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Monica Martinson wrote on April 17, 2021 at 12:08 PM
I grew up with the three investigators and consider that the series ended especially so abruptly with books in action to be the worst crime of them all, to tell readers "upcoming titles" and never give them talk about a cliff-hanger to put hitchcock himself to shame. I see the unfinished #44 ghost train is available now and ordered a copy. I do hope someday preferably in the near future "brain wash" and "high strung" will be released i hear they have them in german but can find copies, heck id learn german just to be able to read them i want to thank you for your contribution to the series.
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi Monica! Thank you so much. I was disappointed Brain Wash was never published in the U.S., when Random House pulled the plug on the series unexpectedly. It wasn’t until nearly two decades later that Franckh-Kosmos in Germany got the rights to the series. They actually flew out the writers of the series to Stuttgart to celebrate, and it was there that they asked us about Brain Wash and High Strung. We had to find our old manuscripts and beat them into shape! But so far, no English-language publisher has been interested in acquiring the rights, sorry to say.
Stella Shabram wrote on April 16, 2021 at 11:19 AM
What is you fav. series and you fav. book from that series? Also I love your books!
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi Stella! I think my favorite book was maybe the last book of the Seven Wonders series (book 5, Legend of the Rift)—mainly because I was working on the series for so many years and I was so happy to see the WHOLE THING!!! But honestly, my favorite series as a whole was probably Throwback. I always wanted to write a time travel series, and I think it’s both dramatic and funny.
Alaina wrote on April 16, 2021 at 11:15 AM
Your books are really really good.
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Thanks very much, Alaina! I appreciate the kind words and I’m really happy you like the books.
Kash🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑 wrote on April 16, 2021 at 11:12 AM
Hi😊I’m Kash I’m just saying that you are so funny 😂 and you sound like Billy Madison!Also you sound like dark Vader and SpongeBob!😅😅😅😅😅😂😂😂😁That,s all. By!!😜
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hahaha! Thanks, Kash! Much appreciated. It was really fun being with you all!
Gavin wrote on April 16, 2021 at 11:12 AM
How many of the 39 clues books have you wrote?
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi, Gavin! I wrote two of the books in the original 39 Clues series, books 3 (The Sword Thief) and 7 (The Viper’s Nest). I wrote some of Book 11, Vespers Rising, which had four parts, each by a different author. And I wrote Book 3 of the sequel series, Cahills v Vespers. (That book was called The Dead of Night.)
Mrs. Elliott's 2nd Grade Class wrote on April 16, 2021 at 11:09 AM
Thank you for writing all of your amazing books, and for visiting our school today! Our favorite parts were: the subway pictures, your stories, the baby picture, and showing your writing drafts! We can't wait to read more of your books!
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Thanks to all the awesome kids is Mrs. Elliott's class! You were all so bright and welcoming. Thank you for listening and participating so beautifully. Keep reading, keep adventuring, and I hope to see you all again someday.(And oh boy, will I ever live down that baby picture???) 😉
Alaina wrote on April 16, 2021 at 11:08 AM
Thank you for coming to our school you are super funny and your books are awesome too.
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Thank YOU for the nice words. It was really my pleasure. Keep reading and enjoy the fact that you’re all back in that wonderful school!
Isabella wrote on April 16, 2021 at 11:07 AM
Do you make movies into books?
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi Isabella! Having my books made into movies is something I really dream about. Some movie companies have expressed interest in doing that, but nothing definite so far. I keep hoping!
Abiram Yadlapalli wrote on March 8, 2021 at 7:03 PM
Hi! I love the 39 Clues books, and I am planning on reading the Seven Wonders series after that. I’ve been meaning to ask about the 39 Clues website. Did you have any say/power over the website, and do you know what happened to it? I know it got taken down, but I’d like to know why. I was also wondering if people can remake the website and submit to any of the authors and/or Scholastic?
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi Abiram! I just checked, and the site is now here. Hope this helps!
Tracy Bush wrote on March 1, 2021 at 5:55 PM
Hello to you firstly 💫and thank you for being in reach and welcoming those 🙏🏻
I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of a good company or ghost writer if you don’t have the time to take on any new projects

