The Dark Stairs

Author(s): Betsy Byars
Original Publish Date: Apr 02, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.43 hours)
Product Number: Z100141423
Released: Apr 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525629764
Narrator/s: Lauren Davis
Publisher: Listening Library
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Mystery is in Herculeah Jones's blood. How could it not be, with a father on the police force and a mother who's a private eye? So when Herculeah notices a man hanging around the "Dead Oaks" mansion, she can't resist doing some investigating of her own. Legend has it the old estate was the site of a murder, and now it looks like there's something even more nefarious going on. Can Herculeah crack the case before the mystery man closes in on her?

All formats/editions

Author(s): Betsy Byars
Product Number EB00395121
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: #9781101077962

Professional reviews

"With her father on the police force and her mother a private investigator, 13-year-old Herculeah Jones fancies herself a sleuth. In this case, Herculeah attempts to solve the mysterious disappearance of the owner of Dead Oaks, an estate with a legendary history of murder and insanity. Blain Fairman's voice works well to create a sense of foreboding; however, his narration sometimes has the quality of radio announcing. Additionally, the highly differentiated voices are often so exaggerated and unpleasant that they distract the listener's attention. T.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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