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The Adventures Of Vin Fiz by Clive Cussler
Bellwether by Connie Willis
The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
Body & Soul by Stacey Kade
The Cat Who Robbed a Bank by Lilian Jackson Braun
Crescent Dawn by Clive and Dirk Cussler
The Empire Strikes Out by Robert Elias
Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
Gay Men Don't Get Fat by Simon Doonan
The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum by Kate Bernheimer
Gracie, The Lighthouse Cat by Ruth Brown
Homicide In Hardcover by Kate Carlisle
I Am Half-Sick Of Shadows by Alan Bradley
I Am Not Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
If Books Could Kill by Kate Carlisle
Island Sting by Bonnie J. Doerr
The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
Monster by A. Lee Martinez
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
One False Note by Gordon Korman
Planting Dandelions by Kyran Pittman
A River in the Sky (audio) by Elizabeth Peters
Sink Trap by Christy Evans
The Sword Thief (audio) by Peter Lerangis
The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Wet Cats by Rita Golden Gelman
Whad'ya Know? by Michael Feldman Withering Tights by Louise Rennison
Zed: A Cosmic Tale by Michel Gagné

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

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Comments for One False Note

One False Note: 04/05/13

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)One False Note by Gordon Korman is the second of the 39 Clues series. Amy, Dan and Nellie are en route to Vienna and Venice, following a clue buried in KV617 — a piece composed by Mozart for Benjamin Franklin.

Anytime there's a musical clue in a mystery aimed at children, I'm brought back to Scooby Doo where Velma figures out a clue left in a music score. As this clue, though, involves some danger, there's also a hint of Goonies and the TNT booby trapped piano that shows up in a couple different Looney Tunes shorts.

Mixed in the caper, there are a few geography and history lessons. For a short books, the lessons aren't that deep but they're more detailed than the Magic Tree House books. They are interesting enough to inspire curious readers to head to the nonfiction section of the library.

But as entertainment — they're fun. They have a similar pace and mixture of clues and danger as a Clive Cussler book. Except, they are about half the length of the average Dirk Pitt mystery.

Four stars

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