The Mystery Of The Lost Avenger by Linda Maria Frank

The Mystery Of The Lost Avenger (Book Four) by Linda Maria Frank.

The wreckage of a World War II plane is found in the mountains of Appalachia. It mysteriously crashed in 1943 on its way to a naval base. Inside the plane is a note, written by Annie Tillery’s great-grandmother, Charlotte, who was in love with a fighter pilot. Young Charlotte tested the planes and flew them to naval bases; her fiancé flew the planes in battle.

While investigating the crash site, NCIS finds the note in the plane, which they trace to Charlotte and then to her surviving family members, Annie and her mother Carol. The mystery begins. Why did the plane crash, and what does Charlotte’s note mean? Annie and her mother decide to dig into Great-Grandmothers past by way of the aged family attic.

There, they find love letters written by Charlotte and her Navy pilot fiancé. There is a code to be broken in those letters and The Mystery of the Lost Avenger to be solved. As they explore, Annie suspects Charlotte’s ghost is reaching out to tell her something, but what? She enlists the help of her boyfriend, newly licensed pilot Ty Egan, but Annie feels she may be the key to her great-grandmothers top-secret life.

5 Stars: This book educates young minds!

Good news for all Annie Tillery Mystery Followers. The Mystery Of The Lost Avenger (book 4) is finally here. This book educates young minds using this fictional mystery that involves NCIS investigating the crash site of a World War II plane.

Turns out the pilot was Annie Tillery’s great-grandmother Charlotte who was a test pilot for Grumman and actually flew in battle. Annie, her mother Carol are intrigued by Charlotte’s note and decide to dig through the old family attic to see what they can find out about this mysterious family member. What they discover in the attic only adds to the mystery and soon Annie suspects that Charlotte’s ghost is reaching out to them from beyond the grave with an important message.

Annie’s decides to get her boyfriend Ty Egan who happens to be a pilot involved. Here is their conversation.

…“Ty, you won’t believe what Mom has been telling me about a mystery concerning my great-grandmother. Mom, this is your story, and maybe Ty can see something we don’t. Can you fill him in on the details, so far? I’m just hearing this story for the first time, too.”

…“Well, let me start with . . .” She shuffled the papers in her lap. “Here’s the letter we received from the Department of the Navy. And here’s a copy of a note we found in the plane. The note is written on some sort of a company form with and identification number on it. The number belonged to Charlotte, my grandmother.”

…“I also have a letter from the Naval Crime Investigation Service about the condition of the plane where they found the note, and the pilot they found in the wreckage. There are skeletonized remains of a person whose identity they are trying to confirm. They know who flew the plane when it went missing, but they must confirm that it is that person. It is a woman.”

…Mom added a new thought, “You know, it’s ironic. Charlotte did die in a plane crash many years later. She continued to fly recreationally after the war. When I went to Maryland to see if there was any record of her time at Grumman, I found these letters in the house where Charlotte spent her last years.”

Students and young adults of all ages will enjoy The Mystery Of The Lost Avenger. 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).

Product Details:
Annie Tillery Mysteries Book 4
Grade Level: 3-4
Reading Level: 8-10 Years
Paperback: 194 Pages
Publisher: Archway Publishing (June 15, 2016)
Language: English
Grandma’s Book Club: Mysteries (Tween, Teens, and YA)
Grandma’s Book Club: Mysteries (Detective)
Grandma’s Book Club: Annie Tillery Mysteries

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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.


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

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