Dora Benley Writes About Volcanoes:

Volcanoes are the subject of the upcoming Dora Benley thriller Vesuvius Plot. They were also the subject of a young adult thriller entitled Mystery Volcano, also by Dora Benley.

In Mystery Volcano Sylvia heads to Mount Saint Helens Lake for the summer where her parents have bought a new resort. Once she arrives she is plunged into a tangled web of events that involve assault and murder.

Why does somebody follow Sylvia wherever she goes? Why do they ransack her cabin as if they are looking for something? Sylvia had better figure it all out soon. Or she could be dead next — as dead as the victims of the volcano when Mount Saint Helens blew its lid in this young adult thriller novel by Linda Cargill.

Who was Pliny the Elder? He is the hero of Vesuvius Plot.

Pliny the Elder, or Gaius Plinius Secundus, was an ancient Roman scientist, essayist, and thinker, probably the greatest mind of the first century AD. He had an office right next door to what later became the Porta Nigra in Trier.

What was he doing there, hundreds of miles away from his home in Rome? Trier was the oldest Roman city in Germany. He had been appointed Governor of the Province of Germany probably by the Emperor Vespasian and his son, the Emperor Titus. No doubt he studied the birds there as well as the flora and fauna since he was the first to write an encyclopedia called the Natural History, which was influential for centuries.

He was carrying on business as usual here early in the summer of 79AD before packing his bags and returning home for a summer at the seaside south of Rome at one of his villas near the Vesuvius Volcano which unknown to any mortal that summer was about to erupt.

According to legend that is how Pliny died. He was leading an expedition to save those too near the volcano when the volcano sent a rain of ash down upon him. Italian archaeologist now think they may have discovered his remains in a ship in the Bay of Naples near the volcano. See article on the website.

But the novel offers a different explanation for his mysterious disappearance. He was being pursued by German warriors for writing a derisive work about their peoples and culture called the Germania.
But did he escape or not? Vesuvius Plot may present surprising answers. It is the latest book in the Edward Ware Thrillers at War Series.

Eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD by Turner

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Two Alaska YA Thrillers Soon To Be Published:

Soon Dora Benley will publish two young adult thrillers set in Alaska.

In the Northern Lights Mystery teenager Desiree Longfellow pushes her eggs around on her plate one morning as she waits for the police to show up. She’s being framed for murder and must escape out the back door when she sees the officers coming to arrest her.

In Murder in Homer Dora De Paul is on an Alaska cruise with her parents. She snaps a photo of the pretty blue bay with the snowcapped peaks in the background when suddenly a volcano starts to erupt. A black cloud spreads across the bay, and the passengers must flee ashore. Someone who has it in for her sabotages the cruise ship. Stranded on the shore of Homer, Alaska, what does Dora do?

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Mysterious Neighbor On Special Promotion:

Mysterious Neighbor goes on special promotion today for the next five days. This is the latest young adult thriller by Dora Benley. You will be able to download it for free on Amazon Kindle. But hurry! An offer this good won’t be repeated this year.


Teenager Madeline Anthony-Pratt climbs over the wall to her neighbor’s one night to retrieve her cat. Intruders appear. She hides in the shadows. They whisper in a foreign tongue and hold out a Pepsi can with black crud on it. They light a match.


Why are they trying to blow up her neighbor’s house tonight? The men aren’t telling as the match gets closer to the wick.

In Mysterious Neighbor Madeline and her boyfriend, Drew, are left to deal with matters as best they can, and even Drew can’t help much. He had just enlisted in the military. No adults seem willing to help except the old lady next door, the mysterious neighbor, who is being targeted by the thugs. She has all too much to tell Madeline. And the teenager can count the seconds ticking away on her life after she finds out the dangerous information the old lady has to impart to her.

This is no ordinary plot. It’s bigger than 9/11 and far more devastating. It has been two thousand years in the making.

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Mysterious Neighbor has been published on January 15 on Amazon Kindle. Paperbacks are available directly from the publisher only.

Teenager Madeline Anthony-Pratt climbs over the wall to her neighbor’s one night to retrieve her cat. Intruders appear. She hides in the shadows. They whisper in a foreign tongue and hold out a Pepsi can with black crud on it. They light a match.

Why are they trying to blow up her neighbor’s house tonight? The men aren’t telling as the match gets closer to the wick.

In Mysterious Neighbor Madeline and her boyfriend, Drew, are left to deal with matters as best they can, and even Drew can’t help much. He had just enlisted in the military. No adults seem willing to help except the old lady next door, the mysterious neighbor, who is being targeted by the thugs. She has all too much to tell Madeline. And the teenager can count the seconds ticking away on her life after she finds out the dangerous information the old lady has to impart to her.

This is no ordinary plot. It’s bigger than 9/11 and far more devastating. It has been two thousand years in the making.

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Wednesday Kicks Off Free Promotion on Amazon:

Mysterious Neighbor will be published on Tuesday and will be offered for free in a special promotion starting on Wednesday on Amazon Kindle.

Teenager Madeline Anthony-Pratt climbs over the wall to her neighbor’s house one night to retrieve her cat. Intruders appear. She hides in the shadows. They whisper in a foreign tongue and hold out a Pepsi can with black crud on it. They light a match.

Why are they trying to blow up her neighbor’s house tonight? The men aren’t telling as the match gets closer to the wick.

In Mysterious Neighbor Madeline and her boyfriend, Drew, are left to deal with matters as best they can, and even Drew can’t help much. He had just enlisted in the military. No adults seem willing to help except the old lady next door, the mysterious neighbor, who is being targeted by the thugs. She has all too much to tell Madeline. And the teenager can count the seconds ticking away on her life after she finds out the dangerous information the old lady has to impart to her.

