Category Archives: Jack and Jenny Mysteries

Smugglers in Hong Kong by Anthony Bollback

Smugglers in Hong Kong, Book 1 by Anthony Bollback

Pirates! Smugglers! Adventure!

That’s what Jack and Jenny Carlton, twelve-year old twins, hope to find as they go with their parents on a business trip to Hong Kong. Their new-found Chinese friends, Tim and Ruth Chen, share the twins’ quest for adventure, but it seems unlikely they would meet any smugglers. But God has other plans. Before long both families become involved with the capture of a smuggling operation. The excitement of an actual encounter with smugglers helps strengthen the Carltons’ strong beliefs in God and His loving care in their lives.

The combination of an intriguing mystery and the strong Christian life is skillfully interwoven by Anthony Bollback. He has been telling his children and grandchildren stories with a purpose for many years. Powerful Christian truths which change people’s lives have always been communicated through stories. It is the way Jesus taught people. This book is the first of the Jack and Jenny Series which is designed to teach great spiritual truths in a simple and exciting way for children to grasp.

Recommended for Readers 8-12

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Capture of the Twin Dragon by Anthony Bollback

Capture of the Twin Dragon, Book 2 by Anthony Bollback

 

An armored-car robbery! A hidden car in an old run-down building! Could they be involved in solving another crime?

In this second Jack and Jenny Mystery, the Carltons head to Hong Kong on another family business trip. Memories of their involvement with smugglers during their last visit are still vivid in their minds, and Jack and Jenny are anxious for another adventure with their Chinese friends, Ruth and Tim Chen.
The parents assure themselves that such an encounter was a once in a lifetime experience and not likely to happen again, but the four inquisitive children secretly hope for another adventure. Sure enough, they soon find themselves captives on the Twin Dragon at the mercy of dangerous criminals who pulled off the ingenious armored-car robbery.
Anthony Bollback, with his intriguing way of telling stories with a purpose, has again skillfully interwoven the twins’ exploits with the deeper thread of their strong faith in God. The excitement of the Carlton twins’ close call with robbers will hold the young readers’ attention while it impresses on them the importance of a belief in and close relationship with God.

Recommended for Readers 8-12

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Mystery of the Counterfeit Money by Anthony Bollback

Mystery of the Counterfeit Money, Book 3 by Anthony Bollback

 

An envelope with $2000! Where did it come from?

Jack and Jenny Carlton are on their way to Hong Kong again in this third Jack and Jenny Mystery. As they make plans to share Chinese New Year with their friends, Ruth and Tim Chen, Jack says, “…we don’t go looking for robbers and smugglers. They are just there, and we hap¬pen to get involved. Honest, we don’t even try to find them!” and the twins assure their parents this will just be a friendly visit with the Chens.
Although they promise to avoid trouble, their parents know better. It seems trouble gravitates to the twins like flies to honey. That is just what happens when an accidental discovery lands them in the middle of a “Mystery of the Counterfeit Money.”
Anthony Bollback’s talent for weaving a tale of intrigue captures young readers’ imaginations from the very beginning and makes this one of his most exciting mysteries. As in the first two mysteries, he skillfully includes the Carltons’ strong Christian beliefs and witness for God right alongside the exciting exploits of the twins, which leads to a very important decision in this third book.
Recommended for Readers 8-12

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Rescue at Cripple Creek by Anthony Bollback

Rescue at Cripple Creek, Book 4 by Anthony Bollback

 

The inside of the old abandoned mine was dark and dangerous. How would they escape?

In this fourth Jack and Jenny Mystery, the Carlton twins are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their friends, Ruth and Tim Chen from Hong Kong. During the Chens’ first visit to the United States, the children share a thrilling adventure in the mountains of Colorado. Every day brings new excitement as they explore an old mining town, take horseback excursions and encounter a cantankerous old hermit who lives on the mountain with a vicious dog.
The twins’ natural curiosity and boldness eventually involve them in a dramatic rescue, an encounter with escaped convicts and an opportunity to share their Christian faith with a new-found friend.
Anthony Bollback skillfully guides young readers through one adventure after another at a pace designed to hold their interest. Throughout the book, the Carltons’ Christian faith and their unwavering trust in God plays an integral part in the story.

Recommended for Readers 8-12

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The Tiger Shark Strikes Again by Anthony Bollback

The Tiger Shark Strikes Again, Book 5 by Anthony Bollback

 

The Tide is coming in! How will Jack and Tim get out of the cave?

In this fifth book of the Jack and Jenny Mysteries, the Carltons are back in Hong Kong visiting their friends, Tim and Ruth Chen. An afternoon of riding bikes once again turns into an adventure for the four friends. Finding a cave along the beach leads them to uncover an important archaeological discovery, a major drug-smuggling ring, and puts them all in danger. The dangers they encounter give them a wonderful opportunity to put into practice the Bible verses they have memorized.
Anthony Bollback continues to thrill young readers in this next book of the Jack and Jenny Mysteries. He completely captures his readers’ imaginations as they become enthralled with the Carltons’ and Chens’ adventures. At the same time, he weaves into the story the children’s strong Christian faith and unwavering trust in God through trials and difficulties.

Recommended for Readers 8-12

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Hijacked by Anthony Bollback

Hijacked, Book 6 by Anthony Bollback

 

Adventure! Intrigue! Suspense! And Biblical truth!

This sixth book in The Jack and Jenny Mystery Series finds Jack and Jenny Carlton in Macau, China with their friends Tim and Ruth Chen. Three evil men are planning the theft of a sacred gold dragon from the local temple. The plan seems fullproof, but they must find a way to avoid the effects of an ancient curse on anyone who steals it. Unknowingly Jack, Jenny and their friends soon find themselves enmeshed in the mysterious disappearance of the sacred gold dragon, and that leads to a wild ferry chase between the ports of Hong Kong and Macau.
The four friends rely upon God to help them out of the predicament that they find themselves in when their ferry is hijacked, and they are kidnapped. This story will strengthen faith in God for all children as they move through the exciting episodes with the four friends. This is another page-turner that will keep children on the edge of their seats until the final page.

Recommended for Readers 8-12

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Jack and Jenny Mystery Series by Anthony Bollback

 

We are so excited about these books!  Our oldest daughter read these when they were first published in the 90′s, and loved them.  We have republished them and know that you will LOVE THEM too!    Anthony Bollback writes stories with a purpose—which is to point children to Jesus Christ, and he combines them with mysteries  so that the children cannot put these books down.  With six different mysteries, they will continue to enjoy the excitement of the story while seeing how God works miraculously in our everyday lives.  It is better if they are read in order because there is a continuing story of God’s intervention in the lives of the children and their friends.

 

 

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Smugglers in Hong Kong

Capture of the Twin Dragon

Mystery of the Counterfeit Money

Rescue at Cripple Creek

The Tiger Shark Strikes Again

Hijacked