When she was 12, Gracie Stratis’ father, Roger, took her and her 4-year-old brother, Russell, on an archeological dig in Scotland. The dig unearthed some ancient Viking artifacts, including a striking cross with a dragon motif that seemed to speak to Gracie.
When Russell’s nurse and one of the workmen on the site steal the artifacts, and kidnap Russell, Gracie can’t get her father to pay attention. So, the intrepid soul that she is, she sets out to rescue Russell and retrieve the artifacts herself.
A Still and Silent Sea by A.S. A. Durphy is a prequel to the Gracie Stratis detective series that introduces Gracie and provides a lot of the background information that explains some of the more arcane elements of the series.
A short read, it’ll keep you turning pages until the end.
I give this one five stars. It was a fascinating read.