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The Callender Papers A Murder Mystery,
A Kid's Review
This review is from: The Callender Papers (Paperback)The Callender Papers: A Murder Mystery By:Cody Jones
The Callender Papers, by Cynthia Voight, is an exiting, suspenseful, and enjoyable murder mystery. It takes place in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Berkshire mountains during the summer of 1894. The main character is Jean Wainwright. She is 12 years old and is polite, responsible, thoughtful, smart and a little bit stubborn. She is an orphan and is being raised by her school principle, Constance Wainwright.
One day, Jean gets a letter from one of Aunt Constance's friends asking if Jean could come help sort through the Callender family papers. Jean goes to spend the summer in the Berkshires with her new employer, Daniel Thiel. She discovers a mystery surrounding his wife Irene's death ten years earlier and the disappearance of their child. With the help of a boy named Oliver (Mac) McWilliams, she sets out to solve the mystery. She also meets Mr. Thiel's neighbor Enoch Callender, who is also Irene Callender's younger brother. Mr. Callender is handsome, charming and funny, but seems to be hiding something. How did Irene die? What happened to her child? Is Mr. Thiel or Mr. Callender involved? The answers lie in the Callender papers.
I loved The Callender Papers so much and would definitely recommend it to others. The book really grabs your attention, and it is fun following Jean and Mac on their exciting adventure.