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"... A throwback to the old school Nancy Drew escapades but with a modern flair. Read more

"Ashli St. Armant Jazzes Up the Girl Detective Tale" Read more

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"Music and mysteries come together in this jazzy, New Orleans-set story" Read More

"The culture of New Orleans pours through this audiobook..." Read more. 

"I 💕💕 💕 this book! It is exciting, funny historical fiction, and anyone who loves a good mystery will love this book!"

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INTERVIEW: How Ashli St. Armant created her characters on Jean Book Nerd

"Ashli St. Armant created a complete masterpiece with this story... The minute I started Viva's adventure these kids were beyond enthralled... and honestly I was too!" 

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PODCAST: How this story was developed with young, black

families in mind. 

Ashli St. Armant a.k.a. Jazzy Ash has stepped into a new adventure, releasing her first young-adult mystery,Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons. With over 8,500 Audible reviews and a 4.6 star rating, the story has enchanted families all over the world. The story became the #1 Best-selling Children's Story on Audible, #2 on New York Times Best-selling Audiobook List and is on Good Housekeeping's List of Top 20 Audiobooks for Kids


To create the setting for this mystery, Ashli drew from her own experiences of spending summers and holidays in New Orleans throughout her childhood. And many of characters in the story are based on real people in her life. 


"Even though this story is mysterious and magical," says Ashli, "I wanted to create something that felt tangible - something that people could relate to." 


The culture of New Orleans pours through this audiobook, as listeners are enriched with jazz, blues and all things Creole. The story was brought to life with a stellar performance by star narrator Bahni Turpin,original music performed by Ashli's own band, and a dream team at Audible Studios.