Love to all
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi Tracy! Sorry, I don’t do ghostwriting projects, and I’m not in touch with writers who take on this sort of work. Wish I could help, and good luck to you!
Grey Brickner wrote on November 30, 2020 at 4:05 PM

So about three years ago my partner Jess lost a great deal when their dad was unable to pay the bills on their storage unit. All their stuff has long since been auctioned off and theres no way to track any of it down (ive tried lol). Among these lost items, the thing they regret loosing the most is their series of ‘spy x’ which was signed and included a little note from you saying something like ‘thanks for reading my books’. They say their mom was looking for the series online when they were a kid and got into contact with you.

So my hefty request here is, would it be possible to have you sign the books (i’ll buy them of course and pay you for the trouble) and if you can write a little note for them?? I know this is probably asking for a lot but I think it’d mean a lot to them. I love them a lot and their happiness means the world to me so I thought I’d at least ask. Thanks for your time!
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi Grey! Deepest apologies. I’m only now getting back to messages left during the pandemic. Yes, of course I can help you. Please write me back at and let me know where to mail them, and how you would like them inscribed. The books are long out of print, but I do have copies of books 1–3 (not sure I have book 4, but I’ll check). I’m happy the books meant so much. I’m sorry about what happened with the storage unit, and I look forward to hearing from you. 
Sid Thornton wrote on October 12, 2020 at 9:56 PM
I have always been a huge fan of the Three investigators books and love the Crimebusters series. Enjoyed your book Foul Play I have been hopeing that your book Brain Wash would be published in English. I have purchased a lot of the three investigators that were published in Germany.Is there anyway to get a copy of your book in English. Please let me know. Thanks for your time
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi Sid! Sorry for the late reply. No, unfortunately Brain Wash has not been published in English, only in German.
Lori Eaton wrote on September 14, 2020 at 11:44 AM
I just read your article Plotting a Glorious Mess for the SCBWI bulletin, and I loved it. Even though I'm not published yet, I could relate to your writing angst. I loved how real you convey your thoughts and the wording you chose. My favorite was when you referring to the final episode of Breaking Bad with the weapons in the trunk and your reaction to Vince Gilligan's comment and you said you were gobsmacked. Hilarious!
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi Lori! First, apologies for the ridiculously late reply. I must say (sheepishly) that I’ve badly neglected this guestbook during the pandemic. Second, thanks for taking the time to send such kind words about my essay. I’m thrilled you connected with it! Keep writing, keep growing, and I hope to hear about your first publication someday! Good luck.
Amanpreet wrote on August 8, 2020 at 1:04 AM
Dear Mr. Lerangis,
Hi, I’m Amanpreet! I doubt you remember me but I used to be obsessed with you after you came for an author visit at my elementary school. I took a trip down memory lane when I came across one of your books and I just want to apologize for the things I used to say to you. Honestly, I read through some of them and they were super creepy haha but you were always so nice. Life update, I believe I was a fourth or fifth grade and now I’m a sophomore in college. I still want to become a doctor! I apologize again for my 8-10 year old self! I hope you’re safe and well!
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi Amanpreet! Oh my goodness, yes, I do remember you! And you certainly have no need to apologize, I was really moved and delighted by your messages. I am really tuoched to know that you even remember them, and that you’ve stuck to your goals and are studying medicine. I am only now getting to the guestbook messages of the last entire year, having set things aside during the pandemic, but it makes me happy to read this one. I am safe and well, and I hope you are too. All my best to you, good luck with your studies, and do keep in touch, OK?
Jacob wrote on July 26, 2020 at 2:06 AM
What was your favorite part about the Seven Wonders series?

