Jaundice and Kale are back from their adventure on the high seas, and they are settling back into a quiet life in Dullsville, just the way they like it. The tea is tepid, the oatmeal is tasteless, and the socks are ripe for darning . . . until Aunt Shallot shows up and reveals herself to be anything but the dull relation they were expecting. Instead, she tells her nieces she is Magique, Queen of Magic, and she's on her way to a big show and in need of two willing assistants. As Magique and the Bland sisters board the Uncanny Express, they meet a cast of mystifying characters. And when Magique goes missing, it's up to Jaundice and Kale to solve the mystery-with the help of famous detective Hugo Fromage. An inventive story in the tradition of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Uncanny Express has all the whimsy and humor that readers who are looking for an anything-but-bland adventure will love.
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by Alyson McLayne
by Kara LaReau
by Julia Quinn
by Julia London
"Rosalyn Landor's meticulous and energetic narration sets the mood for a mystery-filled train trip. Sisters Jaundice and Kale Bland are whisked off by magician Magique (a.k.a. Aunt Shallot) to assist in her next evening of magic. Little do they know that they'll become detectives for the train's many mysteries, including the disappearance of Mademoiselle Magique herself. As the train speeds along, listeners will be swept up by Landor's spot-on characterizations. Topping the list are her portrayals of the "great detective" Hugo Fromage and the smarter-than-they-think Bland Sisters. Also memorable are a scheming countess and her devoted attendant, a sleazy businessman and his seemingly unsuspecting female companion, and a blustering colonel. Tongue-in-cheek fun. A.R. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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