Mysteries and thrillers by Steve McManus

Mysterious Adventures Society series (ages 11+):

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When a wealthy widow’s priceless estate brings shady art collectors to a seaside tourist town, it’s up to a gang of plucky fifth-graders to untangle a web of criminal plots in the second book in a promising YA mystery series. (2020)

"5 stars.  A fast-paced, spell-binding tale...this book is fun and funny"

US Book Views

"A rollicking adventure"

Calendula Cool

During the last days of fifth grade, a group of friends investigate a rumor of a girl who vanished, and find more than they bargained for. (2020)

"5 stars.  A perfect summer read for all ages"

"This book has all the ingredients needed for a good middle-grade mystery."

City Book Review

CODA series:

Seven Devils

Two crime reporters follow separate stories which both seem to point to a reclusive self-help guru and his remote compound. (2018)

A crime reporter following an arsonist-turned-killer may be so close to his subject that he becomes a target. (2015)

"A modern, mysterious,

heart-pounding novel."

US Book Views

"A story like wildfire—starts cool but only gets hotter."

Kirkus Reviews

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