Books by Michele Torrey

THE CASE OF THE CROOKED CARNIVAL by Michele Torrey
FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Those new to this appealing series, which began with The Case of the Grasping Garbage (2000), will want to seek out the four earlier titles. (Mystery. 8-11)"
Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey, fifth-grade science detectives, solve a series of mysteries, uncovering the ghost in the Glum mansion, repelling an alien invasion, foiling a fixed carnival contest and avoiding a bridge disaster. Read full book review >
VOYAGE OF MIDNIGHT by Michele Torrey
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Though this has some parallels with Paula Fox's Slave Dancer (1973), it's definitely for audiences with stronger stomachs. (author's note, glossary) (Fiction. 12-15)"
The most intense and harrowing of Torrey's nautical Chronicles of Courage takes a young British orphan from the workhouse to New Orleans, and then to Africa as Surgeon's Mate aboard his uncle's slave ship. Read full book review >
VOYAGE OF PLUNDER by Michele Torrey
ADVENTURE
Released: July 12, 2005

Tucking in a very long subtitle and unobtrusive dashes of moralism for period flavor, Torrey sends a sullen 17th-century lad through an often-brutal coming-of-age adventure aboard a pirate ship. Read full book review >
TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD by Michele Torrey
FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2003

"This deserves to be in the hands of every reader who loves history and adventure. (map, glossary, afterword, bibliography, bibliography for young readers) (Historical fiction. 12+)"
It's 1519 and the plague has struck Spain. Read full book review >
THE CASE OF THE GRAVEYARD GHOST by Michele Torrey
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Accessible, understandable, and hilarious science for the youngest problem solvers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
With a tone that falls somewhere between Lemony Snicket and the dialogue from Dragnet, Torrey's (The Case of the Mossy Lake Monster, 2002, etc.) third addition to her science series for young readers is sure to please. Read full book review >
THE CASE OF THE MOSSY LAKE MONSTER by Michele Torrey
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"In fact, teachers will be among the first fans of this series, as the cases would make great read-alouds in elementary classrooms, with built-in science experiments as follow-up activities. (Fiction. 8-11)"
There's always room for another detective team on the junior fiction shelves, and the dynamic duo of fifth graders, Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey, have the added appeal of being amateur scientists as well as amateur sleuths. Read full book review >