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Mystery of the Missing Candlestick

When high school seniors Miranda Manning and her two friends drive to St. Augustine, Florida, it is just the beginning of a mystery that will take them into dark corners all over the historic city.


First Place for Children's Fiction—Mayhaven Publishing

Journeys for the Junior Historian Book Award—Florida Historical Society

2005 President's Award for Best Young Adult Fiction—Florida Publishers Association

First Place for Juvenile Book—2005 National Federation of Press Women At-Large Communications Contest


Booklist, May 1, 2004
"... mystery fans will enjoy the colorful St. Augustine, Florida, setting and the relationships among the three girls, for Rebecca and Leila are often at odds. As innocent and unrealistic as a Nancy Drew mystery, this may please the same audience."

Midwest Book Review: Children's Bookwatch, Dec. 2004
"... Smoothly written from first page to last, Miranda Manning is an engaging Nancy Drew style character with the Mystery of the Missing Candlestick author June Weltman's debut mystery novel for young readers 12 through 18 – who will be found eagerly awaiting the next Miranda Manning mystery adventure."

Mystery Scene Magazine
, Fall 2004
"... a tale of mayhem set in St. Augustine, Florida, where three young women find themselves involved in a series of robberies, and solve a centuries-old mystery... "

Read an article about Mystery of the Missing Candlestick in the St. Augustine Record, May 9, 2004.