Clifford Riley is the Madrigal author of the Rapid Fire eBooks, the Cahill Files (e)books, and the e-novella Midnight Ride.


Clifford Riley has risked his life numerous times to write about the mysterious Cahill family. His location has been kept a secret.

He was formerly employed by William McIntyre and is associated with McIntyre, MacArthur, Mulligan, and Smood. After McIntyre's death, he published the Cahill Files from a vault of secret Cahill documents.



Clifford Riley is a pseudonym for members of the Scholastic editorial team.[1] On the copyright page of each e-book, the true author is credited in the form of a special acknowledgement from Riley. The following writers actually wrote the stories attributed to Riley:


  1. Minzesheimer, Bob (November 11, 2011). "Scholastic to publish '39 Clues'-inspired e-book stories"USA Today. Retrieved April 29, 2012.

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