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Stanley & Hazel

(The first book in the Stanley & Hazel series)
A novel by

A great depression grips the city of St. Louis in 1934. Stanley, an orphaned newsie, lives in a poor part of town hit especially hard by the economic downturn. One night, Stanley runs into Hazel, a restless debutante-in-waiting who has begun to question her posh lifestyle in the midst of the suffering she sees. She’s out and about without an escort and against her father’s wishes. When they discover the body of a girl with her head bashed in by a baseball bat, the very different and separate realities of the two teens inform their decision. Together they will figure out what happened to her and bring those responsible to justice. But getting involved with each other and digging into the secrets behind this murder earns them some powerful enemies, including a secret group seeking to rid society of all they deem undesirable. They’ve put into motion “The Winnowing,” a plan seeking to take over the city and enforce their will. As Stanley and Hazel’s forbidden feelings for one another grow, their investigation turns deadly. Now, it is up to Stanley and his gang of street kids to stop Hazel from becoming the next victim.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"Stanley and Hazel is an ingenious blend of history, magic, and spirituality that sheds just as much light on our world today as it does on our nation’s troubled past. Good and evil, love and greed, do battle in a story that has as much heart as it does fast-paced action." - Scott Bergstrom

"Stanley and Hazel has spooky thrills, snappy dialogue, and rich historical detail. It makes for a swell read and one that fans of Libba Bray's Diviners won't want to put down!." - Jessica Day George

Used availability for Jo Schaffer's Stanley & Hazel

Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback

Title: Stanley & Hazel
Author(s): Jo Schaffer
ISBN: 1-946700-65-7 / 978-1-946700-65-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

August 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition

Title: Stanley and Hazel
Author(s): Jo Schaffer
Publisher: Month9Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   

May 2018 : Canada Kindle edition

Title: Stanley & Hazel (Stanley & Hazel)
Author(s): Jo Schaffer
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA