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Amor Fugit by Alexandra Duncan
Babymouse: The Musical by Jennifer Holm
The Broken Ear by Georges Remi Hergé
City Makers by Remi A. Nadeau
Cowboy and Octopus by Jon Scieszka
Crow Call by Lois Lowry
The Department of Mad Scientists by Michael Belfiore
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia
The Fairy Princess by Dennis Danvers
Ground Truth edited by John Pickles
Hell of a Fix by Matthew Hughes
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
I Miss You Everyday by Simms Taback
Inside Job by Connie Willis
King & King by Linda de Haan
The Light, The Dark and Ember Between by J.W. Nicklaus
Monsters on Machines by Deb Lund
Night of the Ninjas (MTH #5) by Mary Pope Osborne
Peppermints in the Parlor by Barbara Brooks Wallace
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen
The Real Martian Chronicles by John Sladek
San Francisco Then and Now by Bill Yenne
The Secret Lives of Fairy Tales by Steven Popkes
Selfless by David Michael Slater
Singer of Souls by Adam Stemple
Strange But True America by John Hafnor
Sugar Would Not Eat It by Emily Jenkins
ttyl by Lauren Myracle
Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for The Broken Ear

The Broken Ear: 11/24/10

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)Last year when I was waiting for the new library to open I went through a Tin Tin phase. Before the old library closed, I checked out all the Tin Tins I could. I already have most of those book reviewed but The Broken Ear slipped through the cracks. So here we are a year later.

Tin Tin joins the hunt when a statue that belonged to a South American tribe is stolen from the Museum of Ethnography. Left in its place is a note apologizing for the inconvenience. Can Tin Tin piece together the clues and find the statue?

From there the hunt for the statue becomes a shell game. The only one who knows the truth is an uncooperative parrot. Here the plot becomes something out an Avengers episode. I'm thinking of "The Bird Who Knew Too Much" (15 February 1967).

The Broken Ear is typical Tin Tin. Lots of puns. Lots of chases. Lots of silliness mixed in with the clues.


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