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By Robert Newman. 1981
Famous archaeologist Lord Somerville leads a quiet life behind high walls, but is he keeping something out--or in? Things are…looking up for Peter Wyatt. Now promoted to inspector and in possession of his own office, the sharp young detective is giving Andrew Tillet a tour of Scotland Yard when they run into an old friend--someone who Andrew is surprised to see again the next morning talking to police in front of Lord Somerville's villa. He's even more surprised a week later, when he learns that this man has been murdered. Andrew and the fearless Sara Wiggins are determined to find out what's inside the mysterious villa. With the help of Sara's acting skills and a young French chimney sweep named Pierre, the sleuths begin to piece together the clues, which point to blackmail and a family secret . . . one that someone is willing to kill to conceal.
By Robert Newman. 1987
It's one thing to be interested in history--it's another to thing to make it Andrew Tillet is just looking out…for a younger classmate when he gets pulled into a heroic scheme--a mission to return an abducted boy to his heartbroken mother. Andrew and his friend Christopher carry out their mission perfectly, but Andrew has curious mixed feelings about several details. The next day, he's still thinking things over when police arrive at school with news that a local child has been kidnapped, and suddenly it's clear there's been a terrible mistake. Andrew, Christopher, Sara, Inspector Peter Wyatt, and even Verna Tillet will put their heads together to follow the trail all the way back to London's highest social circles, to reunite a child with his real mother . . . and maybe save a country or two while they're at it.
By Robert Newman. 1978
A mysterious, broken-nosed cabby, a beautiful actress, and a villainous art heist have one thing in common--but the only one…man who knows what it is has methods that are a little, shall we say . . . irregular Late Victorian London: home to gas streetlights, bands of ragged urchins, and now, young Andrew Craigie, who recently arrived from a tiny Cornwall village with his stern guardian, Mr. Dennison. At first the city feels dark and unwelcoming, but just around the corner is bustling Baker Street, where Andrew meets his first friend, Sara. Before long, London becomes downright interesting. But things get a little too exciting one night when Mr. Dennison doesn't come home, and suddenly Andrew is on his own. Whom can he turn to in a strange city? Frantic, he goes to the tall, pipe-smoking, hat-wearing man at 221B, a man who Sara says is a famous detective--a man named Mr. Holmes.
By Robert Newman. 1983
Andrew and Sara can never escape a mystery--not even in New York City Verna Tillet's new play is taking the…American stage by storm, and that means young investigators Andrew Tillet and Sara Wiggins have traded London carriage rides for the rattling excitement of New York City's elevated railway. Affectionately known as the El, it stretches from the Bronx to the tip of the Battery and shows them a whole slice of vibrant city life. All that's missing is their friend Inspector Peter Wyatt, who's about to arrive for what he says is a simple holiday. But when a crane load of cargo nearly flattens Andrew and Sara at the docks, it looks like someone in New York has other plans for them.
By Robert Newman. 1986
Turning up missing is better than turning up dead Inspector Peter Wyatt is out of town. This is inconvenient, because…something is terribly wrong with Andrew Tillet and Sara Wiggins's friend, antiquities dealer Baron Beasley--and he refuses to see a doctor or speak to anyone except Wyatt. A large man with usually-rosy cheeks and a fondness for exotic delicacies, Beasley now looks like a shadow of himself and can't be coaxed out of bed. To Sara and Andrew, Beasley doesn't look sick as much as deathly frightened--which is even more worrisome. What could possibly have driven the robust man into this state? Is it connected to a strange artifact he recently acquired that seems to have disappeared from his shop? Only Beasley knows, and he's not telling--in fact, he's disappeared from his room. Andrew and Sara race to find him, throwing themselves into their most dangerous case yet.
