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Tangled Up in Mayhem

About The Book

“Sleuths skillfully, satisfyingly solve silly roller-coaster shenanigans.” —Kirkus Reviews

Sloane and Amelia’s investigation at an amusement park quickly turns ominous when they come up against a cohort of villains determined to stop them in this third book in the Tangled Mysteries middle grade series perfect for fans of The Book Scavenger and Lemons.

Sloane and Amelia’s amateur detective agency has landed their first paid gig! After seeing their YouTube documentary series, eccentric millionaire Covington Cooley hires them to solve a mystery: the secret location of a time capsule buried in 1865 somewhere on the grounds of Cedar Point Amusement Park. Cooley is sure that the box holds documents proving that his ancestor is the rightful owner of the land, a fact which, if proven, would turn him from a millionaire to a billionaire overnight.

But there are plenty of parties who are interested in stopping Sloane and Amelia from finding the capsule, like the park manager who wants to protect Cedar Point, Sloane and Amelia’s schoolmate bent on destroying their reputation, and the ghostly specter that’s been caught on camera tampering with documents and equipment related to the time capsule search!

Sloane and Amelia are determined to find out what’s going on no matter what, even if it means fighting off the possessed, undead clowns Amelia is certain roam all carnival parks.

About The Author

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Merrill Wyatt lives in Toledo, Ohio, with her husband, daughter, three cats, and a slightly surly guinea pig. She spent far too much of her childhood wandering around cemeteries and old Victorian homes. A middle school technology teacher, she is doll-phobic, donut-obsessed, and owns too many pairs of shoes.

Why We Love It

“This book could best be described as a warm-core, shenanigans-driven romp with a hilarious and eccentric cast of supporting characters that just so happens to contain all the ingredients of a satisfying mystery.”

—Kate P., Senior Editor, on Tangled Up in Mayhem

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (November 14, 2023)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665931076
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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"Sleuths skillfully, satisfyingly solve silly roller-coaster shenanigans."

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