(W) Kris Bertin (A) Alexander Forbes. Will our Teen Detectives untangle the mystery of Knotty Pines before it's too late? Brennan and Pauline are looking forward to Christmas break when they're sent to an extra-credit boarding school called Knotty Pines. After attending their first classes* however* they realize they may have stumbled on their weirdest case yet! On the final night of their stay* the boys and girls are paired up to pledge eternal allegiance to the long-dead Lord Hobb and to each other in unholy matrimony! Isolated from their fellow sleuths* our intrepid young investigators need to rely on a cast of colorful characters to lift a curse that has plagued the good people of Hobtown for centuries!