Annal: 2001 Agatha Award for Best Children’s/Young Adult

Results of the Agatha Award in the year 2001.

Book:Mystery of the Haunted Cave

Mystery of the Haunted Cave

Penny Warner

Thirteen-year-old Becca and her friends Sierra, CJ, and Jonnie are determined to win the gold medal for Troop 13 at the Gold Rush Jamboee. But they face stiff competition from the other troops—especially Troop 7, whose members love to pull pranks on them. When a mysterious clue hints at treasure buried in Camp Miwok’s Haunted Caves, Becca and her friends are determined to get their hands on that, too—even if it means sneaking from camp, hanging out with bats, and being threatened by robbers…

Book:Death on Sacred Ground

Death on Sacred Ground

Harriet K. Feder

In the deep woods of Pikes Landing, New York, on a Seneca reservation, a girl is found murdered with an arrow through her heart. When Vivi and her father, Rabbi Hartman, hear about the shocking death, they travel to Pikes Landing where he has been called to perform the funeral of the girl. Once there, they find themselves in the middle of a mystery and a violent standoff between the local townsfolk and the Seneca. Unsure of who to trust, and accompanied by a hostile girl who has something to hide, Vivi searches for the solution to the disturbing death, but finds danger instead!

Book:The Mystery of the Octagon House

The Mystery of the Octagon House

Gay Toltl Kinman

Book:Ring Out Wild Bells

Ring Out Wild Bells: A Matty Trescott Novel

Carroll Thomas, Larry Howard

In 1865, when seventeen-year-old Cornelia and her cousin Matty begin their studies in science and medicine in Massachusetts schools for women, they make new friends, meet political celebrities, and become involved in a mystery. Includes bibliography and extensive historical notes.

Book:The Viking Claw

The Viking Claw

Michael Dahl

Finn,” he said, “Don’t go in.”

What was his problem? After days of climbing and trudging through the snow, I wasn’t going to turn around now. I pushed past Uncle Stoppard into the cave and then froze. The murky light from the mouth of the tunnel gleamed on something a few feet in front of me. Something white lay on the floor of the cave. Bones.

Finn and his mystery-writer uncle head to Iceland in search of the Haunted City of Tquuli, where Finn’s archaeologist parents were last seen before their odd disappearance eight years ago. Finn doesn’t believe the creepy legends about the Haunted City and the ancient Vikings who lived there—until a member of the rock-climbing expedition vanishes from inside a sleeping bag…one that was dangling a hundred feet from the base of an icy cliff!

Then another climber disappears, leaving a trail of footprints that abruptly end in a ?eld of snow. Is it modern-day murder, or the revenge of phantom Viking warriors?

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