History Literature / The39Clues

1st Jan '18 11:17:01 AM nombretomado
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* YoungFutureFamousPeople: ''The Houdini Escape'' features a young HarryHoudini, and there is short story about young UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill in ''The Black Book of Buried Secrets''.

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* YoungFutureFamousPeople: ''The Houdini Escape'' features a young HarryHoudini, Creator/HarryHoudini, and there is short story about young UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill in ''The Black Book of Buried Secrets''.
19th Dec '17 7:38:47 PM DraconisWombat13203
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A third series, named Unstoppable, was published from late 2013 to 2014, dealing with some of the fallout from the conflict with the Vespers, with presidential candidate J. Rutherford Pierce serving as {{Big Bad}}. Scholastic proceeded to publish a fourth one, from early 2015 to mid 2016, in which a new villain with mysterious ties to Grace named the Outcast has taken control of much of the family's resources. A standalone novel named Outbreak was released in late 2016, dealing with the doings of a pharmaceutical company with which Sinead Starling was involved.

23rd Nov '17 12:51:13 AM The12thDoctor
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* LampshadeHanging: Amy [[TemptingFate confidently mentions how easy it will be to find the name of particular plant]]. Cut to Amy and Dan in their hotel room, struggling to find one match out of the countless plant descriptions out there, and Dan complaining that Amy [[TemptingFate tempted fate]].



* OnlyAFleshWound: [[spoiler: Natalie]] is shot in the foot.



* RivalsTeamUp: The Cahills and the Kabras in ''The Sword Thief''.
7th Nov '17 2:01:27 AM The12thDoctor
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* BackForTheFinale: In contrast to the previous book, which only featured two clue-hunting teams, ''all'' surviving teams come back for the last book.



* BigBad: [[spoiler: Isabel Kabra]]

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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Isabel Kabra]]Kabra]].



* ChekhovsSkill: At first, Jonah's love of Shakespeare seems to have only been thrown in to show that Jonah has HiddenDepths, instead of just being a JiveTurkey and TeenIdol. [[spoiler: It turns out that a knowledge of Shakespeare's lost plays is required to reach the end of the gauntlet and find the final clue.]]



* CoincidentalBroadcast: Used in book 8. Dan has just left the company of the Wizards, with whom he'd temporarily allied after [[spoiler: he and Amy split due to an argument]]. He ends up watching a TV report on weather conditions at Mount Everest, where he suspects the clue that they're looking for is hidden - and suddenly sees a few familiar faces on the broadcast. Turns out that the rival Clue-hunting team of the Holts have beaten everyone else to the mountain.



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Irina.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Irina.]][[spoiler:Irina]] in ''In Too Deep''.



* LiterallyFallingInLove: In ''The Sword Thief'', [[spoiler: Ian falls on top of Amy while saving her life, and the two share a kiss. However, the pseudo-RelationshipUpgrade is short-lived, as he leaves her in a cave to die almost immediately afterward.]]
* LittleGirlsKickShins: Amy (though hardly a little girl at age fourteen) to Ian in ''The Black Circle''.



* NeverFoundTheBody: What happened with [[spoiler: Alistair Oh in Book 3. Dan and Amy were genuinely upset about his death until... they found his dirty glove and realized he must have survived then left without them]]



* ReconcileTheBitterFoes: [[spoiler: This is the goal of the Madrigals, and Amy and Dan manage to bring about a truce between the clue-hunting teams.]]
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath: For Irina]].

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* ReconcileTheBitterFoes: [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This is the goal of the Madrigals, and Amy and Dan manage to bring about a truce between the clue-hunting teams.]]
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: For Irina]].



* SarcasticConfession: When Uncle Shep asks what Amy and Dan are trying to do and why people are trying to kill them, Dan tells him the truth. Of course, Shep doesn't believe him, especially because Dan had made up several false, equally ridiculous stories before.



* SixthRanger: [[spoiler: The Madrigals are a Cahill family branch ]]

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* SixthRanger: [[spoiler: The Madrigals are a Cahill family branch ]]branch]].



* TomatoInTheMirror: This should be two living Tomatoes and three dead Tomatoes in the Mirror. Book #7 has Dan Cahill revealing Cahill's family's branch. It happens to be [[spoiler: Madrigals, a branch known for its secretiveness. The reason is explained at the end of Book #9, the Madrigals' main goal is to unite the all five branches of the Cahill Family.]]

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* TomatoInTheMirror: This should be two living Tomatoes and three dead Tomatoes in the Mirror. Book #7 ''The Viper's Nest'' has Dan Cahill revealing Cahill's family's branch. It happens to be [[spoiler: Madrigals, a branch known for its secretiveness. The reason is explained at the end of Book #9, ''Storm Warning'', the Madrigals' main goal is to unite the all five branches of the Cahill Family.]]



* WasItAllALie: Type 2 occurs in the third book. [[ShrinkingViolet Amy Cahill]] wonders this after she and her brother make an alliance with [[TheRival Ian and Natalie Kabra]], during which Ian flirts with her. The alliance ends with [[spoiler: the Kabras making off with what Dan led them to believe was the clue, and in the meantime trapping the Cahills in a cave.]]



