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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453766383
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453766385
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 5.2 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,607,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...Enjoyed sleuthing with Sam and Lita--and Dachshund Petey--so much that I can hardly wait for their next case!"
-- Gay Toltl Kinman, Agatha Award nominee, author of SUPER SLEUTH

2009 Eppie Award Finalist for Best Children's/YA ebook


"... Ms. Verstraete maintains the same level of interest and mystery that my childhood favorites contained.... A fun way to spend time reading with any child and also introduce them to new hobbies."
-- Chris Speakman, ChrisChat Reviews

About the Author

Christine Verstraete is an award-winning journalist and author from Wisconsin whose fiction is often inspired by her love of dogs and her fascination with dollhouse miniatures. Her short stories have been published in several anthologies including Dragons Composed, The Bitter End: Tales of Nautical Terror, as well as in Timeshares and Steampunk'd from DAW Books. A longtime horror fan, she also enjoys writing tales with a touch of the macabre for anthologies and eBooks. See her collection, or learn more about her work, at http://cverstraete.com.

More About the Author

Christine (C.A.) Verstraete is an award-winning author and journalist from Wisconsin.

Not your typical zombie story... GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie... *** NEWS! WINNER!! 2014 Lovey Award for Best Paranormal- Sci Fi - Love is Murder Mystery Conference (Feb. 2014) - Named the Young Adult Winner in the 2013 HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL contest! ***

Life can suck when you're 16. It can suck even worse when you're not-quite-dead..... It's YA zombie with a little romance - and zombies - humor - and zombies - a touch of mystery and... well, you get it. See synopsis at website, http://cverstraete.com. (Blog linked here is GirlZombieAuthors, http://girlzombieauthors.blogspot.com)

Her short stories have been published in anthologies including - new story, The Songbird's Search in Athena's Daughters. Stories published also in Darlings of Decay and The Tall Book of Zombie Shorts. Other stories have been published in Hot & Steamy: Tales of Steampunk Romance, Steampunk'd and Timeshares (DAW Books). Her story "Perfect Timing" appeared in The Corner Cafe: A Tasty Collection of Short Stories, with works by 14 other authors, in June 2012.

A longtime horror fan, she also enjoys writing short fiction with a touch of the macabre, including the eBooks, The Killer Valentine Ball and Motherly Love.

She also is author of an award-winning children's book, Searching for a Starry Night, A Miniature Art Mystery, for ages 9 and up. (#1 Kindle book for miniatures; 2009 EPPIE Award finalist for ebook.) Available in Kindle, eBook, and print.

When she's not writing (when is that?), Christine also enjoys creating in miniature. She is author of IN MINIATURE STYLE II, with over 40 how-to projects, profiles and photos, featuring the work of talented miniaturists and IGMA artisans. Available in print, eBook, and other formats,including for Kindle.

See details on her books and collection at her website, http://cverstraete.com or her blogs, http://girlzombieauthors.blogspot.com and http://candidcanine.blogspot.com.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vicki L. Johnson-steger on July 28, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Who has more fun than kids on summer vacation especially when they think they're detectives. Lita and Sam sure have fun solving the mystery of a missing work of art. I wanted to take Petey home with me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Courtney L. Mroch on July 28, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Searching for a Starry Night is a refreshing read. It has Sam and Lita searching for a culprit behind a stolen miniature. All with the help of Petey, the mischievious dog whose misbehavior ends up being a help to the girls. It's neat to sneak a peek into the world of minis, the characters remind me of me and my childhood BFF, and it's just a fun read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Rabe on July 27, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Searching for a Starry Night reads quick, quick, quick. It is a delightful mystery wrapped around the notions of miniatures and a dog. You won't be disappointed with the author's writing style and wry wit. Yes, it's intended as a YA book, but it has an appeal for older readers.
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