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The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

Christopher Rowe is happy as an apprentice in Master Benedict Blackthorn’s apothecary shop. But when a mysterious cult begins murdering apothecaries in the district, life becomes dangerous. Then Master Blackthorn is murdered. Now, Christopher must follow the clues Blackthorn left and solve the mystery to prove his innocence and stop the killer.

The Blackthorn Key is a fun mix of mystery, adventure, and historical fiction. There are puzzles to solve and fast action scenes to capture the attention of a variety of readers. Better yet, if it captures your attention, there are several more books in the series.

Recommended ages–11-14 years old


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