Who left behind an old trunk with clues to a traitor's treasure? And why might someone hide a body in an old, abandoned mansion? As nine-year-old Whit investigates, he realizes there's a lot at stake for him and his family. Can he solve the mysteries before it's too late?
Book #1 - Nine-year-old John Avery Whittaker and his family have just moved to the small town of Provenance, North Carolina. It's the 1930s, the midst of the Great Depression. Johnny's father has taken a position as a professor at nearby Duke University. Now Johnny must not only deal with a new school, new friends, and a new bully, but a decades-old scandal that has tarnished the Whittaker family's reputation, and an amazing mystery.
Book #2 - The childhood adventures of John Avery Whittaker continues with more intriguing mysteries and exciting action. The Shroud of Secrecy concerns a coffin previously hidden under the floor in an old, supposedly haunted mansion and the meaning behind an old journal bequeathed to Johnny by his grandfather.
2 hardcover books