Mary Crane and a Pompey Hollow Book Club Seance with Sherlock!
Jerome Mark Antil, author
They’re teens now – and in the last novel - The Book of Charlie - their club president, Mary Crane, decided to follow a teacher’s suggestion of getting a Pen Pal for the summer. She wrote a boy her mother had read about in the newspaper – a Pennsylvania lad. He writes back. As the summer unfolded one of the teens is witness to a crime in progress. Innocently the young Pen Pal to the club’s president unwittingly helps them not only solve the mystery of just who the crooks actually are but they also solve what turns out to be a military mystery that had fallen through the cracks dating back to the War and still lingered in the shadows since VE-Day. Was it coincidence or luck that Mary’s Pen Pal just happens to be a grandson of the president of the United States? This new novel - Mary Crane and a Pompey Hollow Book Club Seance with Sherlock! - takes place about two weeks after that same Halloween. Farmer Parker sprains his back and the club goes help run his small farm while he convalesces. Little did they expect - they nearly got killed by a diving biplane pilot - an ex GI - paratrooper of the D-Day invasion. What unfolds is a plot of out thinking a crook. This book is also narrated by the club's Guardian Angel - Ole Charlie.