07/13/15 6:00am

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Robin Newman wants young readers to chase down clues and solve the mystery of a lost dessert with the characters of her new book, “A Wilcox and Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake” (Creston Books, 2015).

The early chapter book follows two mouse detectives who call themselves “MFIs,” or Missing Food Investigators, and work from a shoebox on Ed’s farm in the hunt for that titular piece of cake.

Newman, who is a Manhattanite and Orient weekender, said that the libraries of the East End have helped influence her in her writing career.

“I love the libraries on the North Fork,” said Newman, an attorney turned children’s author. “The children’s sections are warm and inviting, and they have incredible free programs.” (more…)