Triple Threat

Claire Birch, Author Yearling Books $2.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-440-40501-6
Mystery lovers can sink their teeth into a new series starring a young heroine obsessed with all things equine. Lucy's love of riding and desire to win horse show ribbons leads her to spend most of her free time at the stables or in the Saddlery. When a thief in search of an antique hunting print disrupts her lessons and endangers her friends and the horses, Lucy does some investigating to help unravel the puzzle. Happily, Birch's light foreshadowing offers enough clues about the villain without prematurely revealing his identity. Lucy is a well-rounded, likable adolescent whose curiosity and level-headedness move the plot along at full tilt. Birch's balanced cast of supporting characters meshes perfectly with the story's action and intrigue. The stable setting, details of equestrian events and casual riding jargon add texture that will hold special appeal for readers who are at home in the saddle. Ages 9-12. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 07/29/1991
Release date: 08/01/1991
Genre: Children's
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