A glint of gold where no gold should be caught her eye. She brushed aside a patch of feathery ferns to find a gold watch with the monogram “W.”
“Proof,” Emily said aloud.
“Proof of what?”
She whirled around, shoving the watch into her skirt pocket. Henry leaned against a tree not five paces away. How had he come up behind her so silently? His face was in shadow, and she couldn’t see his eyes. He seemed an altogether different person than the charming suitor who had helped her with the baking.
“Nothing,” she said. “Did you follow me here?”
He hesitated, his lips pressed tightly together. Finally he said, “We saw you walk by Uncle’s house. I wondered if you were still meddling in our family’s affairs.”
She took a step backward. “And if I am?”
“Everyone is satisfied with my cousin’s death . . . except you.”
One day, fifteen-year-old Emily Dickinson meets a mysterious, handsome young man. Surprisingly, he doesn’t seem to know who she or her family is. And even more surprisingly, he playfully refuses to divulge his name. Emily enjoys her secret flirtation with Mr. “Nobody” until he turns up dead in her family’s pond. She’s stricken with guilt. Only Emily can discover who this enigmatic stranger was before he’s condemned to be buried in an anonymous grave. Her investigation takes her deep into town secrets, blossoming romance, and deadly danger. Exquisitely written and meticulously researched, this novel celebrates Emily Dickinson’s intellect and spunk in a page-turner of a book that will excite fans of mystery, romance, and poetry alike.
5 3/8 x 8 1/8 in; 248 pp;
Guided Reading Level: Z Ages 12 and up