"Fans of Matty and Neely will want to continue with this novel." --VOYA (Voices of Youth Advocates)
...a good choice for classes studying the Civil War. -- Booklist
The novel offers a little-known perspective on women's roles in the Civil War and will please historical fiction fans. -- Publisher's Weekly
From the Author
The title of this book comes from a poem we like, and since the first and last chapter begin with the sound of church bells ringing we thought it was an appropriate title. This book presented us with a challenge: with the Civil War over, we wondered how to bring a sense of excitement and drama to the story. The idea of a murder mystery intrigued us. In a world without fingerprints or modern forensics, our young protagonists take on and solve a most baffling case.
We were delighted when Ring Out
was nominated for the Agatha Award
for Best Young Adult Mystery of 2001!