By Robert Newman. 1982
From the ancient sewers of London to the heights of a barren attic prison, Andrew and Sara race to uncover…a wicked plot Though he's usually more of a cricket fan, Andrew Tillet would never miss a chance to see American baseball played in London--especially not in the company of his best friends, Sara Wiggins and Inspector Peter Wyatt. And of course it's nice to bump into Wyatt's charming sister-in-law, Harriet, on their way home. When Harriet disappears with nothing but a cryptic note left behind, Wyatt doesn't seem as concerned as Andrew and Sara think he should be. And when someone else disappears, someone even closer to Wyatt, the clock starts ticking down.
By Rodman Philbrick, Lynn Harnett. 1995
Two children face the terrors of a house that wants them dead Can Jason and Sally survive the evil spirits…in the house on Cherry Street until their parents return? Jason looks for clues to the house's mysterious history--especially the "accidental" fall that killed Bobby, the ghost who still fears his terrifying nanny and whose body was never found. Maybe if Jason and his sister can right the wrongs of the past, the house will no longer be haunted. But that means they'll have to go back inside . . .
By Robert Newman. 1980
Sherlock Holmes isn't the only detective in London--Andrew Tillet and Sara Wiggins at your service! Andrew Tillet can hardly believe…his luck. Only one year ago he landed in London completely unaware of his real name and identity, or that his mother was the beautiful and accomplished actress Verna Tillet. Now that he and Verna have been reunited and Sara and her family are well provided for, it seems like all their dreams are coming true. But no amount of good fortune can spoil Andrew and Sara's taste for adventure, and when they run across an unusually observant policeman named Constable Wyatt, they have a feeling they'll be seeing him again. When they do, it's sooner than expected. The fabulous Denham diamonds have been stolen from Verna Tillet's own bedroom, and Andrew, Sara, and Constable Wyatt jump on the case. But how did the thief get into the second-floor window without a ladder? When Andrew and Sara find a fresh corpse on their lawn one night, only for it to disappear before the police arrive, can they convince anyone to follow the clues and recover the jewels before it's too late?
By Robert Newman. 1985
Special effects might look like magic to the audience, but there's always someone behind a curtain pulling the strings Someone…is targeting the best actresses in London, and the only way to keep Verna Tillet safe is to keep her off the stage until Andrew Tillet, Sara Wiggins, and Inspector Peter Wyatt can find out who the deadly killer is. But Andrew's mother isn't going to like being kept in the dark, and with a mysterious criminal mastermind set to take over London's sordid underworld, Wyatt has his hands full already. For extra help, the intrepid sleuths turn to their friend Baron Beasley, a gentle giant of a man whose job as an antiquities dealer provides plenty of opportunities to meet people from every level of London society--including a colorful reformed safecracker. They'll all have to work together to solve the case before time runs out . . . and the killer turns his attention to Verna.
By Robert Newman. 1984
Blink once for yes, twice for no, and three times for murder Sometimes it seems like all the boys at…school know about Andrew Tillet's friendship with Inspector Peter Wyatt of Scotland Yard. Mostly it's a little embarrassing, but when Andrew's classmate Cortland makes a very strange request, it becomes handy to have friends who can launch an official investigation . . . as well as ones who work in more unofficial ways. Cortland thinks there's something not quite right about his grandfather's poor health, but they'll have to get the old man out from under the watchful eye of Dr. Thurlow before they can be sure. This calls for another ingenious scheme . . . and for keen-minded Inspector Wyatt to connect a retired admiral to a high-level intelligence leak. Someone is not above committing treason--or murder--and has no intention of going quietly.
By Carolyn Keene. 2021
Nancy, Bess, and George&’s Jiu-Jitsu lessons turn into a takedown of another sort in the twenty-first book in the Nancy…Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series.After a close call, Mr. Drew insists that if Nancy&’s going to be an amateur detective, she needs to be able to defend herself. So Nancy, Bess, and George decide to check out a Jiu-Jitsu class at Iron Dragon MMA. The technique is hard, but before she knows it, Nancy&’s having a lot of fun. And then, just as class ends, the students are shaken by a disturbing sight—someone&’s left a dead rat on the front desk and spray-painted &“traitor&” on the wall. With a big competition coming up soon, is a rival academy trying to stir up trouble to throw the Iron Dragon team off their game? Nancy agrees to help the team get to the truth, but as her investigation takes some unexpected and increasingly dangerous turns, has River Heights&’s finest sleuth been outmatched?
