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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (112 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tracy Barrett Narrator: John Allen Nelso Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sherlock Files Release Date:
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Xena and Xander have been looking forward to their vacation in the peaceful country village of Blackslope. But when a huge monster begins to terrorize the town, the young detectives are faced with a mystery that seems impossible to solve.

Sherlock Holmes, Xena and Xander’s famous ancestor, investigated the case of a horrible beast in Blackslope, but that was nearly a hundred years ago. It couldn’t be the same creature after all this time, could it?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Barrett throws in enough red herrings as well as solid clues to keep ardent fans of the genre turning the pages until the surprise denouement.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Barrett plunges right into the action from the first sentence, giving fans of classic mysteries exactly what they want: thrills, chills, a plethora of suspects and plenty of red herrings…A fun series continues unabated.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Solid detective work, and a zippy pace make this a nice choice.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Betsy | 9/12/2013

    " Aw. It's just a good old-fashioned kid detective yarn. Inoffensive and fun. An ample use of red herrings but with enough of a kick to keep things interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pam | 9/4/2013

    " This was a reasonably good book. The plot was interesting and straight forward. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michele | 8/11/2013

    " Not as good as the first one... they solve the current day mystery, but the solution to Holmes' cold case feels like an afterthought - and a rushed one at that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anne | 7/21/2013

    " I love this series and rate it 5 stars because it is geared towards older children, not adults, and I think I really would have loved it even more if I was around 10 years old or so. "

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