Brixton Brothers #2: The Ghostwriter Secret
with illustrations by Adam Rex
Steve Brixton set out to rescue his hero, the writer MacArthur Bart, from a ruthless crime syndicate.
A Junior Library Guild Selection
“Barnett’s second Brixton Brothers mystery continues the whimsically sardonic adventures of everyone’s soon-to-be-favorite clueless-yet-earnest boy detective-wannabe. Shot through with moments of goofiness and dotted with Rex’s black-and-white illustrations, this is sure to please existing fans and win new ones.”
“It’s a hilarious book that will keep your kids (and you) guessing at the eventual outcome, and I enjoyed every bit of it. Barnett has a great way with words and it’s just a joy to read, even as an adult.”
“These books are hilarious, action-packed adventures that Middle Grade readers will love! I, for one, could not put them down and even LOL’d on the subway train while reading them.”
—Scholastic Book Talk
"Barnett has written a fun, adventure-filled book. This is a great choice for slow or reluctant readers."
—School Library Journal
“The Ghostwriter Secret is just as good as The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity. Like the first book, The Ghostwriter Secret is funny. It has action. It has danger. It has a mystery with twists and surprises. It has awesome illustrations by Adam Rex. There’s a jewel robbery, fishing net-throwing and gun-toting thugs, arson, and a car chase. Plus, the good guy gets to punch the bad guy in the solar plexus”
And on Pink Me, Mao, nine-year-old son of a librarian, says (in his first ever book talk): “It’s a very humorous detective novel in which they go to places that you you wouldn’t expect to find gangs.”