C. Robert Jones



This volume is the conclusion of a delightful four-part children's book series by C. Robert Jones featuring a mystery novella about 13-year-old Lanky Lonagan, the tallest boy in Claggett Cove.

Lanky first appeared on the scene when the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART) produced the author's musical, A Belonging Place, the story of Abel Ammons, a mountain fable-teller. In the play, Abel tells stories to the local children about his favorite character, Lanky Lonagan. At age 13, Lanky is already six feet, four inches tall.

In trying to be helpful, Lanky often makes mistakes and upsets all the folks in the tiny mountain town of Claggett Cove where he lives. He then has to figure out how to make things right . . . And more often than not, he ends up making things better than they were in the first place, becoming a hero in the process!

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The Mystery at Claggett Cove: A Lanky Tale

Received it's World Premiere

at Henrico Theatre Company (Richmond, Virginia)

​The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Virginia

​July 13-29, 2018 

A romantic comedy by C. Robert Jones

Directed by Amber dePass

When Louise Larraby, the charming widow of Democratic Senator Ted Larraby, agrees to marry Republican Senator Richard Townsend, the worlds of both families are turned upside down. And then Louise is asked by the governor to fill the remainder of her late husband’s Senate term.

The Senate is split 50-50 and if Louise switches parties – as Richard expects her to do – the GOP will have a majority in the Senate. What will she do? The comedic twists are full of fun, songs, and the ever-present cupid!

 Left to right: Elliot Eisenberg (Richard); Scott Garka (Drew); Ann Vannoy (Louise); Kerry Keenan (Patrick)                            Nancy McMahon (Adora); Jen Maddux (Monica); Gabby Klatt (Kit)

Volume 3 of Lanky Tales

 The Senator's Wife

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From Pisgah Press. Recommended for children ages 8-12