Hybrid | The Frame-Up: Gwenda Bond in conversation with Megan Shepherd

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Gwenda Bond shares her new magical heist novel, The Frame-Up, in conversation with Megan Shepherd.

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The Frame-Up
Dani Poissant is the daughter and former accomplice of the world’s most famous art thief. There was no job too big for Maria and her loyal crew. The secret to their success? A little thing called magic, kept rigorously secret from the non-magical world. They seemed unstoppable . . . until a teenage Dani turned her mother over to the FBI.

Ten years later, with Maria still in prison, Dani finds herself approached for a job that only Maria and her crew could pull off . . . if any of them were still speaking to her. But it’s the job of a lifetime and might just be the lure Dani needs to reconcile with her mother and be reunited with her mother’s old gang—including both the love of her life and her former best friend.

The problem is, it’s an impossible task—even with the magical talents of the people she once considered family backing her up. It’s a heist that needs a year to plan, and Dani has just over a week. Worse, the more Dani learns, the more she understands that there’s far more at stake in this job than she ever realized.

Gwenda Bond is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the first official Stranger Things novel, Suspicious Minds, as well as the Match Made in Hell, Lois Lane, and Cirque American series. She lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband, author Christopher Rowe, and a veritable zoo of adorable doggos and queenly cats.

New York Times bestseller and Carnegie Medal-nominated author Megan Shepherd grew up in her family’s independent bookstore in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She is the author of many acclaimed novels for readers of all ages. She now lives and writes on a haunted 130-year-old farm outside Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband and children, cats, chickens, bees, and an especially scruffy dog.


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The Frame-Up By Gwenda Bond Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593597736
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Mr. & Mrs. Witch: A Novel By Gwenda Bond Cover Image
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The Date from Hell: A Novel (Match Made in Hell #2) By Gwenda Bond Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250771766
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 5th, 2022

Not Your Average Hot Guy: A Novel (Match Made in Hell #1) By Gwenda Bond Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250771742
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 5th, 2021

Midnight Showing (The Malice Compendium #2) By Megan Shepherd Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368089296
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Published: Hyperion Avenue - October 3rd, 2023

Midnight Showing (The Malice Compendium #2) By Megan Shepherd Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368101547
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Published: Hyperion Avenue - October 3rd, 2023

Malice House (The Malice Compendium #1) By Megan Shepherd Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368090643
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Published: Hyperion Avenue - August 22nd, 2023

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas By Megan Shepherd Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368094214
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Published: Disney Press - July 4th, 2023

Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds: The First Official Stranger Things Novel By Gwenda Bond Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984819604
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: Random House Worlds - October 8th, 2019

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