Reviewed by Miss Dewey at Orenda
Four paw prints. Amy and Dan have just lost the one family member who cared about them, Grace, their grandmother. Their parents died when they were young and Grace had been raising them until recently when they had been sent to live with Grace’s sister. Great Aunt Beatrice has no interest in children, refuses to live with them, and is constantly hiring and firing au pairs who take care of them. Aunt Beatrice has no interest in them until Grace dies. Grace doesn’t single Amy and Dan out (to their disappointment) for any special inheritance but instead leaves a number of relatives the same “opportunity”. They can each inherit one million dollars OR a clue that “might lead you to the most important treasure in the world and make you powerful beyond belief”. Unfortunately, if you accept the clue you might get killed. To escape from Aunt Beatrice, Amy and Dan turn down the money and accept the clue. This mystery is part of a new series that will be stretched out over 10 books with 10 different authors. The most interesting part of the mystery is you can try to solve clues with Amy and Dan. There is a 39 Clues website where readers can read and solve clues. The website is http://www.the39clues.com/ and if you want to solve clues with Miss Dewey see Mrs. Manore in the media center for the Orenda username and password.