Holly Jolly Giveaways: Holiday House Middle Grade Mystery Trio

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Our Holly Jolly Giveaways are getting a little…mysterious!

If you love unraveling mysteries, piecing together puzzles, and uncovering family secrets, this book haul from our friends at Holiday House is the one for you! Stock up on reading snacks and craft a cozy pillow fort, because these three twisty tales are all set at mysterious mansions filled with everything from peculiar family members to suspicious secrets kept under wraps and even cut-throat competitions that will keep you turning the page long past your bedtime.

Our friends at Holiday House are giving THREE lucky winners a chance to take home all three of these puzzling middle grade mysteries! Ready to enter? Grab your favorite adult and have them enter below for your chance to WIN!

Must-Read Middle Grade Mysteries:

Book cover for The Curious Vanishing of Beatrice Willoughby by G.Z. Schmidt

The Curious Vanishing of Beatrice Willoughby

AUTHOR: G.Z. Schmidt
SYNOPSIS: The Amadeuses were always considered somewhat strange. Even before the incident.

When six-year-old Beatrice Willoughby vanished at the Amadeuses’ annual All Hallows Eve party, people in the tiny mountain town of Nevermore were quick to whisper: They were always odd. Their house is full of dark magic. And when Mort Amadeus was pegged for the crime, the Amadeuses, once the center of society, retreated. They closed their doors, disappeared from life. People almost forgot. Until thirteen years later, when six envelopes land at the doorstep of six households in town: We cordially invite you to a celebration on the 31st of October this Saturday evening at the Amadeus household.

So begins the mystery of who was really responsible for the missing girl thirteen years ago. Was it Duchess von Pelt, whose face no one has ever seen? Mrs. Raven, the keeper of the local inn? Wormwood, the Amadeuses’ mysterious caretaker? Dr. Foozle, the town pharmacist? Count Baines, who seems to know when unlucky things are about to happen? Judge Ophelius, who presided over Beatrice’s case originally? Mr. and Mrs. H, a couple who no one can ever quite remember? Or somehow, might precocious, eleven-year-old Dewey and his storytelling dad, Chaucer, be somehow mixed up in all this

The guests must work together to identify the guilty party among them over the course of the evening—but beware the ticking clock, because at midnight, everything is going to change! Told from different perspectives, this is a sly, darkly funny mystery. Filled with strange characters and set in a mansion deep, deep in the woods. G. Z. Schmidt has crafted an unforgettable puzzle, perfect for reading on a dark autumn night.

Book cover for The Carrefour Curse by Dianne K. Salerni

The Carrefour Curse

AUTHOR: Dianne K. Salerni
SYNOPSIS: The Addams Family meets The Westing Game in this exhilarating mystery about a modern magical dynasty trapped in the ruins of their once-grand, now-crumbling ancestral home.

Twelve-year-old Garnet regrets that she doesn’t know her family. Her mother has done her best to keep it that way, living far from the rest of the magical Carrefour clan and their dark, dangerous mansion known as Crossroad House.

But when Garnet finally gets summoned to the estate, it isn’t quite what she hoped for. Her relatives are strange and quarrelsome, each room in Crossroad House is more dilapidated than the last, and she can’t keep straight which dusty hallways and cobwebbed corners are forbidden.

Then Garnet learns the family secret: their dying patriarch fights to retain his life by stealing power from others. Every accident that isn’t an accident, every unexpected illness and unexplained disappearance grants Jasper Carrefour a little more time. While the Carrefours squabbles over who will inherit his role when (if) he dies, Garnet encounters evidence of an even deeper curse. Was she brought to Crossroad House as part of the curse . . . or is she meant to break it?

Written with loads of creepy atmosphere and an edge-of-your-seat magical mystery, this thrilling story reads like The Haunting of Hill House for preteens. Perfect for late-night reading under the covers.

Book cover for The Winterton Deception: The Final Word by Janet Sumner Johnson

The Winterton Deception #1: Final Word

AUTHOR: Janet Sumner Johnson
SYNOPSIS: In this twisty middle grade mystery for fans of Knives Out, The Inheritance Game, and The Westing Game, thirteen-year-old twins Hope and Gordon enter a spelling bee in a last-ditch effort to save their family from financial ruin, only to find themselves in a cut-throat competition to uncover a fortune and dark secrets about the wealthy relations they’ve never known.

Hope Smith can’t stand rich people—the dictionary magnate family the Wintertons most of all. Not since she and her twin brother, Gordon, learned that their dad was one. So when Gordon enters the family into the Winterton’s charity spelling bee, Hope wants nothing to do with it. But with their mom losing her job and the family facing eviction from the motel where they live, they desperately need the money, and it looks like Hope doesn’t have much of a choice.

After winning the preliminary round, the Smiths are whisked to Winterton Chalet to compete in the official Winterton Bee against their long-lost relatives. Hope wants to get in and out, beat the snobbish family at their own game, and never see them again. But deceased matriarch Jane Winterton had other plans for this final family showdown. Before her death, she set up a clue hunt throughout the manor—an alternate way for Hope and Gordon to get the money that could change their lives.

Still, others are on the trail, too. With tensions at an all-time high, a fortune at stake, and long-simmering family secrets about to boil to the surface, anything could happen.

A tense, clever clue hunt unafraid to tackle the challenges and secrets often kept behind closed doors, Final Word is a gripping series starter sure to satisfy even the most voracious armchair detectives.

Holiday House Middle Grade Mystery Trio Giveaway:

Prize graphic featuring all 3 books included in our Holiday House Middle Grade Mysteries giveaway. Fully detailed rules, entry form, & prize info detailed below this image.


THREE (3) lucky winners will receive a Holiday House Middle Grade Mystery Trio Prize Pack that includes:
– ONE (1) copy of The Curious Vanishing of Beatrice Willoughby by G. Z. Schmidt
– ONE (1) copy of The Carrefour Curse by Dianne K. Salerni
– ONE (1) copy of The Winterton Deception #1: Final Word by Janet Sumner Johnson
*Prizes generously provided by Holiday House


Grab a parent or guardian and have them fill out the form below by December 08, 2023 at 11:59pm ET.

Giveaway runs from 11/24/23 at 12:00 pm ET through 12/08/23 at 11:59 pm. Open to US residents ONLY. Be sure to read the fully detailed rules HERE before entering.


You must be 18 or older to enter. Please, only ONE entry per person. If selected as a winner, we will provide your parent/guardian with an affidavit to confirm that you are a valid winner who has permission to win. They will be REQUIRED to sign and return the affidavit to YAYOMG! to claim your prize. Prizes will not be mailed out without signed parental consent.

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