The Red Blazer Girls: The Secret Cellar
October 09, 2012
Mysteries seem to find the Red Blazer Girls: when Sophie finds a secret message in the antique fountain pen she bought for her father, the girls are on a case. Soon, they're at the home of the pen's original owner, a secretive man who kept to himself. His house is full of puzzles, all of which protect a hidden treasure, and the Blazers will do anything to get to the bottom of things. Throw in an ill-tempered bookstore owner with a motive, a missing will, a walking stick that doubles as a key, a school Christmas play, and a rat named Humphrey, and it all adds up to another thrilling adventure for the Red Blazer Girls.
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Why is it that when I was 12, I didn't get to hang out in New York City and solve mysteries about missing wills and houses with secret passaged? Just like in The Ring of Rocamadour and The Vanishing Violin, this mystery has an awesome sense of place, and a lot of thought-provoking clues. I may never uncover an elusive German spy in my bucolic, Midwestern neighborhood, but in New York City, I guess that is what people do. I love this series because it's fun and exotic, and the girls have such cool adults around to help them.
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