serial killers, covering many countries around the world, so the range is broad. Each of the serial killer files includes information on when and how they killed the victims, the background of each killer, or the suspects in some cases such as the Zodiac killer, their trials and punishments. For some there are chilling quotes by the killers themselves. The Big Book of Serial Killers is an easy to follow collection of information on the world's most heinous murderers.