The Beast of Blackslope

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Macmillan, May 12, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 174 pages
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Xena and Xander have been looking forward to their vacation in the peaceful country village of Blackslope. But when a huge monster begins to terrorize the town, the young detectives are faced with a mystery that seems impossible to solve.

Sherlock Holmes, Xena and Xander's famous ancestor, investigated the case of a horrible beast in Blackslope, but that was nearly a hundred years ago. It couldn't be the same creature after all this time—could it?

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User Review  - agrudzien - LibraryThing

Xena and Xander are back to slove another of Sherlock's unsolved mysteries. This time, they are vacationing in the small town of Blackslope where the beast of Sherlock's time seems to be making a ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

It's one thing to discover that Sherlock Holmes was your ancestor. It's another thing entirely to attempt to find the solutions to his long-unsolved cases. Back for their second adventure, Xena and ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Tracy Barrett is the author of the Sherlock Files books, as well as several other acclaimed books for young people, including King of Ithaka, Cold in Summer and Anne of Byzantium. Her books have been named an ALA Best Book for young adults, a Bank Street best children's book of the year, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, among other honors. She is a professor of Italian language and civilization at Vanderbilt University and lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.

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