#3 In the Alphabet Girls Series
By Mandy Broughton
147 pages – ages 7+
Published by Cypress Professional Group, PLLC on June 13, 2013
Summary- The junior detective sisters Cece and Dee-Dee (cute names) visit their grandparents house for the holidays. When other people living in the community (the little neighborhood is filled with older/retired people) report that they are missing their costume jewelry, The girls are on the case! But there are a ton of suspects to go through. Will they ever find who did it?
What I think – This is a good mystery for younger kids. The plot of the story was fun to read and kept me reading. It was a pretty quick read for me and the story was easy to follow. I didn’t see an age range for the book, but I put it at 7+ because I think advanced younger kids and older kids will enjoy this completely clean-read mystery. My mom had to explain the “Blue-Hair” part of the title to me because I didn’t know that meant an old lady’s hair. 😉 The characters in the books were fun to read about (the old people in the book were kind of zany, except the grandparents of the main characters). The main characters are nice, though Cece is really the main character. Dee-Dee usually goes out on a limb and just accuses people, but Cece actually takes the time to get solid evidence. Overall it is a fun mystery even young kids can read.
**THIS PARAGRAPH CONTAINS A CORRECTION!
This is the third book in Ms. Broughton’s children’s mystery series – The Alphabet Girls. The first book is NOT “The Cat’s Last Meow” as I said by mistake, “The Cat’s Last Meow” is Ms. Broughton’s ADULT mystery (but the cover is still super cool). The first book in Ms. Broughton’s Alphabet girls series is “Cream Cape and the Case of the Missing Hamster” and the second is “The Case of the Flying Saucer”.
Thank you for correcting me Ms. Broughton!!!
To learn more about Ms. Broughton and her other books, please visit her website HERE.