One of Bluffton’s most prolific writers and the winner of multiple prestigious awards, Carole Marsh (also writing as Carole Marsh Longmeyer), released a new mystery book this fall, part of her America’s National Mystery Book Series, aimed at the 7 to 14 age group.

“The Mystery of Hilton Head Island” is published by Gallopade International, Marsh’s family-owned company based in Peachtree City, Ga.

This latest mystery is part of her Real Kids, Real Places series, a body of work close to her heart, because it is inspired by her four adventure-loving grandchildren.

“The Mystery of Hilton Head Island” is the 51st book in this series, so once you are hooked, there are many stories to look forward to.

The plot is fiction but Avery, Ella, Evan and Sadie are real kids and they really did visit the places in each of the books.

They love playing detective and what lucky young’uns they are because their Mimi is a mystery book writer!

Kids will latch on quickly to the characters in this never-a-dull-moment story of intrigue and adventure on the island. The mystery involves the Harbour Town Lighthouse and keeps the four young detectives busy as they check off clues from their list, hoping to find answers to so many questions.

But wait! There is another lighthouse on the island they did not even know about. Then, Evan gets a mysterious note from a stranger and it turns out not everyone is who they appear to be. Will they be able to figure it all out?

Readers love the action and humor of Marsh’s stories while parents and educators appreciate the learning opportunity through references to historical sites, monuments and notable places and events in the U.S. and beyond.

Join the author’s book club at where you can win prizes, download free activities and get updates from the characters.

Glenda Harris of Bluffton is a freelance writer and editor, nature lover and aspiring novelist.