By Jennifer Swender, Paul DuBois Jacobs. 2020
Mack Rhino is a private detective—who just so happens to be a rhinoceros—in this silly, fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book…that&’s perfect for emerging readers!Mack Rhino is a private eye who has just finished solving his 99th case. With his trusty sidekick, Redd Oxpeck by his side (or on his back) he&’s about to embark on his 100th. There&’s a big race in town, but all the runners are missing the laces to their sneakers! Who&’s run off with the goods, and why?
By Franklin W. Dixon. 2020
Brother detectives Frank and Joe dive deep into the Florida Keys to find a missing person in the twenty-first book…in the thrilling Hardy Boys Adventures series.Frank and Joe Hardy have been invited to take part in a conservation mission by a marine biologist at the Bayport Aquarium. The boys get to go on an all-expenses paid trip to the lush and beautiful Florida Keys to help save sharks! But the trip&’s purpose is suddenly sidelined when a paddle boarder goes missing and rumors start that the disappearance is the result of a shark attack. After spending so much time learning about the local shark population, the Hardy Boys aren&’t buying the story. It will take all of Frank and Joe&’s recently acquired knowledge about sharks and their habitat to solve this case. Will they be able to discover what&’s really going on before it&’s too late?
By Carolyn Keene. 2020
Nancy and her friends save a dog shelter&’s big day in the thirteenth book in the interactive Nancy Drew Clue…Book mystery series.Helga and Horatio are getting married! The bride and groom are two fluffy white dogs belonging to one of River Heights&’s more eccentric citizens, Mrs. Ainsworth. Mayor Strong&’s mansion is decorated for the occasion, and the whole town is invited. The celebration is an effort to raise awareness for Waggamuffins, the local pet shelter. And Nancy, Bess, and George are helping out by walking three adoptable dogs down the aisle. But the wedding comes to a barking halt when the bride and groom are found covered in sticky paint! Mrs. Ainsworth is so upset she calls off the whole thing and demands to know who is behind this color conundrum. But if the guests leave early, how will they meet all the cuddly canines that still need homes? Can the Clue Crew solve the case of the painted pups before it&’s too late? It&’s up to the Clue Crew—and you—to find out!
By Jennifer Swender, Paul DuBois Jacobs. 2020
Mack Rhino—a private detective, who just happens to be a rhinoceros—uncovers sugary secrets in this second mystery of this silly,…fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book series that&’s perfect for emerging readers!Mack Rhino is a private eye who has just finished solving his 100th case and is ready to embark on his 101st with his trusty sidekick, Redd Oxpeck. A new candy cart in town is stealing business from other sweets shops, and surrounding establishments have had their alarms go off, only for nothing to appear to be missing. Does Mack have a new case on his hands or just a bunch of false alarms?
By Franklin W. Dixon. 2019
Brother detectives Frank and Joe search a hidden castle for clues to help them find a missing comic book in…the nineteenth book in the thrilling Hardy Boys Adventures series.Frank and Joe have been hanging out at Sir Robert’s Comic Kingdom, the local comic and gaming shop, and got the exclusive invite to this year’s Halloween costume ball at Bayport’s one and only castle. Sir Robert plans to use the big event to unveil his most prized possession, a super rare comic that is rumored to contain a map to buried treasure. Sir Robert agrees to show his store regulars—who now include Frank and Joe—a sneak preview of the comic before the party. But when he goes to unlock the fireproof casing, he finds the book is gone. It will take all of Frank and Joe’s recently acquired LARPing skills to solve this case. Anything can happen in a castle full of dungeons and deception. Can the Hardy boys keep up?