P.S: I think you're a cool guy
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hey Jacob! Well, here I am, months after you sent this great message, reaching back to answer all the messages I never got to during the pandemic! My apologies. My favorite part of the Seven Wonders series?Finishing it!It was such a labor of love, taking so many years. When it was done, I felt like I could hop on a Loculus and fly!
Tristan wrote on July 7, 2020 at 11:27 PM

Thank you so much for your contribution to my own life. The Watchers series was among many science fiction series I read as a child and it's one that stuck with me all these years later. It inspired my imagination and was written in a way that really drew me in and painted a striking visual picture in my mind.

I always wondered, though, was there ever any interest in creating more content for that series? It felt as though it was just scratching the surface of a vast world with many secrets waiting to be uncovered, more characters to meet and know, more stories to be told. I'd always hoped for more, a sense of completion in a way. Maybe that's selfish, I know it's your own heart and soul that needs to yearn for that story to be told before it can ever be written, but it's still something I've always wondered about and hoped for.

Anyways, thank you for inspiring me to read everything and imagine more, I hope you're doing well!

Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi, Tristan! Thanks so much for this beautifully thoughtful message, and so sorry it fell victim to my falling behind on this guestbook during the pandemic. I did have big plans for the development of the Watchers series, and so did my editor. Unfortunately the series was pulled by the publisher after the first six books. I was very sad to leave it hanging like that, and so no, you are certainly not being selfish. I agree that as a reader you did deserve the full development, and I wish I could have given you that.
Josh Klip wrote on June 18, 2020 at 4:38 PM
I liked your first two books in the Seven Wonders series because I thought they were a good combination of mythology and action. However, during your third book of the series, I did not like that Professor Bheghad died or that the fact that there were zombies. I thought that Professor Bheghad was a great character. I did NOT like the horror aspect of the zombies. This made me not want to read books 4 and 5 of the series. Thank you.
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hey Josh! Thanks for your honesty! I’m sorry to have taken so long to get back to you, but I’ve fallen behind on my messages since the pandemic started. I do understand how you could be upset by Professor Bhegad’s fate, and I’m sorry you didn’t like the zombie aspect. It was a tough book to write. I hope you stuck with the series, and if not, I trust you’re still reading and finding books that are more to your liking!
caleb wrote on June 11, 2020 at 4:37 PM
hello peter lerangin i love your books especially your seven wonders series and max tilt even though i have only read the first book i really like reading your books and hope to see more come out
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi, Caleb! I’ve fallen so far behind my messages during the pandemic and trying to catch up. Thank you very much for reaching out, and I am delighted you’re enjoying the books!
Finley wrote on May 13, 2020 at 12:54 PM
I just finished your first Antarctica book. I really liked it. I would really like to know more about the ship Mystery. Can you please tell me how many sails it had? Thank-you!
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hello, Finley! My deepest apologies for taking so long to reply. I’ve terribly neglected this guestbook during the pandemic, I’m afraid. Your question is a good one, but I confess I’m coming up blank. I wrote the book two decades ago, and it’s hard enough for me to remember what I had for breakfast!
Tracy Clements wrote on April 16, 2020 at 8:40 AM
We are a homeschool family and have thoroughly enjoyed your Spy X series. When my kids were younger, I kept checking to see if you had published book 5. I recently came across the books and decided to check again. Just wondering why you never completed the series? It left a lot hanging.
Admin Reply by: peterlerangis
Hi, Tracy! I confess I’m digging through a year’s worth of guestbook messages, which I’ve badly neglected during the pandemic. My apologies. As for Spy X, this is a question I get quite often! Yes, it did leave a lot hanging, and I had planned to write a Book 5.  Actually, the publisher had asked me to write a book 5 and book 6, and then they unexpectedly decided not to publish them.  I never quite understood why, but there you have it. I wish that hadn’t happened, but I am so glad you enjoyed the series!