The Black Circle

The Black Circle

Book - 2009
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Dan and Amy are on their most dangerous quest yet, one that brings them face to face with the only force capable of scaring the vicious Lucians: the Madrigals.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780545060455
Characteristics: 168 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. + 6 game cards.

Related Resources


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jan 15, 2020

this was so great I started to write my own 39 clues, fan fiction.

Jul 10, 2015

The fifth book of the 39 clues was also very interesting. This book was interesting, because it took Amy and Dan through a lot of different places where they found clues to NRR. Overall, I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has read the previous four book of the series.

Jun 03, 2015

How could they run away from Nellie?

Feb 20, 2015

great series!! Love it! Just the right balance of adventure and humor.

Dec 07, 2014

this book was great like me

I find the chopper interesting. and it was kind of the russian spy lady whats her name to save dan and amy from the lucians... i'm about to read book six...can't wait!!!!4.5 stars.

orange_dolphin_185 Aug 26, 2014

exciting book

h8badbooks Jan 29, 2014

awsome series

Jul 21, 2013

why is it considered as an aldult book???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

May 22, 2013

ksiem03 you are soooooooooo right!!!!!! :D :)

View All Comments


Add Age Suitability

violet_dolphin_1500 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

TheWealthySoldier Mar 11, 2015

TheWealthySoldier thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

IllSnipeYouFromAMileAway thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99

orange_dolphin_185 Aug 26, 2014

orange_dolphin_185 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Jun 18, 2012

blue_falcon_148 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Jun 12, 2012

Namineni thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 12

Aug 16, 2011

shaaru98 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jul 30, 2011

henein thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Nov 23, 2010

Arobe thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

Oct 19, 2010

firex100 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

View All Ages


Add a Quote
orange_dolphin_185 Aug 26, 2014

Dan took off like a monkey ,arms and legs working in unison as he raced up another twenty-five feet.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

"Now, girls," Eisenhower said. "We can't go flinging people at the funeral. This is a happy occasion!"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

The whole Holt family was way too buff. They had meaty hands and thick necks and faces that looked like G.I. Joe figures. Even the mom looked like she should be shaving and chewing on a cigar.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Dan thought it was kind of stupid they'd hired a hearse to carry Grace a hundred yards down the driveway. They could've put wheels on the coffin like they have on suitcases and that would've worked just as well.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Dan liked her because she made amazing waffles and she usually cranked her iPod up to brain-damage level. She didn't even hear when Dan's bottle rocket collection went off and strafed the building across the alley. Dan would miss Nellie when she got fired.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

"Hmph! This Nellie almost let you burn down the neighbor's apartment building!"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

"Nellie's nice!" Dan protested.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

"What are you reading this time?" he asked. "Medieval European Doorknobs? Bath Towels Through the Ages?"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

Amy was three years older and six inches taller than Dan, and she never let him forget it – like being fourteen was such a big deal. Dan hoped her outfit was as uncomfortable as his stupid suit and tie. Aunt Beatrice had thrown a fit when he tried to go to the funeral in his ninja clothes.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

His favorite rubbing read: PRUELLA GOODE 1891-1929 I'M DEAD. LET'S HAVE A PARTY.

View All Quotes


Add a Summary
orange_dolphin_185 Aug 26, 2014

The black circle is about Amy and dan and they have to find a clue in russia before anyone else they find it with help of someone named nrr

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 02, 2012

After receiving a telegram from a mysterious person known only as 'NRR', Dan and Amy leave for Russia. Allying with the Holts, Amy and Dan infiltrate a Lucian stronghold.

Jun 07, 2012

This time, Amy and Dan travel to Russia. They bump into their relatives but then finds a Lucian Clue in the Church of Blood. They also meet Nayatylia and double-sided person for the Lucians teams and Amy / Dan......

Aug 21, 2011

39 Clues Bk5

Aug 10, 2011

WHERE ARE AMY AND DAN CAHILL? The two kids were last seen in Egypt, hunting for one of the 39 Clues that could make them the most powerful people on earth. But no one has seen the siblings since. Has the ruthless Irina Spasky finally tracked them down? Or worse...the Madrigals? No one knows where the Clue hunt leads next. But one thing is certain – Book 5 is gearing up to be Dan and Amy’s most dangerous adventure yet.

Oct 18, 2010

Amy and Dan head to Russia in search for the mystrious NRR, They then realise the place that holds information of their parent's murder!


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at CPL

To Top