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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,833 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Downing Hahn Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The weather-beaten sign on the gate of the Magic Forest says closed for the season. But when the boys ride up to the gate on their bikes, Arthur tells his new friend, Logan, that the old amusement park hasn’t been open for years. Kudzu vines have grown over everything, making the park look sinister even in broad daylight, so Logan is reluctant to go inside, but Arthur urges him on. He’s sure they’ll discover important clues to the mystery they’re trying to solve: Who killed Myrtle Donaldson? And what happened to the money she handled as head bookkeeper at the Magic Forest? Arthur and Logan’s quest takes them to the lowest — and highest — levels of society in their small Virginia town. The boys must pay another visit to the Magic Forest, this time in the middle of the night. And this time they find the killer waiting for them among the shadowy kudzu vines. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A wonderful, fast-paced tale for adventure and mystery fans…This story has a great combination of plot, setting, and characters. Readers will enjoy trying to solve the murder mystery while identifying with the social misfortunes of being unpopular, entering middle school, and moving into a new town.”


  • “Another well-done, action-packed mystery from Hahn…Just the right amount of frightening and dangerous elements to entice readers.”

    School Library Journal

  • “As always, [Hahn] is brilliant at establishing tone—eerie, creepy, and surreal. The ‘cold case’ mystery, the over-the-top fun of the Magic Forest scenes, and the even darker mysteries of friendship and school life will make this a sure hit.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the 2010 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Felicia | 2/18/2014

    " This was a fun read. Lots of adventure. Two boys becoming friends. With a murder mystery thrown in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Linda Benson | 1/18/2014

    " Nicely written kids book. Sort of a modern day Hardy Boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amanda McGuffey | 1/14/2014

    " Interesting and fast paced book. I read this as a read aloud to my 6th graders and they couldn't wait to see what happens next and were captivated by the plot. A boy finds out the woman who used to live in his house was murdered and he and the boy next door decide to try and solve the case. Many interesting characters are introduced along the way and the story takes many twists and turns. I highly recommend. 670L "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Megdalynn:] | 1/14/2014

    " reaaaally good so far. "

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