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Samurai Detectives Series
Also known or published as Samurai Mysteries
Authors: Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler
Number of Books in Series: 7
Age Group: 9 - 14 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 4.9-5.4
GLE 4.4-6.5
DRA 50
Lexile® measure 710L-800L

Book 1 Summary: While attempting to solve the mystery of a stolen jewel, Seikei, a merchant's son who longs to be a samurai, joins a group of kabuki actors in eighteenth-century Japan.

Samurai Detectives Book List:

This series should be read in the correct order listed here.

Book 1: The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
Ages 9-14. June 21, 1999.
AR: 5.1 (7.0 Points, Quiz #31178);  GLE: 6.5
F&P/GRL: U;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 740L

Book 2: The Demon in the Teahouse
Ages 9-14. May 21, 2001.
AR: 5.3 (6.0 Points, Quiz #48145);  GLE: 5.8
F&P/GRL: U;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 730L

Book 3: In Darkness, Death
Ages 9-14. March 30, 2004.
AR: 5.2 (6.0 Points, Quiz #75428);  GLE: 5.8
F&P/GRL: U;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 760L

Book 4: The Sword that Cut the Burning Grass
Ages 9-14. May 19, 2005.
AR: 5.4 (6.0 Points, Quiz #88044);  GLE: 4.4
Lexile measure: 720L

Book 5: A Samurai Never Fears Death
Ages 9-14. March 1, 2007.
AR: 5.2 (6.0 Points, Quiz #113364);  GLE: 5.5
Lexile measure: 800L

Book 6: Seven Paths to Death
Ages 9-14. October 16, 2008.
AR: 4.9 (6.0 Points, Quiz #124695)
Lexile measure: 710L

Book 7: The Red-Headed Demon
Ages 9-14. April 3, 2014.

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 7 Books

List of Awards:

2005 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award

Other Websites for Additional Information:

Author Website for Dorothy Hoobler
Author Website for Thomas Hoobler


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