New in paperback! A fun interactive mystery with a hunt for pirate treasure. Crack codes along with the multicultural cast of characters. Common Core and STEM connections make for easy classroom use.
Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. are the Code Busters--clever clue hunters with a passion for puzzles. On a class trip to the Carmel Mission and the nearby Mission Trail Nature Preserve, the Code Busters learn about California's only known pirate and his missing plunder. Now they're tracking a new prize: pirate gold! But with a fortune at stake, the codes are bound to be hard.
Will the Code Busters be able to follow mysterious maps and figure out the tricky riddles along the way, or will this mystery be too difficult for the friends to solve?
This interactive mystery features more than fifteen codes and puzzles for you to decipher along with the Code Busters, including the Orienteering code, Morse code, and the Trail Signs code. Answers are in the back, if you ever get stuck.
Winner of the 2012 Agatha Award for Case #2: The Haunted Lighthouse Nominated for the 2011 Agatha Award for Case #1: The Secret of the Skeleton Key
"[A] fun series sure to appeal to graduates of Encyclopedia Brown and Ivy & Bean."--Shelf Awareness
"[R]eaders won't be able to resist cracking the next Code Busters."--Kirkus
"[A] good choice for mystery lovers." --Booklist
Also available in hardcover (ISBN: 9781606844571) and electronic book (ISBN: 9781606844588) formats.
The Code Busters Club, Case #3: The Mystery of the Pirate's Treasure by Penny Warner