Published on August 19th, 2014 | by Julie McClement


The Prince of Venice Beach

The Prince of Venice Beach is an action packed YA novel about a boy searching for the truth about a girl’s disappearance.


Robert “Cali” Callahan loves his life as a runaway on Venice Beach. Yes, there are challenges, but Cali is more than smart and tough enough to handle them. One day, a private investigator takes note of Cali’s impressive survival skills and offers him a job finding missing people.

At first, Cali thinks it’s a huge win for him. He gets to use his brains and not be so broke for once. However, when he’s asked to find the beautiful, rich, and mysterious Reese Abernathy, Cali gets more than he bargained for. He has to decide who is telling the truth about why she disappeared – and choosing wrong could be deadly.

Blake Nelson keeps you on the edge of your seat as Cali is drawn deeper and deeper into a world of danger. The novel is full of surprising moments that will keep you guessing about what will happen to Cali and what he might discover next. Blending mystery, suspense, and thrills, The Prince of Venice Beach takes you on a ride you won’t soon forget.

Why You’ll Love It
The action and dark secrets will keep you turning the pages, unable to turn put down.

Choice Quote: “You’re a private detective?” they’d say, amazed. “Do you carry a gun?”
“I don’t need a gun,” I’d say.

More Books by Blake Nelson:

Paranoid Park
Recovery Road
Dream School

The Prince of Venice Beach is published by Little, Brown and Company.

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About the Author

Julie McClement loves mysteries, but is glad she's never had to solve a real one. She will soon be graduating from Centennial College's Children's Entertainment: Writing, Management program.

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