[[spoiler: A Madrigal, in Four Parts]].

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[[spoiler: '''[[spoiler: A Madrigal, in Four Parts]].'''''



* YouWouldntShootMe: Ian tells [[spoiler: Isabel]] that he doesn't believe that she would shoot [[spoiler: her own daughter, Natalie]].
14th Jun '17 7:39:04 PM The12thDoctor
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** ''The Viper's Nest'': [[spoiler:[[TomatoInTheMirror Amy and Dan are Madrigals]].]]

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** ''The Viper's Nest'': [[spoiler:[[TomatoInTheMirror Amy and Dan are Madrigals]].Madrigals, just like their parents and Grace before them]].]]



* WhamLine: In ''The Viper's Nest'', Grace says that she can't listen to the music of Orlando di Lasso because it's "a sad reminder" of the Hope and Arthur. Amy and Dan have some of di Lasso's music:
--> Mon couer se reccomande a vous by Orlando di Lasso: [[spoiler: A Madrigal, in Four Parts]]

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* WhamLine: In ''The Viper's Nest'', Grace says that she can't listen to the music of Orlando di Lasso because it's "a sad reminder" of the Hope and Arthur. Arthur's branch. When Amy and Dan have some of di Lasso's music:
--> Mon couer
music, they find out which branch they belong to because of the title and the above fact:
-->''Mon coeur
se reccomande a vous by Orlando di Lasso: Lasso.\\
[[spoiler: A Madrigal, in Four Parts]]Parts]].
15th Aug '16 3:45:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ThemeNaming: The Holts are all named after iconic United States political figures. Eisenhower and this twin daughters, Reagan and Madison, are all named after the surnames of U.S. Presidents: DwightDEisenhower, RonaldReagan, and JamesMadison. Eisenhower's wife is named Mary-Todd (UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln's First Lady), their son is named Hamilton (presumably for AlexanderHamilton) and their dog is named Arnold (Benedict, possibly?).

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* ThemeNaming: The Holts are all named after iconic United States political figures. Eisenhower and this twin daughters, Reagan and Madison, are all named after the surnames of U.S. Presidents: DwightDEisenhower, RonaldReagan, UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, and JamesMadison. UsefulNotes/JamesMadison. Eisenhower's wife is named Mary-Todd (UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln's First Lady), their son is named Hamilton (presumably for AlexanderHamilton) UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton) and their dog is named Arnold (Benedict, possibly?).
13th Jul '16 3:50:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[RedheadedHero Redheaded Heroine]]: Amy.
1st Jul '16 6:25:56 PM bookworm11
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* ThemeNaming: The Holts are all named after iconic United States political figures. Eisenhower and this twin daughters, Reagan and Madison, are all named after the surnames of U.S. Presidents. Eisenhower's wife is named Mary-Todd (Abraham Lincoln's First Lady), their son is named Hamilton (presumably for Alexander Hamilton) and their dog is named Arnold (Benedict, possibly?).

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* ThemeNaming: The Holts are all named after iconic United States political figures. Eisenhower and this twin daughters, Reagan and Madison, are all named after the surnames of U.S. Presidents. Presidents: DwightDEisenhower, RonaldReagan, and JamesMadison. Eisenhower's wife is named Mary-Todd (Abraham Lincoln's (UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln's First Lady), their son is named Hamilton (presumably for Alexander Hamilton) AlexanderHamilton) and their dog is named Arnold (Benedict, possibly?).
8th May '16 3:37:13 AM BohemianBob43
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* MeleeATrois: Between all 7 teams.
7th May '16 5:45:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* HandsomeDevil: Ian Kabra seems to be molded perfectly for this. His sister Natalie is a [[GenderFlip gender flipped]] version of this.



* OppositesAttract: [[ShrinkingViolet Amy]] [[BrainyBrunette Cahill]] and [[HandsomeDevil Ian]] [[EvilBrit Kabra]]; see UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo below.

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* OppositesAttract: [[ShrinkingViolet Amy]] [[BrainyBrunette Cahill]] and [[HandsomeDevil Ian]] [[EvilBrit Ian Kabra]]; see UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo below.



* WasItAllALie: Type 2 occurs in the third book. [[ShrinkingViolet Amy Cahill]] wonders this after she and her brother make an alliance with [[TheRival Ian and Natalie Kabra]], during which [[HandsomeDevil Ian]] flirts with her. The alliance ends with [[spoiler: the Kabras making off with what Dan led them to believe was the clue, and in the meantime trapping the Cahills in a cave.]]

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* WasItAllALie: Type 2 occurs in the third book. [[ShrinkingViolet Amy Cahill]] wonders this after she and her brother make an alliance with [[TheRival Ian and Natalie Kabra]], during which [[HandsomeDevil Ian]] Ian flirts with her. The alliance ends with [[spoiler: the Kabras making off with what Dan led them to believe was the clue, and in the meantime trapping the Cahills in a cave.]]
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