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New book release from Focus on the Family marks relaunch of Last Chance Detectives Series

Quest for the King’s Crown Marks Relaunch of Last Chance Detectives Series, Middle-Grade Suspense Fiction from Focus on the Family

Carol Stream, Ill. (July 12, 2022) — On November 8, 2022, in alliance with Tyndale House Publishers, Focus on the Family will release Quest for the King’s Crown (978-1-64607-049-7), book seven of Robert Vernon’s Last Chance Detectives series for middle-grade readers (ages 8-12). Quest for the King’s Crown is one of three new additions to the original Last Chance Detectives series, which was first published in the mid-90s. Through engaging, suspenseful mystery stories, the series offers valuable lessons about friendship, forgiveness, overcoming fear, trusting God, and doing what is right.

In each book of the Last Chance Detectives series, young readers follow along with Mike, Winnie, Ben, and Spence—four friends who team up to solve exciting mysteries and learn important life lessons in the process. The original stories from the series are also available as DVD videos and audiobooks.

Robert Vernon is the creator of the Last Chance Detectives book series and was instrumental in writing and producing the accompanying video and audio series. As a founding member of Focus on the Family’s film department, Robert also wrote, produced, and directed several of the original Adventures in Odyssey video episodes.

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Quest for the King’s Crown by Robert Vernon
Last Chance Detectives #7
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-64607-049-7 | $9.99 | November 8, 2022

Last Chance Detectives Seven-Book Set
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-64607-054-1 | $69.93 | November 8, 2022

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