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Local Children's Book Author Pens New Mystery 

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Supersleuth Edmund Xavier Lonnrot, code name "Eddie Red," learns that crime doesn't take a vacation in a new book by Bristol author Marcia Wells. In Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery In Mayan Mexico, the 11-year-old protagonist employs his photographic memory, drawing skills and the help of his best friend, Jonah, to clear Eddie's father after he is falsely accused of stealing an ancient Mayan mask. Set for release April 7, the book is the second in a series that started with Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile, which was nominated for a 2014 Edgar Award. The prizes, to be presented April 29 by the Mystery Writers of America, are considered the most prestigious in the genre. Wells taught math and Spanish at the now-defunct Gailer School before embarking on a full-time writing career. Eddie Red's third adventure, Doom at Grant's Tomb, is due out next year.

Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery in Mayan Mexico: HMH Books for Young Readers, 224 pages, $16.99. Book launch party on April 4, 5-6 p.m., at the Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury. Meet the author at Recycled Reading of Vermont in Bristol on April 18, noon-2 p.m. To schedule a school visit with Wells, email her here.

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