Mystery of the Maya Jade Author:Elizabeth Honness In the spring of 1969 Elizabeth Honness visited the Maya ruins at Tikal with members of the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. The idea for this book, the eleventh of her popular mysteries for ages nine and up, grew out of that visit. She has filled her story with interesting details from life in Guatemala today as well as with the lore... more » of the Maya culture of yesterday.
Miss Honness, who in private life is Mrs. J. A. McKaughan, is a graduate of Skidmore College and for eight years was managing editor of The American Girl. She has written animal stories and fantasies for younger children and two Bible storybooks for primary age children. But she is best known for her children's mysteries, in which she frequently uses settings that she knows well; the Catskills of her childhood; New Hampshire, where she spends her summer vacations; New Jersey, where her forebears lived; and Philadelphia, which is now her home.« less