Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 240 Vendor: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: 2010 Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1416978178 ISBN-13: 9781416978176 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Ages: 8-12 Series:Brixton Brothers
Steve Brixton is fast becoming America's top detective. After saving the United States of America in The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity, he has opened his own agency. Steve gets a call to solve the case of the Fairview diamond but it turns into an even bigger mystery. MacArthur Bart, author of Steve's beloved Bailey Brothers series, has been kidnapped!! And there is only one 12-year-old detective who can find him. But not without the help of his best chum Dana and The Bailey Brothers Detective Handbook. Full of run-ins with goons, bullys, and the B. Syndicate (or is that Bee Syndicate?), The *Ghostwriter Secret will keep everyone laughing with suspense.
*Please note Steve encounters no specters in the course of this book.
Mac Barnett is the author of the Brixton Brother series and several picture books, including Guess Again! and Chloe and the Lion (both illustrated by Adam Rex), and the New York Times bestseller Extra Yarn. He’s on the board of directors of 826LA, a nonprofit writing center, and founded the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers. Mac lives in Oakland, California.
Adam Rex has written and illustrated several picture books, including Tree Ring Circus and Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich as well as the novel, The True Meaning of Smekday. He and his wife live in Tucson, Arizona.
"Barnetts second Brixton Brothers mystery continues the whimsically sardonic adventures of everyones soon-to-be-favorite clueless-yet-earnest boy detectivewannabe. Shot through with moments of goofiness and dotted with Rexs black-and-white illustrations, this is sure to please existing fans and win new ones."-- KIRKUS
"Barnett has written a fun, adventure-filled book. This is a great choice for slow or reluctant readers."SLJ