The Lost Girl of Astor Street
Perfect for fans of Veronica Mars and Downton Abbey, Stephanie Morrill's atmospheric mystery, The Lost Girl of Astor Street, will take readers from the glitzy homes of the elite to the mob-run streets of 1920s Chicago.
Endorsements for the book:
"The Lost Girl of Astor Street boasts a strong, smart, and courageous heroine, a note-perfect Jazz-Age Chicago setting, and a terrifically engaging plot that kept me reading into the middle of the night."
Jennifer Robson, international bestselling author of Moonlight Over Paris
"Here's hoping this won't be the last case for this strong and admirable female sleuth to solve. A...well-crafted historical whodunit."
Lydia has vanished. Lydia, who's never broken any rules, except falling in love with the wrong boy. Lydia, who's been Piper's best friend since they were children. Lydia, who never even said good-bye. Convinced the police are looking in all the wrong places, eighteen-year-old Piper Sail begins her own investigation to solve the mystery of Lydia's disappearance. With the reluctant help of a handsome young detective, Piper goes searching for answers in the dark underbelly of 1924 Chicago, determined to find Lydia at any cost. When Piper discovers those answers might stem from the corruption strangling the city--and quite possibly lead back to the doors of her affluent neighborhood--she must decide how deep she's willing to dig, how much she should reveal, and if she's willing to risk her life for the truth.
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About the Author
Stephanie Morrill lives in Overland Park, Kansas, with her husband and three kids. She is the author of The Lost Girl of Astor Street, The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series, Go Teen Writers: How to Turn Your First Draft into a Published Book, and the Ellie Sweet series. She enjoys encouraging and teaching teen writers on her blog, GoTeenWriters.com. To connect with Stephanie and read samples of her books, check out StephanieMorrill.com.
"Downton Abbey in downtown Chicago---a must read!" Allison Rushby, author of The Heiresses--Allison Rushby
"Combining the fascinating setting of the Roaring Twenties with a smart, savvy heroine, Morrill has hit the perfect note with this captivating story." Romantic Times Reviews, 4 Stars--Romantic Times Reviews, 4 Stars
"A story that has it all---mystery, the mafia, and a heroine you can't help but root for. If Veronica Mars met the Roaring Twenties, you'd end up with The Lost Girl of Astor Street!" Roseanna M. White, author of The Lost Heiress--Roseanna M. White
"Piper Sail is a character I'd follow to the ends of the earth---she had me from the very first page. With its smart, savvy heroine and moody Jazz-Age setting, Stephanie Morrill has penned a winner from start to finish." Bestselling author Hillary Manton Lodge--Hillary Manton Lodge
"Here's hoping this won't be the last case for this strong and admirable female sleuth to solve. A...well-crafted historical whodunit." Kirkus Reviews--Kirkus Reviews
"A historical mystery full of heart and brimming with the vibrant atmosphere of 1920s Chicago. The moment I finished I was ready to flip it over and begin again." Shannon Dittemore, author of the Angel Eyes trilogy--Shannon Dittemore
"Spunky Piper Sail is more interested in investigating her best friend's death than in society's expectations for a young woman in 1924. She's curious, intelligent and gutsy ... Reminiscent of Philip Pullman's Sally Lockhart series in all the best ways!" Maureen Doyle McQuerry, award-winning author of The Peculiars and the Time Out of Time duet: The Telling Stone and Beyond the Door--Maureen Doyle McQuerry
"Witty and compelling, The Girl of Astor Street is as thick with romance as it is with evolving mysteries. Piper Sail is a 1920s heroine to root for ... A truly fresh and engaging story that not only kept me guessing until the very end, but that left me with a satisfied sigh for more please!" Joanne Bischof, award-winning author of The Lady and the Lionheart--Joanne Bischof
"A fast-paced mystery that sparkles with the sights and sounds of 1920s Chicago. The strong characters and setting drew me in, and the twists and turns kept me hooked until the end." Renee Collins, author of Until We Meet Again--Renee Collins
"A well-plotted mystery with plenty of twists, turns, and red herrings." Publishers Weekly--Publishers Weekly
"Enjoyable...mystery with a twist for inquisitive readers." School Library Journal--School Library Journal
"Step back to a more glamorous time with the captivating story of Piper Sail, a sassy young woman with a penchant for finding trouble. As a mystery unfolds, you'll be turning the pages and cheering on a heroine you won't forget." Jenny B. Jones, award-winning author of Can't Let You Go and the Katie Parker Production series--Jenny B. Jones
"Thoroughly engaging. Fast paced, filled with vivid details, and featuring a delightful heroine, it was a joy to read. It's a keeper, for sure." New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray--Shelley Shepard Gray
"In this engaging mystery, the dilemma of a teenager trying to find her place in the middle of drastic societal change is nicely blended with intrigue in the vivid setting of 1924 Chicago. Will likely be hard to keep on the shelf." VOYA Magazine--VOYA Magazine
"Morrill invites us on a wild ride through teen eyes down the crime-ridden, mob-infested streets of Chicago in the 1920s. Laden with mystery and laced with romance, this intriguing, who-done-it read is a testament to friendship, courage and first love that you won't soon forget!" Betsy St. Amant, author of All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes and Love Arrives in Pieces--Betsy St. Amant
"An engrossing mystery that takes readers into the jazz clubs, illicit speakeasies, and gangster neighborhoods of 1920s Chicago in a search for a missing girl. The intrigue, romance, and glamorous Roaring Twenties setting will draw readers in." Jill Williamson, award-winning author of By Darkness Hid and Captives--Jill Williamson
"A vivid picture of 1920s Chicago with strong, relatable characters and their intriguing relationships. You won't be able to stop wondering what will happen next as the clever heroine works to solve the mystery of The Lost Girl of Astor Street." Melanie Dickerson, author of The Golden Braid and The Beautiful Pretender--Melanie Dickerson