H. Mel Malton was born in England and emigrated with her family to Canada in the 1960s. She is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and her first mystery novel, Down in the Dumps was short-listed for an Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel. Her first young adult series, The Alan Nearing Mysteries, began with The Drowned Violin, and was followed by Pioneer Poltergeist. She lives in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.
The Alan Nearing Mysteries 2-Book Bundle
Presenting the mysterious adventures of Alan Nearing and his friends. In The Drowned Violin, thereâ€™s something floating in the water ahead of the canoe. It looks dead, whatever it is. Thatâ€™s where the mystery begins, and eleven-year-old Alan and his friends are determined to solve it on their own, without adult interference. They have all the tools they need: Ziggyâ€™s canoe, JosĂ©eâ€™s ability to impress parents, and Alanâ€™s detective instinct. Mix in a gang of bullies on jet-skis, an eccentric hermit, and the theft of a priceless violin, and the stage is set for a fast-action adventure in cottage country.
In the second fun summer adventure, something is haunting the Pioneer Village Park, a mysterious presence that seems determined to get Alan and his friends in trouble. They are spending the tail-end of the summer working as costumed helpers, and when things get weird, the Alan Nearing detective agency starts investigating. Is the poltergeist just a prankster, or are there sinister forces at work?
- The Drowned Violin
- Pioneer Poltergeist