By Carolyn Keene. 2020
Nancy, Bess, and George must find a stolen statue in this twentieth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh…approach to the classic mystery series.Nancy is beyond excited when she receives an invitation to an elite celebration of the arts hosted by the Duchess Strickland, a woman once renowned for her collection who hasn&’t been seen in years. With Bess and George at her side, Nancy&’s certain it will be an evening she&’ll never forget. Then just days before the party, a priceless sculpture is stolen! Still, the Duchess vows the party will go on as planned—and Nancy is determined to use the opportunity to sniff out the thief. But on the big night, as creatives, collectors, and connoisseurs—all with their own motives—converge, it quickly becomes clear that crime, like art, is all about the illusion, and a stolen statue may be the least of Nancy&’s troubles.
By Carolyn Keene. 2020
Nancy, Bess, and George must find the truth behind a photographic mystery in this nineteenth book of the Nancy Drew…Diaries, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series.Nancy and her friends are spending the weekend in a small mountainside town called Shady Oaks. The local museum is displaying a never-before-seen collection from famous nature photographer, Christopher DeSantos. So the usually sleepy town is now filled with tourists. But it&’s not just the dramatic lighting of the old black and white photographs that people have come to see. Newspapers all over the country have picked up the story of two visitors who went missing in Shady Oaks only to turn up in the old DeSantos photographs, seemingly frozen in time. What&’s more, there was a rumor that DeSantos was cursed by his former partner after a disagreement. Now everyone is wondering if the legend is real. Nancy, Bess, and George are convinced that there is another explanation to be found. But it quickly becomes clear that someone is making sure they don&’t find it. Can these three teenage sleuths solve this mystery before it&’s too late?
By Franklin W. Dixon. 2019
Detective brothers Frank and Joe search for a very special beetle in the eleventh book in the interactive Hardy Boys…Clue Book series.Frank and Joe are taking care of their friend&’s super cool pet stag beetle named Izumi for the weekend. Not only is this bug fun to watch, but he is also supposed to bring you luck! The first night with Izumi, Joe learns that stag beetles like to hiss and chirp…a lot. So, Joe decides to leave Izumi on the front stoop so he can get some sleep. But when Joe goes to get Izumi the next morning, he discovers that his lucky friend isn&’t so lucky after all. Because Izumi has gone missing! Izumi&’s cage is gone so the boys know he didn&’t escape on his own. Did Aki&’s pet get bug-napped? Can the brothers find this special bug before the weekend is over? It&’s up to Frank and Joe—and you—to solve the mystery of the missing beetle!
By James Ponti. 2021
In this second installment in the New York Times bestselling series from Edgar Award winner James Ponti, the young group…of spies returns for another international adventure perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls. <P><P>After thwarting a notorious villain at an eco-summit in Paris, the City Spies are gearing up for their next mission. Operating out of a base in Scotland, this secret team of young agents working for the British Secret Intelligence Service’s MI6 division have honed their unique skills, such as sleight of hand, breaking and entering, observation, and explosives. All of these allow them to go places in the world of espionage where adults can’t. <P><P>Fourteen-year-old Sydney is a surfer and a rebel from Bondi Beach, Australia. She’s also a field ops specialist for the City Spies. Sydney is excited to learn that she’ll be going undercover on the marine research vessel the Sylvia Earle. But things don’t go exactly as planned, and while Sydney does find herself in the spotlight, it’s not in the way she was hoping. Meanwhile, there’s been some new intel regarding a potential mole within the organization, offering the spies a lead that takes them to San Francisco, California. But as they investigate a spy who died at the Botanical Gardens, they discover that they are also being investigated. And soon, they’re caught up in an exciting adventure filled with rogue missions and double agents! This mission is hot! The City Spies are a go! <P><P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>