Launching Kate Milford's Greenglass House

Reminescent of Chasing Vermeer, The Westing Game, and all the best parts of the movie Clue, Kate Milford's Greenglass House is spectacular. Says Betsy Bird of the NYPL, who named it a strong contender for the Newbery Award: "Milford does a divine job at writing a darned good mystery without sacrificing character development and deeper truths. A great grand book for those kiddos who like reading books that make them feel smart. Fun fun fun fun fun." Join us for the aforementioned fun fun fun fun fun at Kate's launch event!

If you are unable to attend the event but would like a copy (or copies) of Greenglass House autographed and personalized by Kate, you can preorder one via our website. The first 20 McNally Jackson web preorders for this title come with a free copy of Bluecrowne, Kate's limited-edition bonus novella. 


 It's wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler's inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo's home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House--and themselves.


Kate Milford is the author of The Boneshaker, The Broken Lands, The Kairos Mechanism, and Bluecrowne. She has written for stage and screen and is a regular travel columnist at She lives in Brooklyn, New York. To find out more about Kate and her work, visit