Egyptian secrets take center stage in this interactive mystery where boys and girls can solve codes and puzzles right along with the multicultural cast of characters. Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. love playing around with codes. In fact, they love codes so much they have their own club, with a secret hideout and passwords that change every day. After learning about "steganography," the study of concealed writing, the Code Busters discover that artists have been hiding secret messages in their artwork for centuries. A clue hunt on a class trip to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum leads the Code Busters to an artifact that doesn't seem to quite fit with the rest of the collection. Could it be a forgery? The Code Busters code-cracking skills and new knowledge of hieroglyphic messages will help them get to the bottom of this mystery, but they better think fast before the criminal tries to frame them 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" "This intriguing tale has vivid characters and such a tantalizing cliffhanger that readers won't be able to resist cracking the next Code Busters." -"Kirkus Reviews" "Releases simultaneously in electronic book format (9781606844601).
About the Author
Penny Warner's first book in the Code Busters Club series, "The Secret of the Skeleton Key," was nominated for the Agatha Award for Best Children's/Young Adult novel, and the follow-up, "The Haunted Lighthouse," won the award the next year. She has also won both the Agatha Award and Anthony Award for her novel "The Mystery of the Haunted Caves." Her books have received excellent reviews and have been printed in fourteen countries throughout the world.
Warner lives in Danville, California. You may visit her online at www.pennywarner.com, and brush up on your sleuthing skills at www.CodeBustersClub.com. The author lives in Danville, CA.