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The Statue Walks at Night (Casebusters Book 1) by [Nixon, Joan L]
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Grade 4-6-Brian, 13, and Sean, 9, are used to helping their private-investigator father with cases, but they have never tried to solve one on their own before. When their dad is approached by a museum curator and asked to help find valuable sketches that are missing, the boys eavesdrop on the conversation and decide to take action. While their father begins his search, the boys check out the museum and a list of suspects. They find the adults unwilling to be interrogated by children, however, so they must rely on their observations and deductions. Another problem facing the sleuths is Sean's fear of the statue of the Egyptian god, Anubis, which supposedly has supernatural powers. Brian is convinced that the statue is the key to the investigation. Although the story reads a lot like a TV sitcom-and there is never any doubt that the youngsters will solve the mystery-it has an interesting plot with a lot of suspense. The print is large and there is plenty of white space to encourage reluctant readers. The text is broken up by full-page, black-and-white illustrations. Although this first entry in the series is not great literature, it is a cut above the norm for the genre and is a fast-paced, fun read.
Nancy P. Reeder, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Columbia, SC
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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“A fast-paced, fun read.” —School Library Journal
 
“Nixon’s mastery of suspense [is] gripping.” —Publishers Weekly

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  • File Size: 703 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Open Road Media Young Readers (October 16, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 16, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009H70RLY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Format: Hardcover
The casebusters were very good. But you may not like the casebusters . Because it is a little hard to read and it is a little bit COO L.
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The statue walking was my favorite part. I also very much liked the way the boys cleverly solved the entire mystery.
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It was very interesting ... And it was funny about the alligator in the sewer so Sean couldn't take a bath...
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This book is a Kindle reissue, (old hardcovers are available from third parties), of a book that was part of the Disney Adventures Casebusters series published in the late 90's. The author, Joan Lowery Nixon, (who died in 2003), wrote over 100 books, almost all of which were mysteries or historical fiction for middle graders and young adults.

This particular book seems intended for a younger reader within that age range. It has a good but basic mystery, a touch of adventure, a hint of ghostiness, and a clear linear plot. The heroes, Brian and Sean, are brothers who work well together as "detectives", and who are sometimes helped and/or hindered by other neighborhood kids. Their Dad is an actual private investigator and he often talks to them about his cases because he respects their thoughts and insights. The boys, in turn, try to come up with interesting angles and theories for dad to consider.

In this case, two valuable pieces of art on loan to the local museum have gone missing. It's a locked-room mystery and the only suspects are the museum employees. Everyone seems to have had opportunity and motive, and different clues point to different suspects. The boys have to use reason and their powers of observation to figure out the identity of the culprit. The book plays fair with the evidence and the red herrings and is just as good, in a stripped down fast paced manner, as many books that pass as adult mysteries.

A great appeal of this series is the good relationship the brothers, (ages 13 and 9), have. Mom and Dad are also strong presences. The stories reflect a world where adults are helpful and reliable, hero kids are adventurous but careful, and usually all ends well. (Think "Hardy Boys" for the younger crowd.
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