Sheela Chari 


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Praise for VANISHED

“Mystery! Intercontinental intrigue! Curses! Music! Cocoa! Vanished has all that and a bag of chips. Several bags of chips, actually. Just read it!”
-Adam Rex
The True Meaning of Smekday


“Chari, in her debut novel, strikes the right note with this engaging, intricate story that spans generations and two countries.”
-Kirkus Reviews


“Well written, [VANISHED] covers a lot of ground and gives Indian readers a glimpse of life in America.”
-The Hindu


“Featuring Indian foods, clothing, and customs, this debut novel...has a spunky heroine … and offers themes of family and honesty in a refreshing light mystery.”



“An enthralling mystery”
Publishers Weekly


Copyright © 2015 Sheela Chari. All rights reserved. Select artwork by Keerthana. All photos by Shivi Isman except where noted.

Children’s author

Hi, I’m Sheela Chari. I’m the author of Vanished, an APALA 2012 Children’s Literature Honor Book and an Edgar Award nominee for best juvenile mystery. Vanished was also a book pick in Al’s Book Club for Kids. Watch a video of me below talking to Al Roker and his book club!

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