Book Review: Knox Chase on the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery by Adam Lipsius

Sure To Become A Big Hit In Books and On The Screen,
Kids Won’t Be Able To Get Enough Of Knox Chase

Reading clubs everywhere – be on alert!  Knox Chase is making his way to bookshelves, and this super sleuth kid is winning middle-school fans across the country.  Parents love this story because it harkens back to the books they read when they were young, and it teaches kids to believe in the power of solving their own problems.

The book, Knox Chase on the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery by Adam Lipsius was released on January 1st, 2016.   The book is being adapted into a motion picture in association with Sean Covel (the producer of “Napoleon Dynamite”) and Casting Director Mary Jo Slater (“The Contender” and “Dumb and Dumber”) – and the producers will be holding an online casting contest, providing the opportunity for aspiring kid actors and actresses to be in the movie, maybe even one of the lead characters.

Meet KC Green, a small-town kid with a big-time imagination — and an even bigger secret.  He can see the pulp fiction detective he was named for, from the 1930s & 40s Knox Chase on the Case novels, and no one else can.

This old school gumshoe lands our hero into tons of small-time trouble, but when a mysterious stranger bumps into KC on Valentine’s Day, a crime wave hits town.

Someone is trying to steal a fortune, and they’ll hurt anyone who gets in the way.  It takes all of KC’s wits, his invisible partner, and his best friends, Cat & Ben, just to stay alive in the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery.

“It’s the kind of book you grew up on,” says Adam. “… Where kids face danger, make mistakes and keep fighting to save the day.”

Adam Lipsius attended USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.  He is an accomplished author, feature film director, producer and screenwriter.  His movie, “16-LOVE” was distributed in 2012 by Warner Bros. Digital, Gravitas Ventures and Entertainment One.  He graduated from Dartmouth College where he wrote his first book, The Birth of Dr. Seuss, and he serves on the board of the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art.  His short films and commercials have received many awards.

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Knox Chase on the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery
By Adam Lipsius
Uptown 6
ISBN: 978-0615988887

Praise for Knox Chase on the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery:

Ransom Riggs, New York Times Best Selling Author of Ms. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: “An utterly charming adventure brimming with wit, heart and intrigue. A stellar debut!”

Brigid Pasulka, PEN/Hemingway Award Winning Author of A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True: “Lipsius brings a black-and-white hero into the vibrant world of today’s kids. Children, parents, and grandparents will find plenty to laugh about and bond over with this soon-to-be serial classic.”

Amazon Customer Review:

5 starsGreat Read for Young Mystery Lovers reviewed by Elly Perl

Young readers will find it hard to put down this lively, entertaining mystery. It’s an intriguing tale that begins with a mix-up of Valentine’s cards and combines a cast of young sleuths, a few suspicious characters, and a fictional detective who appears and disappears as the plot thickens. The main character, KC Green, leads Benjy, his best friend and Cat, the girl he’d like to have as a girlfriend, on a fast-paced and very amusing adventure. The story is told with skill and humor and quite a few plot twists that keep the reader trying to figure out how it will be resolved. Very entertaining and enjoyable!

About the Author:

Adam Lipsius is an Author and a feature film Director, Producer and Screenwriter. His movie, “16-LOVE,” was distributed in 2012 by Warner Bros. Digital, Gravitas Ventures and Entertainment One. It was a day-and-date Video On Demand hit in the US, racking up over 18 months on iTunes’ best-seller lists en route to becoming WB Digital’s #1 acquisition of 2012.

Other film credits include “Making of 16-LOVE” (writer/director), “Generations” (writer/director), “Asteroid vs. Earth” (writer), “Above Water” (writer), “Star Raiders: the Adventures of Saber Raine” (producer).

His new kids mystery novel, “Knox Chase on the Case,” is represented by agent Alex Slater at Trident Media Group and is in development as a feature film in association with Sean Covel (the producer of “Napoleon Dynamite”) with Mary Jo Slater (“The Contender,” “Dumb and Dumber”) casting.

Adam is an alumnus of Dartmouth College where he wrote his first book, “The Birth of Dr. Seuss,” as a critical biography of the children’s author for his thesis. He received a Masters from USC Graduate School of Cinema-Television, where 3 of his short films played festivals around the world. He’s received numerous awards for his commercials and movies and lives in Denver, CO with his wife and kids.

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