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The Deadly Dungeon (A to Z Mysteries #4)

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  1,857 ratings  ·  75 reviews
While visiting Wallis's castle, Dink and his friends investigate strange noises that lead them to a dangerous secret.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published 1999 by Scholastic (first published January 1st 1998)
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The Deadly Dungeon : by Ron Roy
This is a good book talks about three guys and a adult the names of the guys are :Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose they go to a few holidays to the house of an uncle its that is close to the beach they are traveling in a bus together with an adult who takes care of them the name of its uncle is wallis they are anxious for coming and knowing how the beach is the place where they are going to live when they come to the place before they come to the house of its uncle he(she
Dan Prillwitz
“The Deadly Dungeon” is a book written about three kids Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose who are going to visit their friend Wallis Wallace. The journey starts off with the three riding in a bus on the way to Belfast, Maine where they would be picked up by Wallis. To their surprise Wallis does not pick them up ,but her brother Walker does. Walker takes them to Wallis’ castle and they settle in and eat. The next day they go lobstering with Walker. They come back and eat in this playhouse at Wallis’ cast ...more
May 17, 2013 Aaron_ebert rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys a mystery and children the ages of 8-12
Recommended to Aaron_ebert by: Corbin Billington
Shelves: childrens-books
"The Deadly Dungeon" by Ron Roy is a book where Josh, Dink, and Ruth Rose go to the Moose Manor in Pennsylvania to visit their good friends, Wallis Wallace and Walker Wallace. While they're there, there is a screech within the walls of the manor. The screech is thought to be the Ghost of Emory Scott. The manor is located on a hill and at the base of the hill is a cave. The group decides to explore the cave. Within the cave they find a dungeon that holds two endangered, caged parrots. Later that ...more
Corbin Billington
“A-Z Mysteries: The Deadly Dungeon” is based on a group of friends who have a similar interest in an Author. They visit her house to find there is a dungeon in the basement and eventually want to explore it to find a ghost. This book was a good read and was easy to finish while keeping my attention. I rated this book three of five stars because I felt the book was too easy to read for my age of people. I recommend this book to all young readers who are interested in mystery books.
Katie Gibson
This A to Z Mysteries book, called “The Deadly Dungeon” is a great mystery book for kids in grades 2-4. Growing up, I always used to read the Nancy Drew, Boxcar Children and Hardee Boys books, however, I was never introduced to the A to Z Mysteries books. Now that I have read one, I really wish I had been exposed to them when I was in elementary school. I was very engaged by this book and I think it had lots of suspense and literary elements throughout.

In this book, the three children, Ruth Ros
For 2nd-4th graders, I think the A to Z Mysteries series, specifically The Deadly Dungeon, is engaging. The chapters are fairly short, and there are some illustrations sprinkled throughout. Both the illustrations and the writing are very descriptive, and help paint a detailed picture of the scenes and what transpires throughout the story. In this story, Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are visiting an author that they befriended earlier in the series. The author lives in a castle that she believes is h ...more
I had never read an A to Z Mystery, and I'm trying to sample all of the major kids' mystery series. This series is just right for the after Junie B. Jones set--just a little harder, but the chapters are fairly short and there are still some pictures. Three friends, Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose, are visiting an author that they saved in one of the previous books in the series. The author lives in a castle that is believed to be haunted, and there are strange sounding shrieks from time to time, but n ...more
Mahin711 Swagger Down
This series is pretty interesting. In this particular book the three detectives try to figure out the mystery of the haunted dungeon. The owner of the castle believes that her castle is haunted but the three detectives figure out that someone had been putting parrots in the basement to make the creepy noises. The big idea of this book is that you shouldn't trespass into other property.
At first the three detectives went to visit Wallis, the lady with the haunted castle. She thought her house w
This one has been my favorite one so far! My youngest and I are slowly making our way through the series and this was the first one that she guessed "who done it" way early on.

