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The Pirate's Blood and Other Case Files

Saxby Smart, Private Detective: Book 3

Saxby Smart, Private Detective (Volume 3)

Simon Cheshire, illustrated by R.W. Alley

Roaring Brook Press

In this third volume of the Saxby Smart: Private Detective series, Saxby solves three more daunting cases: The Pirate's Blood, The Mystery of Mary Rogers, and The Lunchbox of Notre Dame. With the help of his Thinking Chair (located in his headquarters/parents' tool shed), his sharp mind, and his two best friends, Saxby proves once again that age makes no difference when it comes to cracking the case.


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THE PIRATE’S BLOOD AND OTHER CASE FILES (Chapter One)

It was about seven o’clock on a Tuesday evening in the summer. The sky was the clearest, deepest shade of blue I think I’d ever seen, and the air was motionless and warm. I’ve just had a look in my dictionary, and the perfect word to describe it is balmy.

So, not exactly the kind of weather or the time of year you’d expect to come across a tale of blood-chilling horror. And yet, that was exactly what I was about to come across.

I was standing outside my garden shed, with a jam jar of red poster paint

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Praise for The Pirate's Blood and Other Case Files

Praise for The Treasure of Dead Man’s Lane and Other Case Files (Book 2):

 

“The canny preteen sleuth introduced in The Curse of the Ancient Mask and Other Case Files returns for three more unusually meaty mysteries—all solved with a combination of sharp observation and sharper deductive logic—in this second book in the Saxby Smart, Private Detective series. Outstanding fare for young armchair Sherlocks.” —Booklist, starred review


“Middle-grader Saxby Smart is back in his Thinking Chair for three more stories in this second volume of his mystery series. Generously dappled with Alley’s breezy line drawings, the cases are timely and twisting enough to keep the light bulb bright in the young sleuth’s mind.” —Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Simon Cheshire, illustrated by R.W. Alley

  • SIMON CHESHIRE spent over a decade working in various book-selling companies, but then quit to become a full-time writer instead. Visit him at www.simonchesire.co.uk

    R.W. ALLEY, best known for the Paddington Bear books he illustrates, has published more than 70 books, including There's a Wolf At The Door, written by his wife Zoe. They live in Barrington, Rhode Island.

  • Simon Cheshire
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The Pirate's Blood and Other Case Files

Saxby Smart, Private Detective: Book 3

Saxby Smart, Private Detective

Simon Cheshire, illustrated by R.W. Alley

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Roaring Brook Press

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