Meg Mackintosh Mysteries

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Lucinda Landon

About Lucinda Landon

Lucinda Landon grew up in Niskayuna, New York. (In an old home with lots of hidden doors and secret passages.) From a young age, she loved to read mysteries, especially if they featured female detectives. She also loved to draw, and she went on to study art and design at St. Lawrence University, the Sir John Cass School of Art in London, and the Rhode Island School of Design. All the while, she kept reading mysteries.

The very first book she illustrated, "The Young Detective's Handbook" by William Vivian Butler, received a special Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America. It also launched the career of Meg Mackintosh. Although the young sleuth had just a small role in that first book, Ms. Landon soon realized that Meg was itching for a series all her own.

Hidden Clues

"Writing the Meg Mackintosh series," Lucinda Landon says, "gives me the opportunity to combine my love of drawing and mysteries. It's fun to design books with the clues hidden in both the text and the illustrations." It is fun for young readers, too, who have been eagerly matching wits with Meg since her first adventure, "Meg Mackintosh and the Case of The Missing Babe Ruth Baseball," debuted in 1986. The first six books were originally published by Little, Brown, and Co.

The series is now 11 books strong, all available in paperback from Secret Passage Press. The newest book, " Mackintosh and The April Fool's Day Mystery," was published in the April 2018. Meg also stars in "American History Mysteries," a book for teachers to share with their social studies students, published by Scholastic Professional Books in 1999.

Landon lived with her family for many years in a 1720's house. She now lives in a newer, 1790's house, in Glenville, NY.

To learn more about Lucinda Landon or the Meg Mackintosh Mysteries, contact Secret Passage Press. In addition to her writing and illustrations, Lucinda creates abstract paintings. She lives in Glenville, NY.