But it was great to hear where Wallace Wallace lives. too bad we're doing the audio and are missing all those pictures!
This book was fun for my children, ages 9 and 6. It was even easier to figure out than the others. It was short and easy to read. My son was a little disappointed that we didn't learn about the kittens from the last book. For an adult, this series would be quite dull. However, this has so far been a great series for young children.
Beth Anne
Read aloud to Emma and Will. This is a fun series, and it was fun to hear them making guesses about what will happen next. I was impressed with their guesses! And they were fooled by the misinformation clues that I was able to see through.
5 stars. Why? Owen likes dungeons, castles, going fishing, and being in boats. He likes the stories with robbers in them. For me, I appreciated the existence of a real mystery, though the existence of a robber takes quite a while to develop.
Dink, Ruth Rose, and their friend Josh explore a haunted castle by the sea. My child kept saying, "When are they going into the Deadly Dungeon?" which was a reasonable criticism, in terms of authorial promises made.
Raiyaan Bhombal
I downloaded this app thinking i will be able to download and read the books... Is it available ?? If yes then pls someone direct me to how to do so.. If no then i recommend ull to also provide reading the books
they found out that there was a deadly dungeon then they found these green parrets then got locked in they found another way and the parrets safe who hid the parrets there
they went to a castle! it was an authors castle. her name was wallace waces. kert almost killed parrots! they solved the mystery!
Edward Creter
This one si toooo easy. A 3-year-old could solve this one in the first 3 seconds max! Our three junior detectives--Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose--are invited to Belfast, maine to a castle owned by the reclusive and beautiful Wallis Wallace, once rescued in volume A (Or is it the other way around?) to warn them that the castle is haunted by screams in the night...and if they're lucky, they can go lobster fishing. So our Mystery Machine Trio wander the dungeons, stumble on poachers and snack on DUNGENN ...more
Rachel Ferguson
fun romp in a castle. they find a secret dungeon and solve the mystery of the movie actor's screaming ghost.
I do not like this book because it is scary. But I picked it because I thought it would be interesting.
Miho Kobayashi
-RANDOM HOUSE,level 2.4
-Time 10/9 = 20 minutes: 10/14 = 60 minutes
-7-word summary: Wallis - invited - Dink - Josh - Ruth - terrible - visit
-Discussion questions:
1.Do you like mystery?
Yes, I like it very much because it is a little fear, but it is fun to continue to read and finaly, I am always surprised at ending!
2.Whose novel do you often read?
I like Keigo Higashino's novel. His mystery is very interesting, so I not often but sometimes read it.

I like mysteries so I was attracted to title of thi
Mac West
i liked the book. it is really good to read, and it has a lot of mysteries to solve.
Really enjoyed the story. Oliver said it was his favorite to date...
Jun 14, 2009 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is an exciting mystery as Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose explore a castle in Maine. Is there a ghost? They even get to go lobstering on Wallis Wallace's brother's boat. This was not our favorite story of the A to Z Mysteries series so far, but it was exciting and fun to read. We are looking forward to the next book in the series, The Empty Envelope.
Title: The Deadly Dungeon

Author: Ron Roy

Series: A to Z Mysteries #4


Summary: Dink's favorite mystery writer, Wallis Wallace, has invited Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose for a sleepover - in a haunted castle! But as soon as the young detectives arrive, they start hearing screams behind the walls. Will they discover who - or what - is haunting Moose Manor?

Review: The teamwork of these characters makes me wanting more every time.

Things I loved: The D mystery!

Things I Hated: N/A
Ramita Rajesh
i have not read a story like this
Lucy gives it a millions stars.
I probably would have given this three stars, but my sons loved it and it was for them that we read it. In a castle built by a now-dead movie star in Maine, three young sleuths investigate a strange noise that is said to be the ghost of the actor. It's not, but I won't spoil it for you. My sons were intrigued with the secret passageways and caves and boats and other things automatically charming to children. There were at least two possible culprits for the crime they uncovered, so at least ther ...more
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Full name: Wallace Ronald Roy
Most known for the children's mystery series "A-Z Mysteries" and "Calendar Mysteries"
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