From School Library Journal
Grade 5–7—Readers are reintroduced to Tim Malt and his lovable dog, Grk, in this third mystery. The adventure begins when the British 12-year-old escapes from his mother's watchful eye at Kennedy Airport as they're about to head home. Tim has been visiting New York City with his parents and his friends Natascha and Max. The fast-paced action begins when a billion-dollar statue known as the Golden Dachshund is stolen. Years earlier, after the revolution in Stanislavia, King Jovan's parents fled to New York with it. The statue now belongs to their son, King Jovan, and Queen Rose, who have finally agreed to put it on display at the National Museum. While at the airport, Tim remembers a conversation he overheard at the museum and heads back to the city to follow up on a clue. Readers become involved with his escapades as the suspense builds, even though Tim's travels around New York by himself, without any money, seem rather implausible. He convinces the adults he meets to help him without really knowing him or what he is about. His wit and calm reasoning help him to survive as he solves the mystery for the NYPD. This story should appeal to all who love dogs and a good mystery.—Margaret R. Tassia, Millersville University, PA
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"Grk proves once more that he's the hottest dog of the lot, and twice as loveable. For fans of detective stories packed with fun, this dynamic duo are your best bet yet, and this entertaining series just gets better and better." Funday Times Online "Doder has breathed new life into the classic ingredients of children's adventure writing ... Gr-eat stuff." -- Michael Thorn TES "I have read all the Grk books and this one is the best so far" -- Leo Taylor, age 6 Independent on Sunday "Gripping stuff!" Kraze Club "Good for adventure-seeking souls" CY Magazine
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