Category Archives: Mystery

Trouble in Timbuktu

Trouble in Timbuktu

Trouble in Timbuktu I think that this book was a good perspective on what dreams and future you can have if you just believe in yourself. Think about what the two people in this story are trying too tell you about their life. Author: Cristina Kessler Reviewed by Amanda

I haven’t read this one, but here is a summary from the online catalog: “Ignoring her parents’ wishes, as well as the customary place of women in Timbuktu society, twelve-year-old Ayisha joins her twin brother in trying to stop a pair of tourists from stealing an ancient manuscript.”

Trouble in Timbuktu sounds good and I think I’ll take Amanda’s advice and put that one on hold. I would like to learn about Timbuktu – which is actually a real place. It is a city in the West African nation of Mali. It’s not just an imaginary far away place, like when we sarcastically describe someplace as, “in Timbuktu!” – meaning – really, really far away.

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Kid Review: Down the Rabbit Hole, an Echo Falls Mystery

Kid Review: Down the Rabbit Hole, an Echo Falls Mystery

Down the Rabbit Hole

It was a good book that kept me reading. It was kind of a mystery. Mostly it was about a girl solving a crime. Reviewed By: BookWormKid Author: Peter Abrahams Series: Echo Falls Mystery

The Echo Falls Mysteries star eigth grader Ingrid Levin-Hill, a girl who idolizes Sherlock Holmes and solves mysteries in her home town of Echo Falls. In Down th Rabbit Hole, Ingrid’s mystery solving life is turned on end when she becomes the target of a murder investigation. Down the Rabbit Hole was a Young Hooser Book Award Nominee for 2008-2009 for 6-8th graders. You can keep following Ingrid’s adventures in her next two adventures. In Behind the Curtain, Ingrid uncovers an athletic scandal at her local high school and in Into the Dark, she fights to clear her Grandfather’s name when a body is found on his farm.

Behind the Curtain

Into the Dark

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Advanced Skill Test: The Case of the Burgled Bonuses

Advanced Skill Test: The Case of the Burgled Bonuses

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ForestStock, a lumber company, has sent a logging team to survey land they recently purchased. The last shipment of supplies included payroll cash bonuses for the six member team. The day the bonuses were to be passed out – the cash disappeared. Look at the six suspects – the six team members that were at the site at the time of the disappearance. Can you solve the crime and figure out who did it? The Case of the Burgled Bonuses.

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Herculeah Jones and the Black Tower

Herculeah Jones and the Black Tower

Herculeah Jones and the Black TowerLionus Hunt is an elderly stroke victim that is confined to his bed. He can’t talk, but he can blink – once for yes, twice for no.  He can also listen, so Herculeah Jones has been visiting Mr. Hunt to read outloud. Mr. Hunt wants Herculeah to read the book “The Terror in Black Tower.” Oddly, Mr. Hunt’s creepy old mansion has a spooky tower too. In fact, neighbor  kids call “Hunt House,” “Haunt House” because it looks so scary. Creepy doesn’t bother Herculeah a bit, especially when she finds out that the house not only looks creepy, but has a mysterious, murderous past too.

The questions start to pile up when Mr. Hunt appears to be trying to tell Herculeah something important, but his gruff nurse won’t let her ask him any questions. What is it that Mr. Hunt is trying to tell Hurculeah? Does it have to do with the tower and the murder that happened there many years ago? Author: Betsy Byars

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