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It Happened on a Train (Brixton Brothers) Hardcover – October 4, 2011
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"An amusing addition to the Brixton Brothers series."—Booklist
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Twelve year-old Steve (who has no siblings, by the way, but thought that it sounded way cooler to call his detective agency Brixton Brothers) has given up being a detective after his disappointment in his last case. But trouble just seems to follow him. On a trip to San Diego by train to meet with a school group doing a mock-up UN delegation, and accompanied by his chum Dana and his mother's annoying boyfriend, Rick, he gets caught up with a rich couple in their own private train car. The couple are hauling their newest rare vintage car and have a private detective with them to ensure that it is not stolen like their previous 6 cars have been. The detective has a niece, Claire, with him and Steve doesn't understand girls at all. Soon the kids are on top of the train (per the cover illustration) chasing what Steve calls a "baddie". Much more danger occurs but of course, all ends well with the author, Mac Barnett, tying up loose ends, including something nearly forgotten that happened early in the story.
In addition to mocking Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys books, this book also starts to take on Wizard books -- goody!
The totally unbelievable things that happen in this book are funny and in a way, become almost believable. It's a very well written, tight book -- kids love it.
Sometimes the hero makes a big mistake because of something he read in a book called Bailey Brothers. Bailey Brothers books are the hero's favorite books (well, sort of).
The hero solves a small case first, then the big one. This is a pattern in the series.
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There was some suspense and was some-what funny. I would recommend this book to people that love a good adventure.Published 14 months ago by Meredith Clark
Kindle books always save me money and time. This is an excellent book for elementary school children. My son loved it.Published on April 27, 2014 by Gabby
My nephew absolutely loves this series. Wildly imaginative and adventurous, these books are loved by children and adults alike. Very humorous.Published on January 20, 2014 by H. Fenton
Fast pace and realistic. Fun for 9 yr. old boy who enjoys mysteries and adventures. Would recommend entire series as all books have been addictive.Published on November 13, 2013 by Christina
I absolutely love this book. I CAN'T WAIT TO READ TH NEXT ONE!!!I especial like the ending!!!I am wondering what will happen in th next book with Steve an Claire?!…Published on November 3, 2013 by Elle butterfly
My boys are 10 an 8 and read together. Both loved it and ready the whole thing. Good book for children.Published on October 14, 2013 by Fancynancy1