Steve, Matt, and Jenny thought their new case would be a cinch. They were wrong.
What starts out as a search for a stolen music box quickly turns into a dangerous hunt when the three detectives discover the dark and mysterious history of the music box and a secret that could lead them to a fortune of long-lost gold from World War II.
As the trio delves deeper into the mystery, they encounter two nefarious thieves, both willing to do anything to get their hands on the missing gold, including eliminating the competition. Racing against time, the trio must figure out the meaning of a clue left behind by a dying man in order to keep the music box, and the gold, out of the hands of the deadly treasure hunters.
Alba Arango is the author of the Decoders series as well as the JJ Bennett: Junior Spy series. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she is a retired high school teacher turned full-time author. She loves coffee and chocolate (especially together…white chocolate mocha is the best!). To learn more about Alba, visit her website at AlbaArango.com.
When Steve, Matt, and Jenny learn about a long-lost Egyptian statue hidden somewhere near the city of Beachdale, they jump at the chance of solving another mystery. But as their investigation deepens, they discover a couple of very disturbing details: first, the statue is supposedly haunted; and second, two rather large gun-toting foreigners are also interested in the treasure.
Determined to find the statue, the trio delves deeper into the mystery, encountering a web of danger unlike anything they have ever seen. The detectives brave catacombs, underwater caverns, and booby-trapped tunnels, until finally, they begin to unravel the secrets behind the haunted statue. As the foreigners close in on them, the three friends must use all their wits to out-smart their enemies and retrieve the treasure.
Steve, Matt, and Jenny are invited to hunt for a hidden treasure left behind by a mysterious forty-niner over a hundred and fifty years ago. As they begin to unravel the miner’s cryptic note, they realize they are not alone in the hunt for the gold.
Determined to beat the competition to the treasure, the three detectives up their game only to come face-to-face with their main competitor—the ghost of the miner himself!
1. Steve, Matt, and Jenny thought their detective skills would be given a rest when they agreed to be extras for a movie being filmed in the nearby mountains. Upon arriving at the movie site, the trio learns that someone has been breaking equipment and causing damage around the set in an effort to shut down the production and drive everyone away.Determined to find the saboteur, the young detectives begin their investigation only to come face to face with the last thing in the world they expected—a ghost!
Twelve-year-old detectives Steve, Matt, and Jenny agree to help their friend Tyrone with a unique problem –his niece thinks she’s a vampire. Believing the girl simply has an over-active imagination, the trio spends the night at her home, determined to ease her worried mind. But when the young girl vanishes and a bat turns up in her place, the three friends find themselves facing something they never thought possible –a real vampire.