Eleven-year-old Max Martin and his fellow scooter riders Oscar Santiago and Lily Blue (and her pet chameleon, Speck) are hot on the trail of a thief in a puzzling case: The Wheels That Vanished. Max saw a strange green bicycle whiz by him onto a bridge. But it never came out the other end! How could it have vanished? The thief on the bicycle stole two very important things, and now it's up to Max, Oscar, and Lily to use their clues, and their scooters, to find them. It will take the best scooter skills they have, and a wild scooter ride, for the three friends to catch the crook!
Michael Dahl, the author of more than a dozen non?ction books, has also published poetry and plays. The Viking Claw is Dahl's fourth Finnegan Zwake mystery. The earlier titles in the series are The Horizontal Man, The Worm Tunnel, and The Ruby Raven. Dahl is also the author of Scooter Spies, a series of mysteries for younger readers, whose titles include The Wheels That Vanished and The Ghost That Barked. A theater director, actor, and comedian in Minneapolis, Dahl has a wide variety of unusual creatures in his household: Venus's-?ytraps, ?ddler crabs, African dwarf frogs, an elementary school teacher, and an Australian red-heeler named Gus. He can be e-mailed at ?firstname.lastname@example.org.