The Scream Museum (P.C. Hawke Mysteries, #1)by Published 01 Jul 2001
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P.C. Hawke and his partner investigate the murder of the chief biologist at the Museum of Natural History. As they dig into the strange story, they discover a stolen world-famous necklace, an anthropologist trained in Indonesian medicine and hypnosis, and a fat, hairy tarantula named Aristotle.
The Scream Museum (P.C. Hawke Mysteries, #1) Reviews
I think this book was exciting and made me keep turning the pages. I recommend this book to those who are mystery lovers.
Definitely written for teens. It would have been nicely suited to my fifth grade teacher's shelf of R.L. Stine novels. That said, it was well-written and a fun mystery. I felt some conclusions were reached with no lead-up and those felt contrived. For writing years ago, Mr. Zindel succeeds is not being overly dated. He wrote his teen protagonists well and believably.
Okay read. Was proofing it for the library at our school and will not be putting it in the library due to the references to voodoo, ouija boards, tarot cards, etc. However, it was not a terrible book. Just don't feel it's a good addition for our library for the missionary community here in Haiti.
It was a mystery...and I loved it! PC Hawke (private investigator) and his partner in crime, Mackenzie ( a snake skin purse carrying diva of a detective!) take on a tough case at the New York City's Museum of Natural History where PC's Dad is employed. When the innocent and motive-less janitor is accused of the crime, the detecting duo know something is up and they decide to get to the bottom of the case.
Great read for middle schoolers. I love how they put together all the clues! Nice one!
An odd murder mystery set in the Museum of Natural History. Characters do too much thinking aloud. There is the standard hard-headed, I-am-right detective that frustrates the young sleuths every time they have a clue that needs consideration.
Not very exciting.