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The Ghostwriter Secret (Brixton Brothers #02)by Mac Barnett and Adam Rex
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Steve Brixton is America's next great kid detective (and now he has his own agency to prove it)!
When twelve-year-old detective Steve Brixton gets a call that the Fairview diamond has gone missing, there are only two things to do: grab his new business cards and take the case! But Steve quickly learns there's an even bigger mystery afoot. MacArthur Bart, a.k.a. Steve's hero, a.k.a. the author of the Bailey Brothers Mystery series, has been kidnapped! With the man who taught him everything he knows about sleuthing in trouble, Steve and his best chum, Dana, know they must stage a daring rescue...
Once they find out where Bart is...
And who took him...
"Barnett's second Brixton Brothers mystery continues the whimsically sardonic adventures of everyone's soon-to-be-favorite clueless-yet-earnest boy detective-wannabe. Shot through with moments of goofiness and dotted with Rex's black-and-white illustrations, this is sure to please existing fans and win new ones." Kirkus Reviews
Steve Brixton is fast becoming America's top detective. After saving the United States of America in The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity, he has opened his own agency. Steve gets a call to solve the case of the Fairview diamond but it turns into an even bigger mystery. MacArthur Bart, author of Steve's beloved Bailey Brothers series, has been kidnapped!! And there is only one 12-year-old detective who can find him. But not without the help of his best chum Dana and The Bailey Brothers Detective Handbook. Full of run-ins with goons, bullys, and the B. Syndicate (or is that Bee Syndicate?), The Ghostwriter Secret* will keep everyone laughing with suspense.
* Please note: Steve encounters no spectors in the course of this book.
The fifth book in Kate and Sarah Klise's 43 Old Cemetery Road series is a lighthearted gothic epistolary novel told through letters, newspaper articles, transcripts, and drawings, in which the trio at Spence Mansion get an exciting offerand#8212;from Hollywood!
In this fifth volume from 43 Old Cemetery Road, the trio at Spence Mansion leaves Ghastly for Hollywood, California . . . and for a shot at stardom! The film producer Moe Block Busters wants to make the 43 Old Cemetery Road story into a movieand#8212;and he promises it will be a sure-fire hit! Lured by the lights of Tinseltown, Ignatius B. Grumply, Olive C. Spence, and Seymour Hope pack their suitcases. But when they arrive in Hollywood, Olive has a sure-fire fit when she discovers how quickly fame changes Iggy and Seymour. Even worse, Olive has been written out of the script! and#8220;Little old lady ghosts are so yesterday,and#8221; says Moe. and#8220;What America wants is a terrifying ghost named Evilo.and#8221; Well, if itand#8217;s Evilo they want, itand#8217;s Evilo theyand#8217;ll get. And Olive knows just the femme fatale to help her scare Hollywoodand#8217;s most despicable director half to death.
After saving the United States of America in the Edgar Award nominee The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity, Steve Brixton’s detective services have been in high demand—and he’s about to get a call of great personal importance. MacArthur Bart, author of Steve’s beloved Bailey Brothers series, has been kidnapped—and Steve is the only twelve-year-old detective who can find him. Full of run-ins with goons and bullies and featuring a twist you’ll never see coming (unless you’re reading it for the twelfth time), The Ghostwriter Secret will keep everyone laughing with suspense.
About the Author
Mac Barnett is a rising star in the literary industry. He is the program director of 826 LA, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students with their creative and expository writing skills. He lives in Los Angeles.
Adam Rex has written and illustrated several picture books, including Tree Ring Circus and Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich as well as the novel The True Meaning of Smekday. He and his wife live in Philadelphia.
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