In a riotously dystopic future Zimbabwe, three privileged siblings tumble into an adventure involving a criminal talking monkey, trash-people, a traditional village preserved against time, and Soul Stealers. Hot on their trail are Ear, Eye and Arm, detectives whose qualifications include mutation-enhanced senses and a gift certificate to Mr. Thirsty's Beer Hall masquerading as a diploma. Hilarious, intricate, outrageously imagined, and truly creepy-- a winner!— Reva
< b>A Newbery Honor Book< br>An ALA Best Book for Young Adults< /b>< P>Zimbabwe, 2194. When the three children of the wealthy and powerful General Matsika steal out of the house on a forbidden adventure and promptly disappear, their parents call in the best detectives in Africa: the Ear, the Eye and the Arm.