Monday, April 21, 2014

Featured Book: Zoe Lucky and the Mystery of the Pink Pearl Necklace by M. Carol Coffey



About the book:

Zoe Lucky is a red-headed, freckle-faced seventh grader at the Winston-Thurston School in Shadyside, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. But this 13-year-old is no typical teen. After helping Detective Tracy crack the Green Gables Mystery last summer, she and two of her classmates formed a sleuth group named ZINGERZ—and they’ve already solved two problems at school. But when one of their member’s family is involved in a violent crime, the group shifts its focus to more serious matters. A pink pearl necklace is the main piece of evidence, and it keeps reappearing as the mystery unfolds. Join Zoe Lucky and her constant companion Paki, a plucky African Gray parrot who speaks both Swahili and English, as they come face to face with danger and try to solve this multicultural mystery. A final, shocking revelation will sweeten, deepen, and complicate the lives of Zoe and her friends, bringing them closer than ever before.



About the author:

M Carol Coffey brings her love of “The Burgh” to life in the Zoe Lucky Mysteries, a series set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and its suburbs. The Green Gables Mystery highlights Oakland, a cultural center of libraries, museums, concert halls, and higher learning, and The Mystery of the Pink Pearl Necklace focuses on Shadyside, Oakland, downtown Pittsburgh, and Mount Washington. Carol attended Tam O’Shanter Art Classes at the Carnegie Library of Oakland. She sang in the gospel choir at Saint Benedict the Moor Church in the lower Hill District and traveled with the choir to Rome to sing for Pope John Paul II. Carol wrote a monthly column as editor for the Pittsburgh Woman’s Magazine, and she is a member of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Audubon Society, and the National Wildlife Federation. Carol has been a public speaker for 20 years. She has also entertained and sang professionally and been a guest on TV and radio shows.




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