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Shakespeare’s Secret

Shakespeare’s Secret

Shakespeare's SecretHero is starting sixth grade in a new school. She’s used to it, the starting over, but being used to it doesn’t make it any easier. Having a weird first name doesn’t help either. On the first day of school when the teacher calls Hero’s name, somebody shouts out, “that’s my dog’s name,” which begins Hero’s downward slide into misery at school.

Things take a turn for the better when Hero meets her elderly neighbor, Mrs. Roth, who just happens to be friends with the cutest boy in the eighth grade, Danny Cordova. What Hero doesn’t know is that Mrs. Roth has a secret, a big secret. The secret is sparkly, large, can be made into jewelry…and is worth a fortune. The thing is, Mrs. Roth doesn’t know exactly where it is, all she has is a clue. Mrs. Roth decides that Hero and Danny are just the people to take the clue and launch an investigation of their own. But finding the diamond is only part of the mystery, because Mrs. Roth isn’t the only one with a secret, the diamond has one too. Author: Elise Broach

  • GoogleBooks Shakespeare’s Secret
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If you like art mysteries try one of these:
Masterpiece The Mystery of the Third Lucretia The Calder Game Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception
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The Mystery of Martello Tower

The Mystery of Martello Tower

The Mystery of Martello Tower

Hazel and Ned live in an apartment in the city with their dad, an art dealer. They have just finished school and are looking forward to sleeping in and hanging out with nothing important to do. Then, their dad mysteriously leaves the country without saying goodbye and their apartment is burglarized. The thieves take everything from their father’s office and nothing else. Weird.

The kids decide their only choice is to contact their dad’s brother to see if they can stay with him for awhile, but when they arrive, they find that he too is out of town…but his house isn’t empty, it’s full of cousins Hazel and Ned didn’t even know existed!

The questions just keep piling up as the cousins reveal to Hazel and Ned things about their family they never knew. Then some creepy guys show up that Hazel and Ned are sure have ties to their father and the reason he left town so fast. It’s up to all the cousins to use their heads and unravel each mystery, even those mysteries that have been hidden within their family for years. There’s a castle and secret passages and cryptic messages – all the pieces for a fun and exciting mystery.

  • Look Inside The Mystery of the Martello Tower
  • Jennifer Lanthier Official Website
  • Wikipedia: Martello Towers (These are a type of lookout tower or fort used in previous centuries, mostly in Europe, for defense.)

This is the first book in a series from Canada called A Hazel Frump Adventure. The next two are called The Legend of the Lost Jewels and The Secret of the Standing Stones.

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Advanced Skill Test: CSI Canine Caper

Advanced Skill Test: CSI Canine Caper

canine-caperCSI Web Adventures: Canine Caper (Click on Case Two: Canine Caper)

There’s been a murder and possible “dog-napping” at the Las Vegas Dog Show. Early reports are sketchy. You’ll know more once you’re on the scene.

Talk the Talk Word of the Day: Wiretap – A device used to secretly listen to telephone conversations.

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Comic: Joey Fly Private Eye in Creepy Crawly Crime

Comic: Joey Fly Private Eye in Creepy Crawly Crime

Joey Fly Private EyeWhen Flick travels to the city in Bug’s Life to find help for his colony, I think he could have met Joey Fly there – maybe in the bar where he meets the circus performers! (Joey Fly would have known right off the bat though, that the circus performers were NOT tough bugs! He’s got street smarts Flick doesn’t.) In Creepy Crawly Crime Joey is visited by the beautiful butterfly Delilah. During a party, one of Delilah’s possessions disappeared and she wants Joey to find it…AND she wants to know which one of her friends took it. Joey does what detectives do, he visits the crime scene and begins interviewing possible subjects…ladybugs, mosquitoes, etc. Something’s fishy and Joey Fly will find out what it is! This one is a comic book – make sure you click on the Look Inside link to get a look at Joey Fly’s world.  Author: Aaron Reynolds

Aaron Reynolds also writes about Tiger Moth, an insect Ninja. And Joey Fly isn’t the only insect on the case, try Ace Lacewing, Spider Kane or Bug Muldoon for more insect detecting.
Tiger Moth Insect Ninja Ace Lacewing Bug Detective Spider Kane Bug Muldoon
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