The Assassin’s Curse: The Blackthorn Key

By: Kevin Sands

In the third heart-pounding installment of the Blackthorn Key series, Christopher, Tom, and Sally face new codes, puzzles, and traps as they race to find the hidden treasure before someone else is murdered. Historical note.

ISBN: 9781534405233

JLG Release: Dec 2017

Series: Blackthorn Key
Sensitive Areas: Violence, Underage drinking, Murder
Topics: Adventure and adventurers , The supernatural , Friendship , Secret societies , Mystery and detective stories , Apprentices , Pharmacists , Curses , Conspiracies , History of seventeenth-century Paris, France , Louis XIII (1601–1643)

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Awards & Honors

2018 Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People Winner

Book Details



First Release

December 2017



Dewey Classification

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 4.7; Points: 13;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 3.4; Points: 21;


Level 610L


Print Book


Hardcover edition



Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence, Underage drinking, Murder


Adventure and adventurers, The supernatural, Friendship, Secret societies, Mystery and detective stories, Apprentices, Pharmacists, Curses, Conspiracies, History of seventeenth-century Paris, France, Louis XIII (1601–1643),

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