Narrow Escape in Norway
Now Grandma Agee and I are a team, like Charlie Chan and his two kids (I can’t remember their names) or Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. I’m really excited that she is going to keep looking for information about my dad and that Grandma wants me to help. So I’ve got to do what Mr. Morrison, our neighbor, always tells us kids: Carpe diem! Seize the day! ...
So I’m on my way to Norway. I want to be able to tell my mom and my brothers what happened to my dad. It’s sinking in more and more that he’s really gone, and I think it would help all of us if we knew the truth. I know it would help me. But if I’m going to help Grandma find out what really happened, I need more information. And the person I need to talk to is sitting right beside me.
The laughs, thrills, and hijinks continue for young and old alike in Book II of the Agnes Kelly Mystery Adventure Series, the much-anticipated follow-up to the Award-Winning Intrigue in Istanbul. But there is more! Grandma and Agnes get in over their heads and end up putting their very lives at risk.
Behind the Story
Now Grandma Agee and Agnes are a team. They're on a mission to find out what happened to Agnes' Dad in Norway.
Unfortunately, I've never been to Norway. Luckily, the lovely internet connected me with a gentleman by the name of Jan Kristoffer Simonsen, who has lived in Bodo Norway (their ultimate destination) all of his life. He was an indispensable resource for all things Bodo, Norway, sending me pictures and even reading the manuscript before it went to print, to make sure I got things right, or as right as I could get them.
I don't know about you, but when I was younger, spy stuff was always cool. I grew up watching spy movies (James Bond comes to mind) and TV shows such as Get Smart and the Man From U.N.C.L.E. SoI had fun writing the codes and researching about cyphers for the story. My best friend and I had our own private code to write in when we were young, and I wanted to use some of that actual code in this book but neither of us could find it among our old papers.
We also learned pig Latin as kids. I learned it from an older brother, who was trying to hind what he was saying from me and overall just sound cool.