Medium Well Done—Middle Grade Fiction


A Stand-Alone Middle Grade Fiction Mystery! A séance in a cemetery  . . . A phantom figure rising from the grave  . . . A raspy voice accusing the living of killing the dead  . . . On a stormy evening in Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery Nick learns that dabbling in the occult can leave you chasing spooks in the night.


Nick Caden is no stranger to supernatural mysteries. From uncovering vampire killers to catching zombies and werewolves, Nick relies on truth, facts, and his favorite cop and detective shows to solve crimes. But what he witnesses in Bonaventure Cemetery leaves Nick stumped.

When Nick’s neighbor, Keisha, goes missing and is presumed dead, Nick is forced into an unlikely partnership with Jaz, a teen with a “spiritual gift” that lets her  “know things about the dead”—or so she claims. As the pair work to uncover the facts, they need to rely on the word of “Sistah Séance,” a Gullah woman on Georgia’s Sea islands, who seems able to “bring up the dead.”

In this mystery, Nick must prove that a young man falsely accused of murder is innocent. Problem is, the only eye witness is the victim . . . a ghost.

This time Nick doesn’t have all the answers, but he asks the right questions.  And what he learns is worse than any lies a fake fortuneteller might pass off as truth.

“A whip-smart middle grade mystery with a touch of paranormal and much-needed humor. In this stand-alone, realistic crime-scene drama a girl goes missing and her brother is wrongfully imprisoned. Only this time, Nick’s brilliant wit and sleuthing skills are seriously tested when he is brought into a world of spiritualists, mediums and ghosts coming back from the dead—or so it seems. In the spirit of The Hardy Boys and Scooby Doo — ‘is it a ghost or not,’ and ‘those meddling kids’ — I highly recommend Medium Well Done and the whole series, especially for boys and reluctant readers.” – Kim Childress, Book Editor, Girls’ Life Magazine

Parents can trust the Caden Chronicles. There is no sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language, only positive moral values.

Recent Comments From Readers of Middle Grade Fiction

“A well-written mystery page turner that is full of unexpected twists. Highly imaginative, fast-paced and engaging. It has well-developed characters and a satisfying ending. This would make a great gift.” – Bookworm

“Fun, light, and another classic entry into the series. The mystery is hard to solve but once all is said and done, you’ll be satisfied with the ending!” – Sean

“Kept me turning the pages.” – Michael

“What a great read! Great for the kids and parents alike. As far as mysteries go this one is pretty good. Kept me interested for hours. Loved it!” – Samantha

“This book is a clean detective story specifically for middle-grade children. The book is enjoyable to read and will awaken one’s curiosity. It’s exciting, compelling, and overall a great read.” – Luke