The Secret of the Wooden Witness

Author: George E. Stanley,Salvatore Murdocca

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689864876

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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When Todd and Noelle's friend, a night watchman, is knocked out and robbed, the only clue is a carved wooden figure left by the thief, and the Third-Grade Detectives try to find the criminal, even though Mr. Merlin, their teacher, is not available.

Bell's Breakthrough

Author: Stacia Deutsch,Rhody Cohon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442495367

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Abigail, Jacob, Zack, and Bo travel back in time to watch Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone, but discover instead that he has put his invention on hold so they try to convince the stubborn inventor to get back on track.

King's Courage

Author: Stacia Deutsch,Rhody Cohon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442495375

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Mr. Caruthers' History Club once again travels back in time, but this time they have to babysit Jacob and Zack's brother, Gabe, while convincing Dr. Martin Luther King to lead the voting-rights march to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

The Secrets of Mia Danvers

A Dangerous Liaisons Novel (InterMix)

Author: Robyn DeHart

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101623365

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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A lone witness finds her protector… Since losing her sight in a childhood accident, Mia Danvers has resided in a small cottage on the vast Carrington estate. Thought to be dead, Mia lives a life of virtual seclusion—until one night, while walking home, she happens upon a horrendous crime. Alex Foster, Eighth Duke of Carrington, lives according to society’s expectations for him. He’s never met the woman who lives in the cottage at the edge of his property. But when she arrives at his door in the pouring rain terrified and claiming she has witnessed a murder, she seizes his attention. Mia is determined to help the authorities track down the culprit, even though the only person willing to accept her aid is the handsome, arrogant duke. Working closely together proves difficult as Mia’s beauty and independence tempts Alex to ignore convention and follow his desire. But what neither of them know is that this murderer has struck before in Whitechapel, taunting the British press only to vanish—a ruthless killer who knows that Mia is the only living witness to his crime…

Hardy Boys 47: Mystery of the Whale Tattoo

Author: Franklin W. Dixon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101076606

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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One exciting event follows another when Frank and Joe Hardy are hired to apprehend the pickpockets who have been plaguing Solo’s Super Carnival. When their friends Tony Prito and Biff Hooper exhibit a stuffed whale dug up at a construction project, they all but put the carnival out of business. In this thrilling mystery the young detectives pit their wits against a gang of thieves whose bizarre identification, a three-part whale tattoo, proves to be a nearly insolvable riddle.

Nancy Drew 43: The Mystery of the 99 Steps

Author: Carolyn Keene

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101077443

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Nancy Drew must search for a flight of 99 steps to solve the mystery of a friend’s weird dream. Her search leads her to France, but before she leaves the United States, an unknown person calling himself Monsieur Neuf warns the young sleuth not to pursue her mission. With her friends Bess and George, Nancy arrives in Paris to join her father who is working on another case: to find out what, or who, is frightening wealth financier Monsieur Leblanc into selling large amounts of securities. Startling discoveries convince the young detective that Mr. Drew’s case and her own mystery are linked by the 99 steps, and that a mysterious man has a strong hold over Leblanc. Is it blackmail? Nancy’s quest for further clues leads to the romantic chateau country in the Loire Valley, where a web of danger closes in tightly around the three girls.

Shadow of the Swords

An Epic Novel of the Crusades

Author: Kamran Pasha

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416580706

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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An epic saga of love and war, Shadow of the Swords tells the story of the Crusades—from the Muslim perspective. Saladin, a Muslim sultan, finds himself pitted against King Richard the Lionheart as Islam and Christianity clash against each other, launching a conflict that still echoes today. In the midst of a brutal and unforgiving war, Saladin finds forbidden love in the arms of Miriam, a beautiful Jewish girl with a tragic past. But when King Richard captures Miriam, the two most powerful men on Earth must face each other in a personal battle that will determine the future of the woman they both love—and of all civilization. Richly imagined, deftly plotted, and highly entertaining, Shadow of the Swords is a remarkable story that will stay with readers long after the final page has been turned.

Secrets of Time

Author: Don Goodman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595234097

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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When their youngest child is savagely killed in Russia in the early 1900's, Julius and Frieda Goodkin seek a new life in America. In Toledo, Ohio, they find the road not paved in gold but instead in a conflict of cultures and ideology that severs the relationship with Julius' brother, Jacob. Hoping life would be easier in sunny California, Julius and Frieda with their four young children, Herman, Manuel, Ada and Paul, leave family and friends to encounter even greater obstacles in Los Angeles. When Julius takes a new wife, Ada discovers a horrible truth and seeks to escape. After years of a loveless existence, she runs away. Found the first time, she flees again and is lost forever at age twenty-two--until now. Ada vanishes to San Francisco where she ultimately finds love, but it is accompanied by an evil with tentacles all over the world. There she is involved with the handsome Daryl, the beautiful Helen, a black trunk and a brutal murder. Generations later, Lesley Goodkin, receives a mysterious letter from a man she has never met. This letter from the past plunges Lesley into Secrets of Time leading her to a sibylline detective, an elderly woman, an enigmatic attorney and a conflict of moral and ethical issues that will shape her family forever. Join the many generations of Goodkins as they discover intimate secrets that unravel the family's greatest mystery.