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The Case of the Missing Treasure by Robin Stevens - Review

Saturday, March 30, 2019

I was in an independent bookshop in Oswestry last week while I was there for a few days, called Booka. It had a cafe in too, but we didn't have chance to stop. It was an absolutely gorgeous book shop, I could have spent some serious money in there! The fiction section was lovely, but the Young Adult section blew me away. It was full of so many contemporary titles, all looking really eye-catching and ready to buy. My friend Sam was really impressed with the children's section too, which had some gorgeous editions of older titles. 

I decided to contain myself and just buy this Wells & Wong mini mystery. It's set just before the events of Death in the Spotlight, so I'm slightly out of order, but the beauty of these books is that you can read them in any order and it's not too confusing. This mystery is narrated by Daisy, who I always find a bit full of herself, but I do love how much she loves Hazel and how that's shown. 

The Junior Pinkertons come over for the weekend and for Daisy's birthday, Uncle Felix sends them all on a treasure hunt. They end up at the British Museum and while there get embroiled in catching a thief. 

I liked it, cute little story. I also liked the information in the back about Egyptian mummies and about the thinking that the treasures in such museums should be returned to their countries of origin. Robin never talks down to her audience, it really does make her one of the best authors for this age group. 

I can't wait for the next one!


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