Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer has a secret: she's a self-proclaimed mystery fanatic. So it only makes sense that Spencer is putting her sleuthing skills into writing with the release of Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Sweetest Heist in History. The second installment of Spencer's Randi Rhodes children's book trilogy follows its pint-sized heroine to New York City, where she uncovers an art heist that needs to be solved.
Spencer has been working on Randi Rhodes's story for over a decade. "I'm a detective at heart," the actress tells InStyle
. "I wrote this interactive mystery series for kids who crave adventure and who also like to learn real life sleuthing techniques." And don't worry--you won't have to wait for a plot recap from your teenage neice. Spencer says, "Adults will also enjoy it because it is a fun yet compelling story."
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