Jeni Mayer

Jeni Mayer was born and raised in Coleville, Saskatchewan, and she attended high school in Kindersley before moving to Turtleford. Here she had various jobs, such as working as an aide in a neonatal intensive care unit and as an interior decorator, but writing has been a major factor in her life since she was twelve. Jeni's stories have been widely published, and her Mayer Mystery Series is a popular success; these books include The Mystery of the Turtle Lake Monster (Thistledown, 1990), The Mystery of the Missing Will (Thistledown, 1992), and Suspicion Island (Thistledown, 1993) which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award. Jeni Mayer currently resides in Regina, Saskatchewan.







JUvenile NOVEL

126 pages / Mass Market

Available in the US
World Rights Available

Student Response Guide

The Mystery of the Turtle Lake Monster

ISBN: 978-0-920633-68-7

The first book in the Mayer Mystery Series, this story revolves around Justin and his friends, who are determined to get to the bottom of the strange sightings in Turtle Lake, Saskatchewan.

“An action-oriented story, it will appeal to many young readers.”
Canadian Materials.

Ages 8-12



“Adventure novel inspired by lore of Turtle Lake monster.” Saskatoon Mirror . June 29, 1990.
Mortin, Jenni. “Of monsters, bears and other delights.” Sask Report (August 1990): 18.
McLeod, Lori. Canadian Book Review Annual (1990): 321.
Wishinsky, Frieda. Quill & Quire (July 1990).
Reviewed in Books in Canada (October 1990): 29.
Reviewed in Freelance (February 1990): 24.
Gamma, Matthew. “Sask. mystery novel needs more action.” Prince Albert Daily Herald . July 24, 1990.
Fingler, Bonni. “Turtle Lake monster: Fact or fiction?” News Optimist.

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