Secrets In The Fairy Chimney’s, 2nd Edition (Annie Tillery Mysteries Book 6) by Linda Maria Frank.
This enhanced edition of “Fairy Chimneys” reveals the story behind the story of writing this exciting mystery.
To add to the readers’ pleasures, I have included book discussion questions, a writing activity, and a little gem about how the story came about from the author’s perspective. I have answered the who, why, when, where, and how of the book. And here is a peek into the story.
A young detective volunteering at an archeological dig in turkey embarks on another adventure where she must unravel an ancient mystery and solve the secrets in the fairy chimneys. Amateur sleuth Annie Tillery has been warned to stay away from Nevshehir, Turkey, where she is heading to meet her boyfriend, Ty Egan, and Cedric Zeeks, Ty’s best friend.
Intent on helping the two excavate an archeological site where they hope to link human remains to the ﬁrst African ancestors, Annie does her best to shake her foreboding feelings as her plane lands in Istanbul and she prepares to embark on her next adventure .But when a stranger claims he is there to pick her up and then disappears once he sees Ty, Annie is immediately thrown back into worry mode—especially after Ty tells her there is unexplained tension surrounding the dig and she receives a threatening note at the hotel. Still, as the three head to Nevshehir, Annie is buoyed by the excitement surrounding ancient Turkey and the possibility of uncovering secrets.
The dig is plagued by accidents and theft, however, and the three friends, assisted by the head archeologist’s twins, must search the ancient city of Istanbul and the caves of fantastic Cappadocia to ﬁnd who is sabotaging their work.
In this young adult thriller, detective Annie Tillery must once again walk on a dangerous path in an attempt to unravel a complicated mystery and solve the secrets in the fairy chimneys.
5 Stars: Indiana Jones meets Nancy Drew with the skills and precision of CSI.
Annie Tillery Mysteries 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 bring 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 clay-like 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 the inherit dangers and a mystery brings out the detective in Annie.
From the spell of a 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.
Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).
Annie Tillery Mysteries Book 6
Grade Level: 3-4
Paperback: 422 Pages
Publisher: Bowker (July 15, 2019)
Grandma’s Book Club: Mysteries (Tween, Teens, and YA)
Grandma’s Book Club: Mysteries (Detective)
Grandma’s Book Club: Annie Tillery Mysteries
Message From Linda Maria Frank: Hello, fellow mystery lovers. As a teacher of forensic science for almost 20 years, I decided to create mysteries around the science I found most interesting. I also wanted to create a smart, edgy, young female detective to solve my cases. The result was Annie Tillery. I like to call my books “Nancy Drew meets CSI”. My books capture, not only my love of mystery and science, but those things I found most exciting in life; sailing, falling in love, and my fascination with New York City.
Currently, I am living on Long Island and working hard to promote my books.
The third Annie Tillery mystery, Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys, revolves around another topic I find fascinating, and that is archaeology. It takes place in Turkey. This story is packed with heart stopping page turning drama.
The latest book, The Mystery of the Lost Avenger, investigates a cold case involving Annie’s great grandmother who was a test pilot for Grumman Aviation during WWII. Go back in time to solve an unexplained plane crash involving sabotage and great grandma, Charlotte Wheeler and her fighter pilot fiancé.
Stay tuned for more thrilling and dangerous adventures for Annie and that oh-so-sexy Ty.
AN EXPLANATION OF THE AWARDS
The Author Show Awards1, 2.4.and 7) – are writing contests. The winning entries appear in an anthology, “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading”.
The Top Female Writers Award (6) is based on an entry the author chooses to submit of their writing.
The other awards are for individual books I submitted to various contests.
The first award I received was “Rising Star” for “The Madonna Ghost”, awarded by iUniverse, the original publisher.
- 2013 The Authors Show 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading
- 2014 The Authors Show 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading
- 2015 Wishing Shelf Awards Red Ribbon Winner, “Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys”
- 2016 The Authors Show 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading
- 2017 Finalist, Book Excellence Awards, “Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys”
- 2018 The Authors Show Top Female Author
- 2018 The Authors Show, 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading
- 2019 First Place, Royal Dragonfly Book Award, “Making a Mystery with Annie Tillery”
- 2019 Independent Press Award, Distinguished Favorite, “Making a Mystery with Annie Tillery”
- 201 Big Book Award, Distinguished Favorite, “The Mystery of the Lost Avenger”.
Book Awards: Young Adults/Teen: Linda Maria Frank, New York
Professional Blog (newsletters):
Secrets In The Fairy Chimney’s Prologue by Linda Maria Frank
Secrets In The Fairy Chimney (Commercial)
The Madonna Ghost by Linda Maria Frank
Girl With Pencil, Drawing (Ch 1 Audio Book) by Linda Maria Frank
Linda Maria Frank Interview At The Children’s Author Radio Show
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