Kelvin McCloud and the Seaside Storm

An anonymous note in the middle of the night…

An obituary for a banker who died in a hailstorm…

A mysterious woman vanishing down the stairwell…

These clues lead Henry Alabaster to a spooky mansion in a coastal town with his uncle, Kelvin McCloud.  As a weather detective, Kelvin knows a thing or two about hailstorms, and the strange events surrounding the banker’s death speak of foul play.  Henry teams up with fiery artist Rachel and learns the solutions to everyday weather mysteries.  Could the hail in the storm really have killed the banker, or was his accident no accident at all?  When your uncle is a weather detective like Kelvin McCloud, you need to be ready for anything.

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News about Kelvin McCloud and the Seaside Storm

Rutgers Doctoral Student Jazzes up Weather Lesson in Murder Mystery for Young Adults – Rutgers Today

U. graduate student links science with mystery – The Daily Targum

Book Review: Kelvin McCloud and the Seaside Storm –

Kelvin McCloud and the Seaside Storm now available in Turkish


Praise for Kelvin McCloud and the Seaside Storm

“Kelvin McCloud and the Seaside Storm enables its readers to learn about the workings of our atmosphere through an engaging and entertaining story. Michael Erb has used his knowledge of meteorology to craft a “whodunit” that will motivate the reader to think more deeply about what happens in the sky above us.”

- Dr. Tony Broccoli, Professor, Rutgers University

“Kelvin McCloud and the Seaside Storm is an entertaining whodunit tale.  The reader will be captivated by the adventures of young Henry, his friend Rachel and his uncle as they piece together a murderous meteorological puzzle.  Weather events play a prominent role in the story and author Erb weaves many an educational lesson into the narrative, making it fun for a young reader to become more weatherwise.”

- Dr. David Robinson, Professor & NJ State Climatologist, Rutgers University

“I have to say Henry reminds me of the children in my life and that’s what made this book a good read; he’s just what you would expect a thirteen-year-old boy to be and his adventures are definitely going to keep you guessing in Kelvin McCloud and The Seaside Storm.”

- Samantha Rivera,

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