Contemporary Fiction by Alan Gratz
Nine year old Brandon is trapped in the North Tower when an airplane slams into the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Nearly twenty years later in Afghanistan, eleven year old Reshmina struggles to survive when the U.S. and the Taliban use her village as a battleground. But the past and present are tied together, and Brandon and Reshmina are connected in more ways than they know…
Kamran Smith has it all. He’s the star of the football team, dates the most popular girl at school, and can’t wait to go to West Point like his big brother, Darius. Although Kamran’s mother is from Iran, Kamran has always felt 100% American. Accepted.
Then Kamran’s older brother goes online claiming credit for a terrorist attack, and everything implodes.
Book One in Horatio Wilkes Mysteries
Something is rotten in Denmark, Tennessee, and it’s not just the paper plant and the polluted Copenhagen River. Hamilton Prince’s father has been poisoned and the killer is still at large. If Hamilton’s best friend Horatio Wilkes can just get past the smell, he might get to the bottom of all this…
Book Two in Horatio Wilkes Mysteries
A Scottish Highland Fair turns foul when Horatio Wilkes discovers the games’ founder, Duncan MacRae, dead in his tent. Now Horatio will need all his snark and smarts–and maybe a little amazing grace–to solve the mystery and thwart the fate a road-side psychic laid out for him and his friends.