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Gilda Joyce


  • Whether dressed in a formal gown for a seance or attempting to channel her father’s spirit through the keys of his typewriter, Gilda’s earnest and wacky personality accompanied by her dry wit make this an amusing as well as suspenseful mystery. Surprisingly spooky.
  • Teens are sure to connect with irrepressible Gilda, whose companion in many adventures is the Underwood typewriter given to her by her father upon his death two years ago.
    Childrens Literature
  • Let’s hope Gilda also returns in another psychic mystery that needs her gutsy, brash attention.
    School Library Journal


Allison, Jennifer. Gilda Joyce: The Ghost Sonata. Dutton, 2005.

Allison, Jennifer. Gilda Joyce: The Ladies of the Lake. Dutton, 2005.

Bath, K. P. The Secret of Castle Cant. Little, Brown, 2004.

Broach, Elise. Shakespeare’s Secret. Henry Holt, 2005.

Byars, Betsy. Dead Letter: A Herculeah Jones Mystery. Viking, 1996.

Choldenko, Gennifer. Al Capone Does My Shirts. Putnam, 2004.

Choldenko, Gennifer. Notes from a Liar and Her Dog. Putnam, 2001.

Emerson, Scott. The Case of the Cat with the Missing Ear. (The Adventures of Samuel Blackthorne, Book One) Simon & Schuster, 2003.

Fitzhugh, Louise. Harriet the Spy. Delacorte, 2000, c1964.

Hiaasen, Carl. Flush. Knopf, 2005.

Lisle, Janet Taylor. How I Became a Writer and Oggie Learned to Drive. Philomel, 2002.

Springer, Nancy. The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery. Philomel, 2006.