The Beast of Blackslope
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About the Author
Tracy Barrett is the author of the Sherlock Files books, as well as several other acclaimed books for young people, including King of Ithaka, Cold in Summer and Anne of Byzantium. Her books have been named an ALA Best Book for young adults, a Bank Street best children's book of the year, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, among other honors. She is a professor of Italian language and civilization at Vanderbilt University and lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.
"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." --Booklist
"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... Fans of Ron Roy's popular "A to Z Mysteries" series (Random) will delight in graduating to this series." --School Library Journal