A New Majek Family Story
Josh, whistling from behind the Christmas tree, called out, “Hey, Dad? Where did this come from?”
David’s attention was fixed on Eddie, who instead of carrying the wooden kitchen chair around the large tree set up in their family room, insisted on dragging it. David kept one eye on Eddie and another on the tree, waiting for the moment when the legs of the chair would tangle with the tree skirt or the electrical wire connecting the lights to the corner outlet and pull the whole thing down.
Eddie finished moving the chair and beamed at his father. David gave him the thumbs up and a smile, Eddie nodded, and Ed returned to placing all of his favorite ornaments on the tree.
“What are you looking at, Josh?”
Josh stepped out from behind the tree holding a green velvet box. The top was latched with what looked like a small piece of polished bone. He held it out to his father. “I found this tucked inside one of the bigger ornament boxes, but I’ve never seen it before. Do you recognize it, Dad?”
David fumbled with the tiny bone clasp, slipping it out of the cloth loop. He grabbed the loop on the lid and tugged gently; the box resisted his efforts. Finally, the lid opened.
David pushed aside a nest of tissue paper and slid his fingers into the box. He felt rough, pointy edges; he grasped the object and tugged. As the boys crowded near, he unwrapped crumbling and yellowed paper from the object.
He grasped a tiny miniature house the likes of which he had never seen before The tiny Victorian mansion was made of what felt like painted tin. “Snow” in the form of thick white paint studded with glitter covered the witches’ hat tower of the home. Tall, arched windows were covered with thin films of celluloid plastic. On the porch of the tiny Victorian house was a little brown and white dog, playfully gazing up at his master. A little boy in a red coat, scarf, boots, and cap stood on the top step of the porch, and the dog and boy looked as if they would leap into the snow for a romp.
“It’s beautiful,” Josh said quietly.
The boy looks like me! Eddie signed.
– COMING SOON! –
In this, the second Majek Family Mystery, two years have passed since the events of I Believe You. Christmas is coming, but mysteries can’t wait. The discovery of the Red Boy House hidden among the family’s Christmas ornaments sets in motion a chain of events that will shake the Majek clan to the core.
Praise for the first Majek Family Mystery, I Believe You
“This is the kind of novel that would make a blockbuster movie. So realistic. So believable. Amazing.” – Frank Redmon, author of Elijah.
“If you want a story that you can really sink your teeth into, that has believable characters, that makes you feel as if you’re part of the story because of the wonderful writing, then read this book. I was so engrossed in the story that I couldn’t put it down.” – L.F. Geth, Amazon Review
“So glad I of a chance to enjoy this book of suspense and just a small hint of supernatural from the heart. The ending was the absolute best conclusion. I look forward to future works, and recommend it to others to enjoy.” Malinda Wagner, Amazon Review