Death's Door (Herculeah Jones Series) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Herculeah Jones finds herself in the middle of another mystery when her best friend Meat barely escapes a hitman’s bullet. Someone must have mistaken Meat for someone else. But who? Herculeah is determined to solve the mystery, before the assassin comes after her!


Super-sleuth Herculeah Jones's investigation of the attempted ...

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Death's Door (Herculeah Jones Series)

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Overview

Herculeah Jones finds herself in the middle of another mystery when her best friend Meat barely escapes a hitman’s bullet. Someone must have mistaken Meat for someone else. But who? Herculeah is determined to solve the mystery, before the assassin comes after her!


Super-sleuth Herculeah Jones's investigation of the attempted murder of Meat's uncle leads them to a mystery bookstore named Death's Door.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-6Herculeah Jones is at it again! The young super sleuth and her sidekick, Meat, find themselves in double trouble. First, Meat becomes the target of a hired killer, and then Herculeah is kidnapped by Meat's uncle. The connection? The gunman has mistaken Meat for the uncle and the uncle has taken Herculeah to help him escape the killer. Byars manages to tie together incidents and characters to form a very readable, fast-paced mystery. She adds delicious tidbits of dialogue: references to "the cat in the hat"; Meat's discussion of his aunts and uncles being named after stores (his mother's name is Sears); and the exchanges between Herculeah and Meat's uncle add dimension to the characters. Although there are no great surprises and the gunman is captured quickly by the police, readers will still enjoy meeting Herculeah, her family, and friends. For more action, fans may want to read about Herculeah in The Dark Stairs (Viking, 1994).Mary M. Hopf, Los Angeles Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101127216
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Series: Herculeah Jones Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 828,340
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 248 KB

Meet the Author

Betsy Byars began her writing career rather late in life. "In all of my school years, . . . not one single teacher ever said to me, 'Perhaps you should consider becoming a writer,'" Byars recalls. "Anyway, I didn't want to be a writer. Writing seemed boring. You sat in a room all day by yourself and typed. If I was going to be a writer at all, I was going to be a foreign correspondent like Claudette Colbert in Arise My Love. I would wear smashing hats, wisecrack with the guys, and have a byline known round the world. My father wanted me to be a mathematician." So Byars set out to become mathematician, but when she couldn't grasp calculus in college, she turned to English. Even then, writing was not on her immediate horizon.



First, she married and started a family. The writing career didn't emerge until she was 28, a mother of two children, and living in a small place she called the barracks apartment, in Urbana, Illinois. She and her husband, Ed, had moved there in 1956 so he could attend graduate school at the University of Illinois. She was bored, had no friends, and so turned to writing to fill her time. Byars started writing articles for The Saturday Evening Post, Look,and other magazines. As her family grew and her children started to read, she began to write books for young people and, fortunately for her readers, discovered that there was more to being a writer than sitting in front of a typewriter.



"Making up stories and characters is so interesting that I'm never bored. Each book has been a different writing experience. It takes me about a year to write a book, but I spend another year thinking about it, polishing it, and making improvements. I always put something of myself into
my books -- something that happened to me. Once a wanderer came by my house and showed me how to brush my teeth with a cherry twig; that went in The House of Wingscopyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.



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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    REALLY GOOOOOOOD BOOK

    U LOVE THIS BOOK AND HAVE LISTENED TO IT ON DB (DIGITAL BOOK) I THINK THAT HAVEING A FRIEND NAMED MEAT IS JUST NOT COOL BUT WHATEVER NOT TO DISRESPECT THE AUTHOR OR THE READERS OR ANY THING I ALSO LIKE THE HUMOR IT IS REALLY FUNNY THAT WHEN THE GIRL SAYS "B QUITE MEAT I'LL TELL IT IN MY OWN WAY THAT I GET A KICK OUT OF OR IS THAT DEAD LETTER YOU GET THE JIST IT IS A REALLY GOOD READ

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    I have to

    I hav to do a stupid report on a mystery book is this any good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Cool book

    I am amzed on how many details and that we picture so many pictures in our head like a movie this book was great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    Amazing

    I love the series . Every since i pick up the first book i was hooked on the whole series. There so many great mysteries and so much action i sometimes feel like i am in a different world i definitly reccomed this series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Very Entertaining

    I had to do a report on this in 5th grade and it was very good. This book really catches your attention quickly. I knew that this was the book for me because I love mystery books and this was one of the best I have ever read. It is easy to mess up mystery books but this book wasn' t a bad mystert book it was very good and exciting

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    Posted July 25, 2011

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