Someone is coming for Nick—and maybe his sister and all the girls who ever helped him solve a mystery. In an abandoned theme park atop a Georgia mountain on New Year’s night, a phantom gunslinger steps from the shadows and calls Nick into Main Street for a showdown. Why does the Man In Black want Nick to leave Old West World in a pine box? Nick counts the cases he’s solved and realizes he’s made lots of enemies, any number of whom might want him gone. Nick is about to learn that loose ends from past cases may leave him tied to a train trestle with the Black Beauty’s cowcatcher bearing down. In Old West World, doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons may leave you on the wrong end of a tombstone.
Complete the “Official Criminal Inquiry” to see if you have the makings of a homicide detective. With questions at the back of the book, you can fill in the answers while you read. When finished, your book report should be thorough enough to catch a crook! Parents can trust the Caden Chronicles. There is no sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language, only a wee bit of humor. 🙂
★ Shortlisted as a Selah Award Winner for Middle Grade Fiction ★