A Children's Mystery/adventure, Fun For The Whole Family, About Crime Fighting Kid Detectives

Top Quote Beautifully and sensitively written, "Black Jack Jetty" follows Jack as he copes with his father's death and journeys through his grief, anger, anxiety, and guilt. A tip sheet for kids to help cope with a parent's death follows the story. Born, raised, educated, and living in Philadelphia, Michael Carestio enjoys observing and writing about the human condition. End Quote
  • Philadelphia, PA-NJ (1888PressRelease) July 23, 2014 - The Great Recession is punishing families across the land: lost jobs, lost dreams, lost hope. Tough times bring out the best and worst in people. The sleepy South Jersey shore towns are being hit by a crime wave, a band of robbers boldly breaking into homes right in the middle of a summer day.

    In Cousins and Robbers, (USD $8.88 Paperback, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform ), author Michael Carestio has filled the pages with the cousins of Black Jack Jetty devising a plan to protect home and family. That plan will drag them into the mean streets of the meanest neighborhoods in Atlantic City. That's where the tale twists and turns like a treacherous rip tide. Lucky, the narrating seagull will tell you the rest.

    "I don't write for children," says Carestio. "I just try to write a good story that readers will get into. If they happen to be ages 8 to 12, and they like it, that's beautiful because kids don't suffer a weak tale lightly."

    Cousins and Robbers has received positive reviews including one from Kirkus Reviews: "Carestio's adventure successfully updates the classic kids-solving- mysteries genre. A gentle bridge between children's lit & adult crime fiction, it follows young cousins who set out to catch a gang of robbers who have been raiding houses in their seaside community. They embark on a fast-paced, enjoyably realistic adventure that promotes good values: self sufficiency & speaking out against bigotry. He gives the mystery a 21st-century gleam. An intelligent seagull narrates the tale with wry, amusing asides to the reader. A uniquely effective story of crime-fighting kids."

    "New technologies and modern attitudes burnish old-fashioned situations and settings, modernizing Carestio's boy and girl detective characters. The criminals they hunt are clearly dangerous enough for the reader to take seriously, but parents needn't worry about young ones reading a James Ellroy-like tale by mistake. An intelligent sea gull narrates the tale with wry, amusing asides to the reader that break the fourth wall and relieve dramatic tension."

    Carestio is on a ten day virtual book blog tour beginning on Monday, July 21, 2014 and ending on Friday, August 14, 2014 organized by Book Marketing Services, http://www.bookmarketingservices.org.

    Cousins and Robbers: Tales of Black Jack Jetty by Michael A. Carestio
    Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 15, 2013)
    ISBN numbers:
    ISBN-10: 1490909346
    ISBN-13: 978-140909349
    Cousins and Robbers is available from Amazon. For more information, visit http://www.blackjackjetty.com.

    Contact: Michael Carestio michaelcarestio ( @ ) gmail dot com

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