In The Case of the Missing Crown Jewels, readers join forces with 12-year-old Keira, her Papa and mischievous puppy, Waffles, on a thrilling ride of suspense and surprise to find the crown jewels. An Amazon bestseller and a finalist in the “Draft to Dream” awards, the book is now available on Audible, an online audiobook retailer.

A girl with a vivid imagination, bright red hair, Keira sets out on a secret mission with grandpa, a retired CIA spy who is itching for adventure, to help Scotland Yard and the Queen of England in solving the mystery. Together they form the Keira and Papa Detective Agency and their adventures begin!   

The objective of the book is as much about helping a grandparent connect with their grandchild as it is about solving the mystery of the crime. In the midst of crime and humor, there are sensitive moments between a grandfather and granddaughter that bring them back to trying to solve the mysteries of everyday life.

Audiobooks are a great way to keep children engaged on car trips to school, activities or on family outings and vacations, and that’s a win-win for everyone. More importantly, audiobooks offer the opportunity for engagement. One of my goals as an author is to help children connect with their parents or grandparents and listening together makes it a shared adventure.

In addition to its release on Audible, The Case of the Missing Crown Jewels is available in hardcover, paperback and ebook formats on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Discover Books and other online sources.