Dear Readers Anticipating Book 2,
Here you go! The next set of excerpts in chapter order for Eucalyptus Street: Green Curse.
So, get a clue, Readers. Book 2 launches on Amazon on October 20 in paperback and eBook. The eBook will be available on additional platforms that day, including Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play Books. The paperback will become available by order from indie stores in November. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these sneak-peeks at my forthcoming book!
From Chapter 9, “Churchyard on the Third Floor”
Lexi is reporting about a call she just received from her mother. Dr. Abbott is the director of the Antiquities Research Collective:
“. . . Mom was just reminding us that Aunt Connie arrives late this afternoon from Washington, D.C.”
Lexi had already explained to Isabela about the twins’ aunt, Connie Marlton, a photojournalist with the International Geographic Institute. Dr. Abbott had hired her to photograph his new ARC exhibit, “Gemstones of Antiquity,” which would open to the public the next day.
“We’re all supposed to go there tonight for the special preview reception. You’re invited too, Ms. de Cordoba. Mom also said Bruce wants us four kids to come over today if possible to catch up on some lessons.”
From Chapter 10, “Gemstones of Antiquity”
Some of the ancient gemstones have been stolen. Dr. Abbott has hired the detectives to investigate. They are at the preview party at the Antiquities Research Collective (ARC). Lanny, the head detective, is asking Dr. Abbott a question:
“Dr. Abbott, do the media or other ARC employees know about the missing gemstones?”
“No, not yet, Lanyon,” the director whispered. He seldom used the twins’ nicknames. “The police think it best to keep that news quiet until their investigation is further along.”
“Which stones are missing, and how did you discover the theft?” Lexi whispered back.
“Well, Alexia, Mr. Dayton has a tally sheet of the stones. He discovered this morning the numbers didn’t add up during his count. There are ten missing. As to which stones, let’s go over to the display case, and we’ll show you where they were.”