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Gunrunner Moon [Kindle Edition]

Ed Ditto
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Smugglers like it dark for what they do.

The Cosgrove family has just settled into a beach cottage for a nice vacation. Sunny days, starry nights; peace and quiet.

But when an abandoned sailboat washes ashore in a storm, Matt and Stephanie Cosgrove get pressed into the Coast Guard’s search for its missing owner—Rick Wagner, an eccentric museum curator on the run from a local loan shark.

Wagner swears it’s not about the money. His strange story and stranger offer launch Matt and Stephanie into a desperate race for a Confederate smuggler’s lost secret…in the dark of a gunrunner moon.

About the Author:

Ed Ditto’s unconventional writing style has consistently won praise for its playfulness and unpredictability, which prompted one reviewer to write “More twists than a nest of garter snakes!” As a long-time freelance journalist and fiction writer, Ed brings a mix of street smarts, good humor, and dramatic irony to his work.

Ed has written for over a dozen local and national newspapers and magazines, and he was honored to write the first novel ever published by the American Quilters Society. He studied thriller writing with Christopher Keane, a screenwriter whose novel “The Hunter” was the basis for Steve McQueen’s last movie. Ditto has recently been selected to teach literary deconstruction at the John C. Campbell folk school in North Carolina.


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What do diamonds, a sunken Civil War smuggler's ship, a mysterious missing captain's log books, and homeschooled teenagers have in common? A great story, that's what!
--Michelle Pierce, HomeschoolLiterature.com

About the Author

Ed Ditto is a homeschooling father who lives and works in Appalachian Tennessee. Join him at EdDitto.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 542 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005H3VSJM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #955,807 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent action-adventure for kids or adults August 21, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Disclosure: I got a free, no-review-required, copy of this book after responding to the author's offer on the Amazon Meet Our Authors forum. I bought my own copy when I was 15% through - and while I've got a Kindle-ful of freebies, I don't buy many books, much less books I already own.

The product description has a decent synopsis of the plot, so I won't bother rehashing.

I didn't anticipate liking this book for myself; the MOA offer mentioned The Hardy Boys, which I loved as a teen, and found better remembered than reread as an adult. But I'm always looking for books appropriate for a precocious eight-year-old. It's hard to find books that are appropriate both in reading level and content for a kid whose reading ability outstrips her emotional maturity. When I was 20% through this book, I told her to close up her Percy Jackson and read this instead. (She filed it away into the "Mom said I should read this" category, instead, but that's her loss.)

I was pleasantly surprised to find that Gunrunner Moon is both appropriate for her and hugely enjoyable for me. The action pulled me in from the very first page, and never let go. I particularly loved the kids, who were by turns childishly naive, truly intelligent, and too smart for their own good. The characters were well-rounded, and the dialogue rang true. The book isn't a comedy, but I found myself laughing more than once, at a particularly enjoyable turn of phrase or plot twist. There are some places where I found my suspension of disbelief a little strained, but it was more "How did I get all the way up here, and why is there no net?" than "No, I don't think I can go there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Book for all Ages August 25, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
As I was reading the discussion forums one day looking for my next great read, I came across Ed Ditto's offer of a copy of his book Gunrunner Moon. I really enjoy reading authors that I am unfamiliar with and this book seems like it would be interesting.

The editorial reviews referred to this story as being for Young Adults so I was curious as to how it was written. The story was a catcher from the beginning, interesting kids that are precocious and very intelligent who become involved in a lot of exciting and action filled adventures. Just good clean fun which is so refreshing given some of the books and movies that are out today. It was very nice to see that a talented author doesn't need to include vulgarity and gore to write a good story.

Mr. Ditto has gives us a lot of twists and turns which keep the story going and keep the reader involved. There is a lot going on in this book and the plot keeps you guessing as to who is the bad guy. This book offers a lot to not just younger readers but readers of all ages.....I am a senior and I really enjoyed it.

Thank you very much for sharing a copy of this book with me and I am looking forward to the sequel. Write Faster!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gunrunner Moon August 23, 2011
Format:Paperback
Since I am a homeschooled student, and desire to write a book of my own, a family friend handed me copies of Gunrunner Moon and it's companion Lessons in Novel Writing. Lessons in Novel Writing is a great tool in helping me to understand the whole process in which it to takes to write a novel. Gunrunner Moon stars two homeschooled children in which they try to uncover a mystery. It is great to have books that aim at homeschooling. I enjoyed Ed Ditto's novel. Ed does an excellent job in capturing the action in his novel. I look forward to reading any other books he writes.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for teens. August 20, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
What a fun mystery. I could hardly put it down. This book has more twists than a nest of garter snakes. I think I may have accidentally learned a few things in the process of reading it. Keep 'em coming, Ed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Homeschooling Family Adventures March 6, 2011
Format:Paperback
I enjoyed this story of the adventures of a homeschool family along the East Coast. It was fast-paced and historically researched (always a plus to this reader!) I hope Ed does more along these lines.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Written Action/Adventure April 26, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A quality YA novel perfect for young readers who are looking for a good adventure with an interesting mystery.

When I saw another review mentioning Hardy Boys that is what came to mind when I reached the halfway point. Except, I found the writing level in this book superior to what I can remember of the HB books.

This book contained no overt violence, no sexual situations, no bad language, but did contain a good helping of action and adventure. The characters were believable, and each one stood out on their own. They mystery was maintained until the end and that ending was satisfying.

I would recommend this book for those looking for an action/adventure story for them, or their young ones over 10. The author even included a "how I wrote this book" study guide on his website that details how he constructed the story and why he made certain decisions along the way. That guide is an excellent resource for young writers who want to learn the craft of writing a full-length novel.

Based on the content, I would have normally rated this book 4 stars, but the addition of the writing guide available on his website bumped it to 5.
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Ed Ditto's unconventional writing has consistently won praise for its playfulness and unpredictability, which prompted one reviewer to say: "More twists than a nest of garter snakes!" As a long-time freelance journalist and fiction writer, Ed brings a mix of street smarts, good humor, and dramatic irony to his work.

His work has appeared in over a dozen local and national newspapers and magazines, and he was honored to write the first novel ever published by the American Quilters Society. He studied thriller writing with Christopher Keane, the screenwriter whose novel "The Hunter" was the basis for Steve McQueen's last movie, and he's recently been selected to teach literary deconstruction at the John C. Campbell folk school in North Carolina. His latest book is "Conquer The Cage," a collaboration with nationally-recognized mixed martial arts coach John Pinder.

Ditto's books are professionally-edited and family friendly.

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