Something Rotten: A Horatio Wilkes Mystery
"Denmark, Tennessee, stank. Bad. Like dead fish fricasseed in sewer water." Horatio Wilkes is visiting his friend Hamilton Prince in Denmark, but the sulfurous air created by the Elsinore Paper Plant isn't the only thing that smells fishy. Hamilton's father is dead, and Hamilton's mother just married Hamilton's uncle. Horatio detects murder, but the killer is harder to determine when there are several possible suspects and motives. Can Horatio figure out whodunit before anyone else falls prey to rotten deeds?
JLG Release: Dec 2007
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, The Horn Book Guide, Kirkus Reviews
5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
Level 4.8; Points: 8;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 4.6; Points: 14;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse, Violence: Gun Violence, Violence: Cruelty to Animals
Pollution, Protests, Elitism, Friendship, Murder, Poison, Money, Families, Relationships, Wills, The theater, Inside informants, Hostile takeovers, Role-playing, Tailing suspects, Cell phones, Escape, Interrogations, Ambush, Exposing criminals, Guns, Mistaken identity, Proof, Alcoholism, Rehabilitation, The press, Hospitals, Dioxin, Cancer, Abduction, Rescue, Accidents, Reunions, Televised debates, Arrests,