The Secret of the Lonely Grave(2007)
(The first book in the Steve and Kendra Mystery series)
A novel by Albert A Bell Jr
Steve (with a passion for baseball) and Kendra (a sassy Sherlock Holmes wannabe) were friends before they knew they were not supposed to be. 'They discover flowers on the lonely grave,' an isolated headstone in the corner of an old graveyard they pass walking home from the school bus. Their investigation literally tunnels through the history of Kentucky, the Civil War, slavery and the Underground Railroad and discovers secrets even their parents would prefer remain hidden. Steve and Kendra investigate an 150-year-old murder case and discover secrets that put their own lives in danger. Steve has a passion for baseball, and Kendra enjoys nothing more than a good mystery. Once they spot flowers on the lonely grave, the excitement begins! Kentucky history, the Civil War, slavery, the Underground Railroad and a 150-year-old murder case enliven this mystery for 9 to 12 year olds.
December 2016 : Paperback
July 2007 : USA Paperback