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Author Amanda Flower's first Children's Book Nominated for Agatha Award

February 07, 2014

Author and Ursuline College's Head of Bibliographic Services Amanda Flower's first Children's Book was nominated for an Agatha Award. The book, titled Andi Unexpected, is a mystery about a twelve-year-old science geek Andora 'Andi' Boggs and her teenage sister, Bethany, who move to rural Killdeer, Ohio after the sudden death of their parents in the jungles of Central America.

“In the upstanding tradition of Nancy Drew and Harriet the Spy, Andi is spunky and unafraid to take risks, though she draws the line when Colin’s life is threatened. Flower, an accomplished adult mystery author, offers here her first work for children, but not her last—sequels are on the way,” according to a review in Booklist.
Amanda Flower, an Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel. She also writes mysteries as Isabella Alan.

The Agatha Awards honor the "traditional mystery," books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. You can see the entire list of Agatha Award by clicking here. Winners will be announced at Malice Domestic on May 3, 2014.

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