Title Profile & Character Information

The Maze of Bones

Annotation
The first book in this groundbreaking multimedia series sends readers around the world on the hunt for the 39 Clues. Written by #1 New York Times bestseller Rick Riordan, and backed by $100,000 in prizes!

Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: "You have a choice - one million dollars or a clue." Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world's most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 Clues hidden around the world will reveal the family's secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what's important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents.



Awards
2011  Nevada Young Reader's Award

Characters
NameCahill, Amy
GenderFemale
OccupationStudent
TraitsOrphan
Shy

NameCahill, Dan
GenderBoy
OccupationStudent
TraitsOrphan
Precocious

GenreFiction
Juvenile
Mystery
Adventure
TopicsFamily secrets
Wills
Family histories
Inheritance
Puzzles
Power
Cryptic messages
Brothers and sisters
Orphans
Relatives
Quests
Contests
Competition
Franklin, Benjamin
Treasure hunts
SettingMassachusetts
Paris, France
France
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania


Series
  The 39 Clues series
1The Maze of bones
2One false note
3The Sword thief
4Beyond the grave
5The Black circle
6In too deep
7The Viper's nest
8The Emperor's code
9Storm warning
10Into the gauntlet
11Vespers rising