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September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Evening with James Ponti and Christina Diaz Gonzalez

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Date:
September 3
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Phone:
3054424408

Books & Books presents…

AN EVENING WITH JAMES PONTI

in conversation with

Christina Diaz Gonzalez

discussing

The Sherlock Society

(Simon & Schuster, $18.99)

Tuesday, September 3, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables

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Books & Books is proud to welcome award-winning and bestselling author James Ponti for the first book of his middle grade series, The Sherlock Society (Simon & Schuster, $18.99). He will be in conversation with fellow award-winning author Christina Diaz Gonzalez.

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.


About the Book:

In the tradition of Nancy Drew, four kids and one grandfather in Miami tackle a decades-old mystery in this first book in the action-packed and funny Sherlock Society middle grade series from New York Times bestselling, Edgar Award–winning author James Ponti!

Siblings Alex and Zoe Sherlock take their last name as inspiration when choosing a summer job. After all, starting a detective agency has to be better than babysitting (boring), lawn mowing (sweaty), or cleaning out the attic (boring and sweaty). Their friends Lina, an avid bookworm, and Yadi, an aspiring cinematographer, join the enterprise, and Alex and Zoe’s retired reporter grandfather offers up his sweet aquamarine Cadillac convertible and storage unit full of cold cases.

The group’s first target is the long-lost treasure supposedly hidden near their hometown Miami. Their investigation into the local doings of famed gangster Al Capone leads them to a remote island in the middle of the Everglades where they find alarming evidence hinting at corporate corruption.

Together with Grandpa’s know-how and the kids’ intelligence—plus some really slick gadgets—can the Sherlock Society root out the conspiracy?

BUY THE BOOK HERE


About the Author:

James Ponti (he/him/his) is the New York Times bestselling author of four middle grade book series: The Sherlock Society following a group of young detectives; City Spies, about an unlikely squad of five kids from around the world who form an elite MI6 Spy Team; the Edgar Award–winning Framed! series, about a pair of tweens who solve mysteries in Washington, DC; and the Dead City trilogy, about a secret society that polices the undead living beneath Manhattan. His books have appeared on more than fifteen different state award lists, and he is the founder of a writers group known as the Renegades of Middle Grade. James is also an Emmy–nominated television writer and producer who has worked for many networks including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, PBS, History, and Spike TV, as well as NBC Sports. He lives with his family in Orlando, Florida. Find out more at JamesPonti.com.

About the Moderator:

Christina Diaz Gonzalez is the Edgar® award-winning and USA TODAY best-selling author of several novels including The Red UmbrellaA Thunderous WhisperMoving TargetConcealedInvisible: A Graphic Novel, and The Bluest Sky. Her books have received numerous awards including the International Latino Book Award Gold Medal and have also been designated as an American Library Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults selection, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, a Junior Library Guild Gold Selection, and as an International Reading Association’s Teachers’ Choice book. Christina currently lives in Miami, Florida with her family and a dog that can open doors.