This is no ordinary plot. It’s bigger than 9/11 and far more devastating. It has been two thousand years in the making.

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Mysterious Neighbor by Dora Benley, a young adult thriller, is to be published on Wednesday. Pre-order it today.

Teenager Madeline Anthony-Pratt climbs over the wall to her neighbor’s house one night to retrieve her cat. Intruders appear. She hides in the shadows. They whisper in a foreign tongue and hold out a Pepsi can with black crud on it. They light a match.

Why are they trying to blow up her neighbor’s house tonight? The men aren’t telling as the match gets closer to the wick.

In Mysterious Neighbor Madeline and her boyfriend, Drew, are left to deal with matters as best they can, and even Drew can’t help much. He had just enlisted in the military. No adults seem willing to help except the old lady next door, the mysterious neighbor, who is being targeted by the thugs. She has all too much to tell Madeline. And the teenager can count the seconds ticking away on her life after she finds out the dangerous information the old lady has to impart to her.

This is no ordinary plot. It’s bigger than 9/11 and far more devastating. It has been two thousand years in the making.

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Dora Benley Writes Another Young Adult Thriller:

Dora Benley has just published another young adult thriller, Mysterious Neighbor. It isn’t your usual thriller. Teenagers are thrust into positions of responsibility. They have to grow up fast. The fate of the US depends on them.

Teenager Madeline Anthony-Pratt climbs over the wall to her neighbor’s house one night to retrieve her cat. Intruders appear. She hides in the shadows. They whisper in a foreign tongue and hold out a Pepsi can with black crud on it. They light a match.

Why are they trying to blow up her neighbor’s house tonight? The men aren’t telling as the match gets closer to the wick.

 In Mysterious  Neighbor Madeline and her boyfriend,Drew, are left to deal with matters as best they can, and even Drew can’t help much. He had just enlisted in the military. No adults seem willing to help except the old lady next door, the mysterious neighbor, who is being targeted by the thugs. She has all too much to tell Madeline. And the teenager can count the seconds ticking away on her life after she finds out the dangerous information the old lady has to impart to her.

This is no ordinary plot. It’s bigger than 9/11 and far more devastating. It has been two thousand years in the making.

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Murder On Spirit Island Free Tomorrow

Murder on Spirit Island by Dora Benley, a young adult thriller, will be free on Amazon Kindle starting Tuesday. It is on a five day promotion. But hurry! An offer this good won’t be repeated this year.

 Edith can’t go to school without finding Stripes. She and her lab,Tricks, search through the backyard with no luck. She sees a van parked in front of her driveway. They dog dashes aboard. She follows.The door slams behind them. They are headed up the road and out of town past her grocery store and even her high school where she was supposed to take a math exam today. She screams and yells but the driver won’t stop.

 As the van drives farther and farther north, only gradually does it dawn on Edith that she’s been kidnapped. It doesn’t make any sense toher that the girl in the cab is Eliza Fitzhugh, her next door neighbor from up the street. It makes even less sense that the driver looks just like some guy that she saw long ago last summer in a movie of her parents’ wedding from twenty-five years before.

 She finds herself transported all the way to a place she has never heard about before called Spirit Island. What do people there want with her? Edith had better figure it all out soon, or she might end up dead.

 If you liked Murder on Spirit Island, you will also enjoy other young adult thrillers, supernatural horror tales, time travel novels,and romantic historic thrillers by Dora Benley including Back to VeniceBook of the DeadDoom of EgyptRose Red, and Julia: A Romance.

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Murder On Spirit Island Free On Monday:

Murder on Spirit Island by Dora Benley, a young adult thriller, will be free on Amazon Kindle starting Monday.

Edith can’t go to school without finding Stripes. She and her lab, Tricks, search through the backyard with no luck. She sees a van parked in front of her driveway. They dog dashes aboard. She follows. The door slams behind them. They are headed up the road and out of town past her grocery store and even her high school where she was supposed to take a math exam today. She screams and yells but the driver won’t stop.

As the van drives farther and farther north, only gradually does it dawn on Edith that she’s been kidnapped. It doesn’t make any sense to her that the girl in the cab is Eliza Fitzhugh, her next door neighbor from up the street. It makes even less sense that the driver looks just like some guy that she saw long ago last summer in a movie of her parents’ wedding from twenty-five years before.

She finds herself transported all the way to a place she has never heard about before called Spirit Island. What do people there want with her? Edith had better figure it all out soon, or she might end up dead.

If you liked Murder on Spirit Island, you will also enjoy other young adult thrillers, supernatural horror tales, time travel novels, and romantic historic thrillers by Dora Benley including Back to VeniceBook of the DeadDoom of EgyptRose Red, and Julia: A Romance.

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Mysterious Neighbor To Be Published Soon:

Teenager Madeline Anthony-Pratt climbs over the wall to her neighbor’s house one night to retrieve her cat. Intruders appear. She hides in the shadows. They whisper in a foreign tongue and hold out a Pepsi can with black crud on it. They light a match.

Why are they trying to blow up her neighbor’s house tonight? The men aren’t telling as the match gets closer to the wick.

In Mysterious Neighbor Madeline and her boyfriend, Drew, are left to deal with matters as best they can, and even Drew can’t help much. He had just enlisted in the military. No adults seem willing to help except the old lady next door, the mysterious neighbor, who is being targeted by the thugs. She has all too much to tell Madeline. And the teenager can count the seconds ticking away on her life after she finds out the dangerous information the old lady has to impart to her.

This is no ordinary plot. It’s bigger than 9/11 and far more devastating. It has been two thousand years in the making.

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