It has been a few months since the events The Case of the Haunted House and now as this fourth book in the well done series opens, it is Christmas time.  This means it is time for his Dad to come to Quinn under the divorce visitation agreement between his parents. This year, Quinn and his Dad will be going to see his dad’s sister, Aunt Kim. Aunt Kim has a daughter, Summer, who is Quinn’s age. They live on Ocracoke Island which is located on the outer banks of North Carolina. It has been a long time since they were there but, Quinn remembers having a good time before and is eagerly looking forward to the trip.


Quinn and his Dad soon arrive at the home of Summer and Aunt Kim. It doesn’t take long for the boy detective to figure out there are problems. The biggest issue is the fact that Aunt Kim may lose the house because she can’t make the payments. Quinn figures there has to be a way to help.  Maybe if Summer and Quinn actually found  Blackbeard’s treasure that would save the house.  Of course, they aren’t the only ones looking and eyes are watching Quinn and Summer every move.


Aimed primarily at boys 8-12, this book is a fun fast read. Along the way the history of the Wright Brother’s famous fight and a few other things are skillfully worked into the story. A story that moves forward at a steady pace providing plenty of action and clues to consider. Like the other books in this series that began with The Case of the Missing Homework the read is positive, uplifting, and just flat out good stuff.



The Adventures of Quinn Higgins Boy Detective: The Case of Blackbeard’s Treasure

Douglas Quinn

AAS White Heron Press (via CreateSpace)

March 2012

ISBN# 978-1470093365


111 Pages




Material once again supplied by the author’s publicist, Donna Higgins Colson, on the author’s behalf.



Kevin R. Tipple ©2012

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