Gingerbread Man: A Nursery Rhyme Suspense #1

La Plume Press
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The CLUE Awards for Thriller/Suspense Novels 2016 - Official Finalist!

When that cute chick you met online is murdered – but shows up for your next internet meeting anyway.

Marlow's just a regular geeky university freshman with little to no experience with girls, so when he has a semi-flirtatious chat with a cute girl online, it's almost more than his nerves can handle.
Then the girl is brutally murdered.

Or is she?

Marlow finds himself teamed up with intelligent and savvy Sage Farrell, a girl so far out of his league he feels blinded in her presence - literally - damned glasses! Together they work to find the identity of @gingerbreadman. Can they stop the killer before he strikes in more worlds than one? 

FRINGE meets ELEMENTARY in this Science Fiction Mystery Romantic Suspense by Amazon bestselling author Lee Strauss.

Books in series: 

#1 Gingerbread Man

#2 Life is But a Dream

#3 Hickory Dickory Dock 

#4 Twinkle Little Star



Keywords: teenage angst, teen romance, family issues, crush, family issues, mystery, murder, internet, chat room, spy, ethics, Detroit University, freshman, romance, killer, captive, kidnapping, kidnap, hostage, geek, beauty, popular, college, university, time warp, alternate reality, war, math, philosophy, time, space, dreams, drowning, danger, cute chick, nursery rhyme, suspense, gingerbread man

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About the author

Lee Strauss is the bestselling author of A Nursery Rhyme Suspense Series (Mystery Sci-fi Romantic Suspense), The Perception Series (young adult dystopian), and young adult historical fiction, with a new cozy historical mystery series, Ginger Gold Mysteries, coming soon. When she’s not writing or reading she likes to cycle, hike and kayak. She enjoys traveling (but not jet lag :0), cashew lattes, red wine and dark chocolate.

She also writes younger YA fantasy as Elle Strauss and inspirational romance as Hope Franke Strauss.

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Publisher
La Plume Press
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Published on
Jan 28, 2015
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Pages
351
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ISBN
9781927547342
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Romance / Science Fiction
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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Lee Strauss
From bestselling author Lee Strauss!

***Inspired by true events*****Available in German as Gefährliche Zettel** 

"One of the best YA books I've read in a long time, Playing with Matches grabs you from page one and whisks you back to 1938 Germany. It's rare that I get so engrossed in a story that I feel as if I'm actually there. I have always wondered what it must have been like for those citizens of Germany who knew something wasn't quite right. Using actual real-life stories from those who lived through it, Lee Strauss paints a bleak picture of fear and survival. Her characters seem real and jump right off the page." - Steven Davenport


"This book is an extremely heartbreaking and realistic look at World War II from a different perspective, from someone in Hitler's Army that doesn't want to be there. We so often hear about the atrocities that fell on the Jewish, but there isn't as much literature about everyday life for the non-Jewish Germans, especially those that didn't agree with Hitler.Told from the perspective of a child growing into a young adult at the worst time possible, this is a great read for teens as well as adults." - Valerie A. Baute

Heinz Schultz's Word Could send a man to prison. Though only a youth of fifteen, hey what strong, tall, and blond. The boys in his German young people unit esteemed him and feared him.  And They wanted to be just like him.  Emil Radle wanted to be just like him.  A dedicated member of Hitler Youth, Emil what loyal to the leaders before family, a champion for the cause and a fan of the famous Air Force Air Force.  Emil's friends Johann Moritz and discover a shortwave radio and everything changes. Now They listen to the forbidden BBC broadcast of news reports did tell bothsides. Now They know the truth.  The boys along with John's sister Catherine, band together to write out the report and covertly distribute flyers through Their city. It's an act of high treason That Could have them arrested -. Or worse  : As the progresses what, so does Emil's affection for Catherine. He'd do anything to have a normal life and to stay in Passau by side here. But When Germany's losses become immense, even Their Greatest resistance can not preventDefault the boys from being sent to the Eastern Front. 











NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: This second edition has several minor revisions, Including name changes to three minor characters, in order to add clarity and authenticity to the timeline.


Keywords: World War 2 fiction, Hitler Youth, resistance groups, The White Rose, life in Nazi Germany, Nazis, Eastern Front, what fear, violence, child soldiers, hunger, black outs, bombings, raids, air force, airforce, love and romance, teen romance, family issues, siblings, sacrifice, friendships, propaganda, hope, prayer, faith

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