Cover Reveal: The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg
You know where I lived for eleven years of my New York City life? Harlem. You know where no one, aside from Walter Dean Myers, ever sets a middle grade novel? Harlem. Greenwich Village, Brooklyn, even Queens get more love than Harlem in books for 9-12 year olds. So you might understand why I’m happy a middle grade novel is set there at long last. Today’s cover reveal comes via YA-author-turned-middle-grade-writer Elizabeth Eulberg. Ladies and gentlemen I give you . . .
The quick and dirty:
Shelby Holmes is not your average sixth grader. She’s nine years old, barely four feet tall, and the best detective her Harlem neighborhood has ever seen—always using logic and a bit of pluck (which yes, some might call “bossiness”) to solve the toughest crimes.
When eleven-year-old John Watson moves downstairs, Shelby finds something that’s eluded her up till now: a friend. The easy-going John isn’t sure of what to make of Shelby, but he soon finds himself her most-trusted (read: only) partner in a dog-napping case that’ll take both their talents to crack.
Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before heading off to college at Syracuse University and making a career in the New York City book biz. Now a full-time writer, she is the author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom & Prejudice, Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Better Off Friends, and We Can Work it Out. She lives outside of Manhattan with her three guitars, two keyboards, and one drumstick. Visit her online at www.elizabetheulberg.com and on twitter at @ElizEulberg.
So that is that. The book is on sale September 6th and is the first in a three book series. Thanks to Lizzy Mason and the folks at Bloomsbury for the reveal.
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