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The Time Detectives - The Witch of Nightmare Avenue

Terry Deary

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Faber and Faber

Published : 2000

Copyright : Terry Deary 2000

ISBN-10 : PB 0-571-20107-5
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-571-20107-5

Publisher's Write-Up

'These are the files of the toughest team ever to tackle time-crime... we are the TIME DETECTIVES!'

In each of these zany, fast-paced adventure stories, a young team of investigators uncover the truth behind a real-life historical mystery.

Was there really a witch living in Nightmare Avenue casting spells and putting curses on the people of Duckpool? The Time Detectives are determined to find out. They discover during their investigations the age-old fear of witchcraft and its persecution. But they soon encounter another ancient evil... greed!

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Review by Jay (010502) Rating (8/10)

Review by Jay
Rating 810
This book is about a team of children called The Time Detectives. They investigate historical events of a more gruesome nature in a very accessible way. In other words history that is fun :)

This story, the first in the series, tells the tale of an old lady living in the last house of a street being knocked down and everyone thinks she is a witch.

The book looks at the history of witches and the ways people tried to find out if you were a witch, like dunking and throwing them off cliffs. It was really good and showed the more superstitious side of human nature.
Jay (1st May 2002)

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