“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children” ~Madeleine L’Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time Quintet

Thank you for visiting my official middle grade mystery author website.
If you love mysteries, you’ve come to the right place.

Warmest greetings to my favorite readers, those of you who are nine to twelve years old.
Welcome also to parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and all readers.

Get ready to explore with the Botanic Hill detectives, two girls and two boys, each thirteen years old. They bring unique talents and abilities to bear as an effective team to solve complex mysteries.

You are invited to join our four friends as they find themselves entangled in one hair-raising mystery after another, often in or near their beautiful coastal Pacific hometown of Las Palmitas in sun-drenched Southern California.

The young detectives are the most famous residents of their resort town’s  neighborhood of Botanic Hill. But beauty mingles with serious crime on the hill. Thankfully, our four friends are ready for action. Won’t you help them as they attempt to conquer venomous snakes, blackmailers, thieves, cursed gemstones, and secret passages?

Adventures await you! My first three books in the Botanic Hill Detectives Mysteries series will be published soon. Time to prepare. Check your flashlight batteries.

And dust off that magnifying glass.

Sherrill Joseph