pony investigators series
Mystery/Adventure (Ages 9-14)
There’s a story behind the creation of each book series.
Astride their ponies, Ginger and Oreo, Amy Jo and Becky are twelve-year-old friends and neighbors who solve mysteries in their small village. Constantly under threat by the criminals or in hot water with Police Chief Higgins, these adventurous, pony-loving girls face danger with surprising courage and inspiring ingenuity.
I grew up on a spacious twenty-six-acre property back a long lane which became the backdrop for the Pony Investigator series. My sister, Karen, and I became the template for the two girls in the series. That’s part of the reason I enjoyed writing this series.
The Case of the Missing Money
Astride their ponies, Oreo and Ginger, Amy Jo and Becky solve mysteries in the town of Bedford. Elderly Mrs. Martin has money hidden throughout her house. After suffering a stroke, she is confined to bed and two people are hired to care for her. When money goes missing from her purse, the Pony Investigators take drastic measures to discover who the thief is before the entire fortune is stolen.
The Case of the Phantom Stallion
Astride their ponies, Ginger and Oreo, Amy Jo and Becky solve mysteries and crimes in the town of Bedford. In The Case of the Phantom Stallion, Amy Jo and Becky secure a job at Shamrock Stables working for owner, Freddie Myers. Flash O' Lightning, a valuable race horse, disappears in the middle of the night. When the alarm system fails to activate, it is as if Flash O' Lightning vanished into thin air. A torn note leads to an early arrest, but after a thorough investigation, the location of the missing horse remains a mystery. The Pony Investigators place themselves in danger as they search for The Phantom Stallion.
The Case of the Midnight Stranger
Astride their ponies, Ginger and Oreo, Amy Jo and Becky solve mysteries and crimes in the small town of Bedford. In The Case of the Midnight Stranger, a mysterious man wearing reflective sunglasses moves into the old Johnson place. From the widow's walk built on top of the house, he signals someone at the quarry. The Pony Investigators are convinced he and a known criminal have joined forces. Chief Higgins is strangely reluctant to investigate. Against Chief Higgins' strict orders, Amy Jo and Becky return to the quarry where danger awaits them.
The Case of the Mysterious Circus
Astride their ponies, Ginger and Oreo, Amy Jo and Becky solve mysteries and crimes in the town of Bedford. In The Case of the Mysterious Circus, everyone is on edge when unexplained accidents occur at the circus. Amy Jo and Becky become immersed in the intrigue after they land jobs giving pony rides, Tension heightens when a menacing note attached to a knife warns them to leave the circus or face the consequences.
The Case of the Secret Passage
Astride their ponies, Ginger and Oreo, twelve year olds, Amy Jo and Becky solve mysteries and crimes . While housesitting at the Funderburg home, Amy Jo and Becky discover a hidden door leading to a series of underground tunnels. Strange markings on the tunnel wall, visible only with a black light, lead them farther and farther into the passageways where the Pony Investigators uncover a fiendish plot. Before they can warn the police, the girls are caught in a trap where there seems no possible way of escape.
The Case of the Mirror Image
Astride their ponies, Ginger and Oreo, twelve year olds,Amy Jo and Becky, set out to solve mysteries and crimes in the small town of Bedford. In Mirror Image, will a current dispute between two brothers frustrate Amy Jo and Becky's frantic attempt to locate a Civil War treasure that's been lost for over one hundred fifty years? Or, will Major Ashcroft be forced to sell his estate and the treasure lost forever?
“I really enjoyed the book. The characters were well developed and interesting.”
Good book didn't want to put it down. Lots of twists and turns. To keep u interested.”