Beth's Review: Grand Theft Crime Solver's (Detective Agency) #2 by Victoria Schwimley
APC PUBLISHER: VG Publishing RELEASED: July 31, 2015 GENRE: CHILDREN'S, DETECTIVE, MYSTERY LENGTH: 120 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIBLE
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Karrine has always wanted a big crime to solve, ever since she started Crime Solver’s Detective Agency. And now’s her chance! When her neighbor’s car is stolen from her garage, Karrine is ready for action. There’s only one thing stopping her. Her mother won’t let her. Karrine is determined to find a way around it and takes on a new partner to get the job done. When she discovers her teacher’s car has also been stolen—and another car in the community as well, she concludes there is a serial car thief running around Las Vegas. Meanwhile, in Sacramento, someone has stolen the test booklet right out of the teacher’s desk. Unless Jayden can find the thief, the teacher is going to give them an even harder test, AND IT’S IN MATH! Jayden’s primary suspect is a new boy at school, who is very secretive about where he came from. THREE BOUNDLESS STARS
The most significant mystery to be solved by the Crime Solvers Detective Agency yet, and Karrine handles it like a pro! My daughter and I enjoyed listening to this suspenseful story as much as the first book. Schwimley writes great mysteries. The only negative I can say about this book is that all the other characters were way too rude. Children tend to imitate what they see/hear so a little less rudeness and more manners would be a significant change. Overall, it’s a huge 3 star book for me.