Gilda Joyce: the Dead Drop (Paperback)

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This is book number 4 in the Gilda Joyce series.

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Gilda Joyce is a psychic detective highschooler who just can't help but to find herself in the middle of mysteries requiring her very psychic talents. She's quirky and fun and makes you want to be a psychic detective as well. This may be a young adult series, but it's really for anyone who likes lighthearted detective mysteries.

— From Rachael


When Gilda lands a summer internship at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., she finds herself caught up in both a museum haunting and a real case of espionage. While investigating a cemetery where Abraham Lincoln's son was once buried, Gilda stumbles upon a spy's "dead drop" of classified information. As she tries to decode the cryptic message, Gilda realizes her case is not only a matter of investigating the supernatural; she's involved in an urgent matter of national security and faces her most serious challenge yet.

About the Author

Jennifer Allison grew up in a small town in Michigan. One of her best friends lived on a sheep farm, and the two girls found the spooky atmosphere of the barn hayloft to be perfect for séances. As it turned out, the experience was also perfect inspiration for a novel about a thirteen-year-old psychic investigator.
Ms. Allison holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. from American University. Her various careers have included work as a news reporter and high school English teacher. She has also held numerous odd jobs — piano player in a shopping mall, assembly-line worker for General Motors, waitress, preschool teacher — that have helped her generate ideas for characters and stories. Jennifer Allison currently lives in Chicago, with her husband, Michael, and their three children — Max, and the twins, Marcus and Genevieve (“Gigi”).

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780142416389
ISBN-10: 014241638X
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: May 27th, 2010
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Gilda Joyce