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It Happened on a Train

It Happened on a Train

Paperback Brixton Brothers (Quality)

By (author) Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Adam Rex

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 277 pages
  • Dimensions: 131mm x 195mm x 20mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 18 September 2012
  • ISBN 10: 1416978208
  • ISBN 13: 9781416978206
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 859,470

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For a great detective, the best part of retiring is coming out of retirement.Retired private detective and current seventh grader Steve Brixton has a new job: He takes out the trash for five bucks a week. But it's hard to leave the old game behind, and on a train trip down the California coast, Steve and his best chum, Dana, are pulled into a mystery involving a fleet of stolen automobiles, a vanishing girl, and a phantom train car. Oh, and there might just be some romance.... This laugh-out-loud mystery is a witty, modern-day companion to the adventures of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew that brims with humor and intrigue.

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"Barnett's sly and often silly Hardy Boy parody chugs along with plenty of laughs and enough honest-to-gosh mystery to please any lover of boy detective fiction. Rex's black-and-white pencils (which also parody the Hardy tales) are still a fine match for the goofiness. Mention of the next adventure at mystery's close will make Brixton fans smile."--"Kirkus Reviews"