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The Beast of Blackslope (Digital Audiobook)

The Sherlock Files #2

By Tracy Barrett, John Allen Nelson (Narrator)

Publication Date: April 12, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/15/2011)
Prebound (3/15/2011)
Hardcover (5/12/2009)


Xena and Xander Holmes are back . . . and so is a mysterious beast from Sherlock’s casebook!

Xena and Xander have been looking forward to their vacation in the peaceful country village of Blackslope. But when a huge monster begins to terrorize the town, the young detectives are faced with a mystery that seems impossible to solve. 
Sherlock Holmes, Xena and Xander’s famous ancestor, investigated the case of a horrible beast in Blackslope, but that was nearly a hundred years ago. It couldn’t be the same creature after all this time—or could it?

About the Author

Tracy Barrett is the author of numerous books and magazine articles for young readers.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree with honors in Classics-Archaeology from Brown University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Italian Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Her scholarly interests in the ancient and medieval worlds overlap in her fiction and nonfiction works.
Tracy has taught courses on writing for children and on children's literature at various institutions and frequently makes presentations to groups of students, librarians, teachers, and others.

Tracy teaches Italian, Women's Studies, and Humanities at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, two Jack Russell terriers, and a cat.  For more information visit her online at

From the Compact Disc edition.