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Chris Grabenstein



Chris Grabenstein is the Anthony award-winning author of the John Ceepak/Jersey Shore mysteries TILT A WHIRL, MAD MOUSE, and WHACK A MOLE plus the holiday thrillers SLAY RIDE and HELL FOR THE HOLIDAYS. In 1986, he and his college buddy Ronny Venable wrote THE CHRISTMAS GIFT starring John Denver for CBS TV and it still shows up every holiday season on cable TV.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult Fantasy
 
Series
 
Christopher Miller Holiday Thriller
1. Slay Ride (2006)
2. Hell for the Holidays (2007)
 
Haunted Mystery
1. The Crossroads (2008)
2. The Hanging Hill (2009)
     aka The Demons' Door
3. The Smoky Corridor (2010)
     aka The Zombie Awakening
4. The Black Heart Crypt (2011)

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Kenny Wright (with James Patterson)
1. Kenny Wright (2015)
 
Welcome to Wonderland
1. Home, Sweet Motel (2016)
2. Beach Party Surf Monkey (2017)
 
Jacky Ha-Ha (with James Patterson)
1. Jacky Ha-Ha (2016)
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel winner (2006) : Tilt-a-whirl
Agatha Award Best Children/Young Adult Fiction winner (2008) : The Crossroads
Agatha Award Best Children/Young Adult Fiction winner (2009) : The Hanging Hill
Agatha Award Best Children/Young Adult Fiction winner (2011) : The Black Heart Crypt
Agatha Award Best Children/Young Adult Fiction winner (2013) : Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library


Chris Grabenstein recommends

Swift Justice (2010)
(Charlie Swift , book 1)
Laura DiSilverio
"Swift Justice has rapidly become my favorite new P.I. puzzler. It's smart and sassy with tons of humor and a whole lot of heart. With unforgettably fresh characters, it's a real high-speed read!"

Finding the Worm (2015)
Mark Goldblatt
"Mark Goldblatt is an amazing wondeerful writer."

Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom (2016)
David Neilsen
"Such deliciously creepy fun! creepy fun! I fell in love with Dr.Fell! So with urchins and whippersnappers everywhere."

The Witch's Glass (2017)
(League of Beastly Dreadfuls, book 3)
Holly Grant
"Wonderfully witty."


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