Harriet Bean is thrilled! Her two detective aunts Thessalonika and Japonica are taking her across the vast Atlantic Ocean to the wilds of America. When they arrive at their destination, Harriet is happy to discover she has a sixth aunt-Aunt Formica the cowgirl. To add to her joy, Harriet soon learns there's also a mystery to solve. Crafty cattle rustlers are somehow stealing Aunt Formica's cows. But Harriet and her three madcap aunts must move quicker than greased lightning if they want to catch these slippery thieves and save the ranch. It's time to saddle up and follow the clues. ". Alexander McCall Smith [pens] a charming new mystery that will keep young readers guessing-and laughing-from the first clue to the last."-Fantasticfiction.co.uk
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by Alexander McCall Smith
"The Harriet Bean series, only recently available in the United States, is becoming increasing popular among young readers. This third in the series finds 9-year-old Harriet ready for travel and adventure. When Thesalonika and Japonica, two of Harriet's eccentric aunts, invite her to her to visit the U.S., she discovers a cattle-rustling mystery, as well as ANOTHER aunt. Rather than the rambunctious and rowdy tone one might expect in a cowboy yarn, listeners will hear Charlotte Parry's British accent, which lends the story a refined tone. Her interpretation complements the quirky personalities of the aunts and provides a counterpoint to the culprits who are eventually discovered and made to see the error of their ways. M.H.N. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"
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