Retired private detective and current seventh grader Steve Brixton has a new career: taking out the garbage on Wednesdays 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 finds himself pulled back into sleuthing. Soon he’s in over his head in four feet and eleven inches of mystery involving a fleet of priceless automobiles, a deadly assassin (or maybe just a faulty lock on a sauna door), and a secret train car filled with intrigue. Plus there’s a girl involved, which complicates everything. I mean she’s just Steve’s friend. And really, they barely even know each other. It’s not like they’re boyfriend or girlfriend or anything, okay?
Mac Barnett is a rising star in the literary industry. He is the program director of 826 LA, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students with their creative and expository writing skills. He lives in Los Angeles. Visit him online… More about Mac Barnett
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Published by Listening Library (Audio) Oct 11, 2011| 240 Minutes| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780307710499