The Case of the Blue-Hair Heist by Mandy Broughton

5 Nov

bluehairThe Case of the Blue-Hair Heist

#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.

Four out of five bookworms for this kid-friendly mystery! fourbooks

**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!!!

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To learn more about Ms. Broughton and her other books, please visit her website HERE.

24 Responses to “The Case of the Blue-Hair Heist by Mandy Broughton”

  1. julie rowan zoch November 5, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    Cute cover for the Cat’s Last Meow. I have seen a lot of purple hair back in the day too!

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  2. Michelle Isenhoff November 5, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    These mystery series really seem to be popular with that age. I can think of several. This one definitely has the best artwork I’ve seen of any of them.

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  3. MandyBroughton November 5, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    Thanks Erik for the great review! I’m so happy to see my book included with so many other awesome books. I’ve really enjoyed your web-site on finding books for my own kids.

    And I’m thrilled about the nice comments about artwork.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 6, 2013 at 7:15 am #

      Thank you for taking the time to comment here Ms. Broughton! Good luck with your next book!

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  4. readingwithrhythm November 5, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    Mystery series are so great for young readers. Gives them things to think about. I’ll have to look into these. Thanks Erik!

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 6, 2013 at 7:15 am #

      I like that these are written so young kids can get a good mystery. I like clean-read books! 🙂

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  5. Catherine Johnson November 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    Another great spy book for Matthew. Cheers,Erik!

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  6. jama November 5, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    I like the idea of Alphabet Girls. 🙂

    Fun review. Now that you know about blue hair, do you know about bluestockings?

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  7. writersideup November 5, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    So, Erik, somebody stole a wig? Or does it just mean the crimes are all against blue-haired people? Sounds funny 😀

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  8. KidLitReviews November 6, 2013 at 12:24 am #

    I like the cover. The author’s name makes me think of embroidery – which would make a cool cover if the entire illustration was embroidered – probably expensive, but cool. The series sounds very interesting. I like that the detectives are girls. Nice review. NIce job on your Reading for Renn. Your, I mean my, donation is in, kiddo.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 6, 2013 at 7:13 am #

      Thank you Ms. Morris! I did get your donation. 🙂 I love the artwork in this series too. That’s a cool idea you had for a cover!

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      • KidLitReviews November 7, 2013 at 1:23 am #

        I just remembered . . . my 8th grade science teacher had blue hair . . . then green . . . then purple. Not sure why it changed colors but it was never the white I think it naturally was. Maybe she was getting into the chemicals we used in class. I don’t think she was ever burglarized, but she fit the m.o., on occasion.

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      • thiskidreviewsbooks November 8, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

        HA HA HA!!! My science teacher is bald!

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  9. Myra GB November 7, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    The book covers all look interesting, Erik. Glad to see a mystery book for younger kids. We don’t have many of that.

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  10. Jess@Fairday's Blog November 7, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    This does sound like a funny mystery series for young readers. Always great to learn about new books. 🙂

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