A Thrilling and Gripping Ride: The New YA Mystery BURY THE LEAD from Mischa Thrace
LIVONIA, Mich.: Sherlock Holmes may not have been a journalist, but that doesn't stop high school senior Kennedy Carter from embracing his methods in Mischa Thrace's upcoming young adult mystery novel, BURY THE LEAD. With her sights set on becoming an investigative reporter, Kennedy lives by the famous detective's rules: observe the obvious, eliminate the impossible, and avoid romantic entanglements at all costs.
"I enjoy writing for young adults. I feel it's important to include timely topics and diverse characters that they will relate to," says Mischa Thrace. "I'm also a fan of Sherlock Holmes, and it was fun to write an homage to one of my favorite characters."
Kennedy Carter has her heart set on winning the $10,000 Excellence in Emerging Journalism award so she can finally escape her small town and see the world with her very own kind-hearted Watson—best friend and school photographer Ravi Burman. But research into a local urban legend and a murder investigation she can't resist are threatening to derail her plans. To find the killer preying on her graduating class, she and Ravi team up to investigate the deaths and work to uncover the story of a lifetime—if it doesn't cost them their lives first.
The novel will appeal to a large demographic of readers, including fans of Karen McManus, Dana Mele, and Amber Lynn Natusch.
"Sufficiently thrilling." —Kirkus Reviews
"[a] thrilling and gripping ride that promises to keep you up all night, with an ending that has you holding your breath for answers!" —Along the Lines
"I wasn't expecting the asexual representation and it was really well written and a great surprise! …I loved it. The mystery was...well done and it kept me guessing. " —Liz, Goodreads Reviewer
Bury the Lead (BHC Press) is available for preorder in hardcover, trade softcover, and ebook at all major retailers and booksellers, including Bookshop.org.