The Boxcar Imbroglio

The Boxcar Imbroglio

by Michael Scott Miller


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A lost property deed. A homeless man nicknamed Boxcar living on the edge of town in a broken-down railroad car. A cattle rancher digging for oil. A feud over a parcel of land.

Fast forward 140 years...

When the Twisted Oak Amateur Detectives spend a week at Amanda's grandparents' lake house in Kansas, they decide to trace an old property deed they find just for fun. But as the kids investigate, they discover a lingering feud and begin to wonder if the deed holds a secret that some folks would rather keep buried.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502593887
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/02/2014
Series: Twisted Oak Amateur Detectives , #3
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Michael Scott Miller says there is no greater compliment than when his readers say they became emotionally invested in his characters.

Michael found the inspiration for his first novel, Ladies and Gentlemen...The Redeemers, from the talented but poor musicians that stake out territories and collect change from passersby in the subways of Philadelphia. This story of a band, cobbled together from down-and-out musicians, has been described as "a lesson in persistence, perseverance, salesmanship, and faith," and as "a fun, feel good story."

In Michael's second novel, The Book of Sylvia, a city girl from London and a priest in rural England confront their inner demons as they attempt to solve a mystery together. This novel has been described as "a journey of self-discovery cloaked in a mystery," and "a wonderfully fun tale."

Following these two novels, Michael decided to pursue a dream of creating a book series for children. This creative journey led to the release of the first three books in the Twisted Oak Amateur Detectives series. Along the way, Michael developed a deep bond with his characters--Amanda, Melanie, Dontrelle, Tubby, and Tyler--and he is excited about taking them on more adventures.

Prior to novel writing, Michael had his work published in the Welcomat (now Philadelphia Weekly) and wrote rock music reviews for the Wharton Journal while his wife was getting her degree there.

Michael is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and currently resides in Lafayette Hill, PA, with his wife and three children.

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