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Book: A Stairway To Danger (A Shakertown Adventure) by Ben Woodard

Book: A Stairway To Danger (A Shakertown Adventure) by Ben Woodard

categories: Book, Young Adult, Suspense, Thriller, Teen, Humor, Action, Trains, Friendship, Boys, Historical Fiction, Adventure and Mystery


Ben Woodard

Author Ben Woodardabout this book: I grew up almost living in the local library. Reading was my escape and the library was my portal. I loved boys adventure stories and have been amazed at the reports that say boys don't read. So I decided to write the kind of stories I remembered. The result is A Stairway To Danger. More edgy than what I read, maybe The Hardy Boys on steroids. It's probably PG. Some mild cursing and violence. Nothing too terrible, but there are guns and dead bodies.

The setting is a small town in Kentucky that is now a preserved village. In 1923, when the story takes place, it would have been a rural community with houses built in the early 1800's in a run-down condition. The book sprang from stories family members told me about growing up in this town called Shakertown. Tales of lost gold and river caves, and of adventure.
I sincerely hope boys, and all readers, like it.


Here's a blurb:

It’s the summer of 1923 and two cousins hunting for hidden gold stumble on a decayed body. Was the death an accident? Fourteen-year-old Tom is convinced it was murder and drags his older cousin, Will, into a harrowing struggle against a shadowy group. Not even repeated attempts on their lives can stop the boys from relentlessly pursuing the mystery. But when their curiosity leads them to investigate a derelict barge, what they find is bigger and more dangerous than anything they could have imagined.


Review quotes:

• "This story grabs the reader with the first line and doesn't let go."

• "The adventure in this book was heart pumping and filled with surprise, humor and mystery. Ben Woodard is a master story teller and the characters are so believable and addictive."


Tag line: Murder, mystery and a gold-toothed villain entangle two boys in a nonstop adventure.

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