Herbert is the Lost and Founder at a big hotel in a seaside town that’s lovely in summertime. But in winter, the locals of Eerie-on-Sea trade tales of their very own cryptid. But when a girl who was apparently once turned in as a lost item at Herbert’s office returns to find out the truth of her past, strange things begin happening all over town. And the Malamander is at the heart of the mystery. The Abduction picks up right where the first book in the Theodore Boone series left off. Thanks to regular references to what’s come before, I’d recommend reading this series in order. Fire the Depths kicks off the Max Tilt trilogy. Young Max is a descendant of Jules Verne, and he uses clues from the attic & from Verne’s books in order to chase down a treasure that could save his family from financial ruin. Turns out, there was some fact to the fiction.