Sunday, March 29, 2009

First Clues, Mysteries for Kids: Steel Trapp

First Clues: Mysteries for Kids

, your source for information on over 100 mystery series for children and young adults where each series is conveniently listed under three different age categories (New Sleuth, ages 4 to 7; Future Sleuth, aged 7 to 10; and Sleuth in Training, ages 10 and older), is pleased to announce a new series now available on our website.

Steel Trapp: The Challenge by Ridley Pearson

Bestselling adult mystery author Ridley Pearson introduces 14-year-old Steven "Steel" Trapp in a proposed series for young adults. Steel is both blessed and cursed with a remarkable photographic memory—just one look and whatever he sees is imprinted for keeps.

In the first book, Steel Trapp: The Challenge, Steel sets off with his mom and their dog, Cairo, on a 2-day Amtrak journey to compete in the National Science Competition in . Trying to be a good Samaritan on the train, he instead becomes embroiled in an ingenious plot of kidnapping and bribery that may have links to terrorists.

Federal agents (first seen in Pearson's adult thriller Cut and Run) track Steel and his new-found science geek accomplice, Kaileigh Augustine, as they attempt to put together the pieces of a complex puzzle. Using Steel's science contest invention—and with the help of Cairo—Steel and Kaileigh lead readers on an action-packed chase adventure as they attempt to prevent the unimaginable, before it's too late.

The are recommended for readers aged 10 and older.

Watch the author's introduction to the book below:

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