Mystery of the Missing Candlestick


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High school senior Miranda Manning and her friends Rebecca Cole and Leila Grant are involved in a mystery that sends them into dark corners throughout the historic city of St. Augustine. The three girls find that a very old silver candlestick has been stolen from Rebecca's grandfather which he had loaned to the synagogue. The candlestick was one of a pair separated in 1492 when the Jews were expelled from Spain. Miranda throws herself into sleuthing to find the missing candlestick.

Local locations visited or mentioned in the text include the airport, Flagler College, the Cathedral Basilica, Governor's House (Governor's House Cultural Center and Museum), the Lightner Museum, the Plaza de la Constitucion, the Castillo de San Marcos, Spanish Quarter Village (Colonial Quarter), the Bridge of Lions, St. George Street, the St. Augustine Lighthouse, and the Alligator Farm.


FARRELL Weltman Mystery 2004

Access Rights

This item is part of the Fran Farrell Children's Collection and can be checked out with a valid Flagler ID. Non-Flagler affiliates will need to request this book through their local library's Inter-Library Loan program.



Jean Spencer, cover (dust jacket) artist


Mystery of the Missing Candlestick
Mrs. Weltman signed and inscribed this copy.


Mahomet, IL: Mayhaven Publishing
Winner of the Mayhaven's Award for Children's Fiction


Hardcover book




Action or Adventure
Mystery or Thriller


Contemporary, Children

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Bibliographic Citation

Weltman, June. Mystery of the Missing Candlestick. Mahomet, IL: Mayhaven Publishing, 2004.


June Weltman, “Mystery of the Missing Candlestick,” St. Augustine Fiction, accessed July 17, 2024,