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Case Of The Autumn Rose (Not Available-Out Of Prin [Paperback]

By Rick Acker (Author)
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Sibling sleuths Kirstin and Arthur Davis are the successful partners of the Davis Detective Agency. They have an unblemished record of taking down locker thieves and recovering lost puppies.

But this time, they are up to their necks in a real case of international mystery. . . where the Autumn Rose is anything but what it seems.

Arthur was about to climb out of the car when he heard a strangled scream. He crouched down behind the front seat and carefully peered out at what was happening. Three large Asian man in jeans and T-shirts and with black gloves on their hands were carrying a struggling man out of the bathroom. His mouth, arms, and legs were bound with silver duct tape.

His heart racing, Arthur felt for his cell phone. With a sinking feeling, he realized that he had left it at home.

Publishers Description

Meet Arthur and Kirstin Davis. They're a fairly typical brother and sister (arguments and all), who just happen to be the Davis Detective agency. With an impeccable record on cases involving locker thieves and lost dogs, the sibling sleuths come face to face with the ""big time."" A seemingly innocent call from Madame Dragonfly in Vietnam asks them about the Autumn Rose. They quickly discover that the Autumn Rose is not just a nearby horse farm. And unfortunately Madame Dragonfly isn't the only one who knows what the real Autumn Rose is. Before they realize what's happening, Arthur and Kirstin are drawn into a terrifying race to find the priceless Autumn Rose first, before it falls into the wrong hands.

""Wow I could have never imagined a book so well written Move over J.K. Rowling You've got competition "" oJessi, age 11 "

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Case Of The Autumn Rose (Not Available-Out Of Prin by Rick Acker has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • CBA Retailers - 01/01/2003 page 136

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Item Specifications...

Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.54"
Weight:   0.34 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 23, 2003
Publisher   Kregel Publications
Grade Level  Middle School  
Age  9-14
Series  Davis Detective Mysteries  
ISBN  0825420040  
ISBN13  9780825420047  

Availability  0 units.

More About Rick Acker

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rick Acker is a Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice. He prosecutes corporate fraud lawsuits like those described in When the Devil Whistles. He has led confidential investigations into a number of large and sensitive cases that made headlines in and out of California. Rick holds law degrees from the University of Oslo and the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with honors. In addition to his novels, he is a contributing author on two legal treatises published by the American Bar Association. Rick lives with his wife in the San Francisco area. Visit him on the Web at:

Rick Acker currently resides in San Francisco San Francisco. Rick Acker was born in 1966.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Horror > Mysteries, Espionage, & Detectives
3Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Christianity > Ages 9-12
4Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Fiction > Fiction
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Fiction > Mystery

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Just what a mom is looking for in a book for her children  May 24, 2006
I bought this book for my son based upon a recommendation on It isn't easy finding good literature with a Christian based foundation so I was delighted when this had adventure, morals, and values. My son thoroughly enjoyed the story and looks forward to reading more of Mr. Acker's books. Cheryl Dickow, author, "Raising Christian Children in a Secular World."
Good for all ages  Aug 11, 2003
I got this for my next door neighbor's son (12), but decided to read it myself first. I really, really enjoyed it. In fact I got so "into" it that I failed to get several things done that I was supposed to work on that day. It is well written, full of action, and really keeps you guessing.
Great book with good values!  Jul 9, 2003
Like the previous reviewer, I LOVED Harry Potter, and I liked this book as well. It was a quick, entertaining story that kept me guessing until the end. While this book is geared toward young adults, I think adults could enjoy it too.
"Move over J.K. Rowling, you've got competition"  Mar 2, 2003
I took that quote from a review on the back of the book, but I have to agree that this book is as engaging and well-written as the Harry Potter books. It has vivid imagery and an excellent moral lesson on the importance of family values and the dangers of loving material possessions. This book also won the gold medallion award from Kregel Publishing, which is a tribute to this newly published author. Mr. Acker has a knack for mystery-writing and his style is refreshingly unpredictable. The book is set in part on a horse farm, and there are some fast-paced suspenseful chase scenes set in Door County, Wisconsin. The brother/sister detective team of Arthur and Kirstin allow the book to be gender neutral. I had a hard time putting this book down, and the last time I felt that way was while reading the Harry Potter series. I give this book an A+. (P.S. I heard that there is a sequel in the works, and that one is just as good.)

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