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The black tower Juvenile Book The black tower

Byars, Betsy Cromer.
J BYARS

HERCULEAH JONES MYSTERY SERIES. At the eerie Hunt mansion, Herculeah Jones has been reading aloud to Lionus Hunt, an elderly stroke victim who can only communicate by blinking his eyes (once for yes, twice for no). Mr. Hunt seems to be trying to tell Herculeah something, but his gruff nurse wont allow her to ask any questions. What is Mr. Hunt trying to say? Is it related to a murder that took place in the mansions black tower years ago? And who is the creepy old lady who lives in the mansion? Herculeahs friend Meat thinks she may be asking for trouble, but Herculeah Jones wont quit until she gets to the bottom of this mystery.



The Calder game Juvenile Book The Calder game

Balliett, Blue, 1955-
J BALLIET

When seventh-grader Calder Pillay disappears from a remote English village--along with an Alexander Calder sculpture to which he has felt strangely drawn--his friends Petra and Tommy fly from Chicago to help his father find him.



The Egypt game Juvenile Book The Egypt game

Snyder, Zilpha Keatley.
J SNYDER

A group of children, entranced with the study of Egpyt, play their own Egypt game, are visited by a secret oracle, become involved in a murder, and befriend the Professor before they move on to new interests, such as Gypsies.



The postcard Juvenile Book The postcard

Abbott, Tony.
J ABBOTT

While in St. Petersburg, Florida, to help clean out his recently-deceased grandmother's house, thirteen-year-old Jason finds an old postcard which leads him on an adventure that blends figures from an old, unfinished detective story with his family's past.



The puzzling world of Winston Breen Juvenile Book The puzzling world of Winston Breen

Berlin, Eric.
J BERLIN

Winston Breen finds puzzles everywhere, even on pizzas, and solving them is what he does best. But when his sister uncovers mysterious wooden strips with words and letters that even Winston cant figure out, the entire family is obsessed. It turns out the strips are part of a scavenger hunt that a town patriarch set up for his children. If all four sets are put together, they will lead to a ring worth thousands of dollars. Cooperating seems like a no-brainer to Winston, but to solve the puzzle, the group has to overcome mysterious threats, mutual mistrust, 25-yearold clues, and participants who will do anything to keep the treasure for themselves. Full of puzzles to solve, some involving the mystery and others Winston runs into along the way, this treasure hunt will keep readers challenged right to the end.



The red blazer girls : the ring of Rocamadour Juvenile Book The red blazer girls : the ring of Rocamadour

Beil, Michael D.
J BEIL

Catholic-schooled seventh-graders Sophie, Margaret, Rebecca, and Leigh Ann help an elderly neighbor solve a puzzle her father left for her estranged daughter twenty years ago.



The trouble with chickens : a J.J. Tully mystery Juvenile Book The trouble with chickens : a J.J. Tully mystery

Cronin, Doreen.
J CRONIN

A hard-bitten former search-and-rescue dog helps solve a complicated missing chicken case.



The Westing game Juvenile Book The Westing game

Raskin, Ellen.
J RASKIN

When an eccentric millionaire dies mysteriously, 16 very unlikely people are gathered together for the reading of the will--and what a will it is. A Newbery Medal-winning novel.



Will it blow? :  become a volcano detective at Mount St. Helens Juvenile Book Will it blow? : become a volcano detective at Mount St. Helens

Rusch, Elizabeth.
J 551.21 RUSCH

Mount St. Helens is a master of disguises, adept at sending out false clues. Can anyone figure out what's going on with this active volcano in Washington State? This illustrated book presents a wealth of easily digested information -- covering underground gases, earthquakes, infrared measurements, bumps on earth's surface, and other factors -- to help the budding Sherlock Holmes crack the case. With sidebars about the latest gadgets and gizmos, youngsters learn about volcanology while having fun.



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