An intricately crafted mystery set in the contemporary Middle East.
Zan is a politician’s daughter and an adrenaline junkie. Whether she’s rock climbing or shoplifting, she loves to live on the edge. But she gets more of a rush than she bargained for on a forced mother–daughter bonding trip to Turkey, where she finds herself in the crosshairs of an antiquities smuggling ring. These criminals believe that Zan can lead them to an ancient treasure that’s both priceless and cursed. Until she does so, she and her family are in grave danger. Zan’s quest to save the treasure—and the lives of people she cares about—leads her from the sparkling Mediterranean, to the bustle of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, to the eerie and crumbling caves of Cappadocia. But it seems that nowhere is safe, and there’s only so high she can climb before everything comes tumbling down.
About the Author
Diana Renn is the Fiction Editor at YARN (Young Adult Review Network), an award-winning online magazine featuring short-form writing for teens. She is the author of the young adult mystery novels Latitude Zero and Tokyo Heist, numerous short stories and essays, and several ESL textbooks. She grew up in Seattle and now lives outside of Boston with her husband and son. She is also an avid traveler. Visit her online at www.dianarennbooks.com.
Praise for Blue Voyage:
"Renn expertly builds tension, sweeping readers away to exotic locales. Witty and engaging, this book hearkens back to works by Agatha Christie."—School Library Journal
"[Zan] learns to be her authentic self in her fight to survive, a believable character arc that suits the plot nicely. A solid choice for readers hungry for an absorbing mystery."—Kirkus Reviews
"Zan has great character appeal, and teenage girls will eagerly follow her through subsequent adventures. . . . It will be a popular addition to the mystery collection."—VOYA
"Blue Voyage is a tense international adventure, a potent suspense cocktail that will leave you giddy. Diana Renn does it again!"—Lamar Giles, Edgar nominated author of Fake ID and Endangered
"For armchair detectives with wanderlust."—Booklist
A 2016 Massachusetts "Must Read" Book
Praise for Latitude Zero:
“Twisty, inventive, and fast-paced suspense.”—Nancy Werlin, author of the Edgar Award winner The Killer’s Cousin
“Diana Renn spins a deadly web of danger, intrigue, and romance in this international cycling investigative thriller. Latitude Zero will lead you on a wild ride!”—Julie Berry, author of the Edgar Award nominee All the Truth That’s in Me
"The book’s premise is clever, and the Ecuadorian setting is unusual and nicely realized. Cycling and mystery fans will doubtless enjoy the ride."—Booklist
"A great deal of exciting action and tension that keep readers turning the pages."—Kirkus Reviews
"Fills a niche for people seeking mystery stories with strong female protagonists."—VOYA