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Dandi Daley Mackall

Biography

Dandi Daley Mackall

Dandi won her first writing contest as a 10-year-old tomboy. Her 50 words on "Why I Want to Be Batboy for the Kansas City A's" won first place, but the team wouldn't let a girl be batboy. It was her first taste of rejection.
 
Since then, Dandi Daley Mackall has become an award-winning author of over 400 books for children of all ages, with sales of 4 million copies in 22 countries. THE SILENCE OF MURDER is the winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery 2012.

Dandi Daley Mackall

Books by Dandi Daley Mackall

by Dandi Daley Mackall - Mystery, Romance, Young Adult 10+
Thirteen-year-old Tree Taylor has two goals for the summer of '63: 1. Experience her first real kiss. A kiss delivered by a boy. A boy who is not related to her. A kiss worth writing about. 2. Become a famous writer. (Or, at least, write an investigative article that will land her the freshman spot on the Blue and Gold staff.) So when a gunshot is fired right across the street, Tree knows this is the big story she's been waiting for. But the more she goes digging, the more secrets she uncovers, and soon she begins to wonder: When is it important to expose the truth? And when is it right to keep a secret? 
by Dandi Daley Mackall - Mystery

 

17-year-old Hope's life revolves around her brother Jeremy. So when he is accused of killing the town's beloved baseball coach, Hope's world begins to unravel. Since Jeremy hasn't spoken a word in 9 years, he's unable to defend himself. As Hope  works to prove his innocence, she uncovers secrets about the murder, the townspeople, her family, and herself.