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Hangman's Gold - Slate Stephens Mystery
   In this second Slate Stephens mystery, twelve year-old sleuths Slate Stephens and Daphne McSweeney head to the infamous Montana ghost town of Bannack. While their geologist dads prospect for a large gold mining company, Slate and Daphne encounter a pair of perplexing puzzles. Under an old classroom desk in Montana's first schoolhouse, the young detectives discover clues pointing to missing gold treasure amassed by Montana's vigilantes 150 years earlier.
   At the same time, a thief has absconded with two priceless Charles Russell paintings on loan to the university art museum in nearby Dillon. In this second Slate Stephens mystery, clues and curiosity lead our two heroes to begin solving both mysteries -- and dig up more dirt than they can handle.

"Slate Stephens and Daphne McSweeney are back for another hair-raising adventure... Children who like adventure, mystery, or the Old West will enjoy this book."

- School Library Journal


"An excellent read-aloud, it would also do well as a book club selection or exploratory text for a writing/reading circle... an engaging blend of mystery, romance, adventure, and history."

- Vicki Spandel, Six Trait Gurus


Cartwheel - A Sequel to Double Eagle

               HOT OFF THE PRESSES!
Cartwheel - A Sequel to Double Eagle
Reading Level: Ages 10 and Up. 256 Pages.
    ISBN: 978-0-9844460-3-2

   Two summers after Mike and Kyle uncovered a pair of priceless $20 gold pieces in a Civil War fort in Alabama, Mike is astounded to find Kyle show up on his doorstep in a souped-up 1957 Bel Air. Mike hasn't heard from his friend in two years, but when Kyle invites him to ride up to Birmingham to see Kyle's sister Annie, Mike doesn't hesitate. What Mike doesn't realize is that Kyle isn't going to see his sister. He is going to rescue her. For Kyle and Annie to escape somewhere safe, however, they're going to need cash and lots of it. When Mike mentions a mysterious silver dollar made in 1964, it launches the trio on a cross-country thrill ride and a new coin quest -- a quest that just could save Kyle's and Annie's lives.

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Hardcover and Paperback Editions Now Available from Mountain Press

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Dog 4491

    Thanks to the combined forces of a comet and a lightning storm, a dog named Sophie travels in time from 1926 to the present, where she is taken home by Sam, an 11 year-old boy living in a run-down section of the city of Enterprise. Through a bit of sleuthing, Sam and his outspoken grandfather Horace discover the old neighborhood Sophie has apparently come from.

    With Sophie's help, Sam travels back to 1926 to meet Sophie's owner, another 11 year-old named Rollie. The two boys discover they have a lot in common -- including the notorious Cheesebro gang which has terrorized Enterprise in both of their time periods!

    Together, the new friends risk their lives to put a stop to the corruption, crime, and urban blight that has afflicted their city -- and pave the way for a brighter, revitalized future.

DOG 4491 Get it now!

Book #1 of the new
Slate Stephens Mysteries.
Available Mountain Press
Slate Stephens Mysteries - The Governor's Dog is Missing

"Short chapters, a good blend of action and introspection, and a hint of romance make this strong mystery a solid choice for boys and girls alike."

-Booklist, May 1st, 2011


Now available Mountain Press The World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale

The World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale


Strap yourself in and get ready for the chute to open! You are about to launch into one of the West's premier rodeo events, the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale. Begun sixty years ago as a way for local ranchers to get rid of "spoiled" and unruly ranch horses, the Sale today has grown into a four-day celebration of rodeo, ranching, arts, and culture.