Jennie McGrady loves to read mysteries, drive her mom's Mustang, and think about Ryan Johnson. Her summer seems perfect - until her grandmother, Helen, disappears with a million dollars in stolen diamonds. Helen McGrady's job as a freelance writer for travel magazines takes her all over the world, but it's her secret connections with the FBI that interest Jennie. Ryan Johnson is the good-looking boy next door - unfortunately it's next door to Gram, 150 miles away. When Jennie enlists Ryan's help in finding her, a dangerous search looms ahead.
Jennie McGrady's whirlwind life revolves around one guy: her adorable five-year-old brother, Nick. But when he and a playmate disappear one evening, Jennie's world crashes at her feet. Panic-stricken and racing against time, Jennie begins a frantic journey down a dangerous and shadowy path.
Jennie McGrady's search for her missing father lands her in a lot of hot water, and now she's got to get out of Portland - fast. To Jennie's relief, her grandmother's response is a Caribbean cruise, where tropical breezes and endless beaches await. But danger is still on her heels.
Jennie McGrady's summer has just settled back into a comfortable lull when her chemistry teacher, Tom Mancini, turns up dead from a drug overdose in his lab at Trinity High School. A suicide note seems to close the case, but Jennie smells foul play--especially since a series of break-ins had been reported at the school--and her sleuthing uncovers some unsettling information. The hard part comes when she must convince police to investigate without implicating herself in the crime.
Jennie McGrady is thrilled to be taking another flying lesson from Gram. But when menacing clouds roll in, Gram must take over the controls for a crash landing - and loses consciousness upon impact. Ignoring her survival instincts, Jennie leaves the plane in search of help. She ends up at a commune that appears wholesome and serene, but Jennie soon suspects something sinister.
Uncovering the family tree spells trouble for Jennie McGrady. Jennie McGrady is on the vacation of a lifetime - an extended trip to Ireland with Gram. And when the opportunity to stay in a castle arises, Jennie is ecstatic. For some reason, though, Gram doesn't share Jennie's enthusiasm. Then, just before their plane lands, Jennie discovers a threatening note: If you value your life, stay out of Ireland.
Helen Bradley has arrived at a charming bed and breakfast on a small peninsula off the coast of Washington, where she will assemble a regional travel guide. Soon, Helen discovers that the woman who began the guide may have been murdered. Then a local fisherman disappears. But when Helen herself is attacked, she knows she must investigate. Helen's search will lead her to the sea and buried secrets that threaten the security of the entire community.
Jennie McGrady thinks her vacation is doomed when a bomb threat delays her flight to a dolphin research lab in Florida. But then she meets Sarah, a girl who desperately needs her help to solve a two-year-old murder, and Jennie's detective instincts tell her something is very wrong. Sarah Stanford has lived in silence since her father's death. Now she's beginning to remember what happened the night of his murder - but what if the wrong person finds out she's a witness?
Helen Bradley is mystified by two things: marriage and murder. Her beloved husband has suddenly left on a business assignment, offering her no explanation. What made him go so abruptly, with no concern for her feelings? Losing herself in work, Helen focuses her attention on her latest case: investigating the murder of the town mayor. As the ex-policewoman scrambles to resolve the crime, she also worries about what has happened to her husband.
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In Abandoned, a dangerous mystery shows up in the most unlikely of places: the front page of the school newspaper. When a mysterious article claims that a baby was found in a dumpster 16 years ago, Gavin Winslow, a reporter for the school, enlists Jennie to solve the mystery. The story immediately takes a strange turn when they find out the baby found so long ago is a classmate, Annie Phillips. As Jennie begins to uncover facts, the unanswered questions about the past grow more and more confusing.
Jennie McGrady plans to spend the last weeks of summer relaxing and hanging out with her boyfriend in her grandmother's coastal hometown. But she barely arrives before learning that the mayor's teenage daughter has been murdered. Jennie is reluctant to get involved in the emotional case - until the suspect turns out to be someone she knows.
Jennie McGrady is anxious to fly to Montana after her uncle, a full-blooded Indian and the owner of Dancing Waters Ranch, is injured by a bomb explosion meant to kill. Jennie is determined to solve the crime, but her instincts tell her she's not in friendly territory. Her cousin Heather White Cloud is a beautiful Indian princess with a less-than-noble attitude. Jennie had hoped to befriend her cousin, but Heather is as cold as ice and determined to escape the home she calls a prison.
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Jennie McGrady is quickly gaining a reputation as an amateur sleuth, and it isn't going unnoticed by the local media. But the glamour of publicity is getting old, and Jennie would love to disappear into the crowd - especially when a plea from Courtney Evans leaves her out in the cold. Courtney is the typical wild sixteen-year-old: weird hair, strange friends, and an attitude to boot. But underneath the hype Jennie finds a compassionate, hurting friend who is running scared.
Dr. Kincaid, the director of a prestigious convalescent home, is dead from an apparent heart attack. His widow, however, is convinced that he was murdered. What secrets are lurking behind the polished doors of this medical facility? And who would kill to protect them? Helen's inquiry will demand great faith and courage as it draws her closer and closer to the life-threatening evidence.
With a dangerous criminal on the loose, will Jennie make it to safety in time? In many ways, Jennie McGrady is just your average high schooler - but she has a peculiar knack for stumbling upon trouble. As a result, her detective skills are first-rate. In her latest adventure, Jennie manages to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. After witnessing a bank robbery, she is abducted by the thieves and left for dead. She wants more than anything to identify her captors for police, but she can't remember them.
Jennie McGrady's enthusiasm for the new school year is extinguished when the culturally diverse Trinity Center, home to her church and school, is destroyed by fire. Rumors abound that a racist organization is behind the tragedy, but Jennie is more concerned about the one person who was critically injured: family friend Michael Rhodes.
Allison Beaumont is beautiful, popular, wealthy, and she's just been crowned the Rose Festival Princess. But when dead roses begin arriving on her doorstep and threatening phone calls follow, Allison realizes she's paying a high price for her throne. Jennie McGrady has only one goal in life: To find her father. But Allison's plea for help tears Jennie away from her search and involves both of them in a dangerous race to hunt down the Portland stalker.
Jennie McGrady's Labor Day weekend promises relaxation and fun when she visits a fur farm run by family acquaintances. Jennie's anticipation of the trip grows when she learns Scott Chambers, an old friend, has taken a job at the farm. But on her first night there, the mink are released from a neighboring farm, and Jennie fears the sometimes-volatile Scott may be behind it. Scott's participation in extreme animal rights activities is in the past - or so he claims.