- Series: Crime Solver's Detective Agency
- Paperback: 120 pages
- Publisher: Victoria Schwimley; 1 edition (July 31, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692483705
- ISBN-13: 978-0692483701
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
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- #75263 in Humorous Fiction
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Grand Theft: Crime Solver's Detective Agency book 2 (Volume 2) Paperback – July 31, 2015
About the Author
Victoria resides in Sacramento, CA. Grand Theft is her eighth novel and the second in The Crime Solver's Detective series. She is also the author of the popular Faith series, and the Jessica Crawford series
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Previously 12 year old Karrine had taken her younger cousin under her wing and allowed her to help solve crimes over summer vacation. Now Jayden is back with her family and a new school year finds fewer crimes for Karrine to solve.
When her neighbor's vintage Mustang is stolen, her mother tells her it is too big a crime to solve on her own and to let the police handle it. Karrine does not like hearing there is a crime too big for her to handle. She bets other detectives don't hear things like this from their mothers, or are threatened with being grounded.
As Karrine goes about taking care of her other jobs, she hears of another Mustang that was stolen. She can't resist looking into it, and when a cute boy from her school agrees to help, she rationalizes that she is not "taking the case on alone." To keep things interesting, she also gets calls from cousin Jayden who has a case to solve and needs help over the phone. Her new partner may not be as excited as Karrine since he is almost swayed to go to a model airplane building demonstration and later he seems more interested in a different pretty girl.
Karrine wonders if she needs a partner.
Circumstances bring the case fully in Karrine's face when a third car is stolen from her school, and there is only one clue left behind - a clue only Karrine understands. From there, one clue leads to another and puts Karrine in danger. Jayden's case also turns dangerous.
You will enjoy putting the clues together yourself and following the trail.
You'll hold your breath at the dangerous, exciting parts.
I did receive a copy from the author in exchange for an unbased review.
I will be recommending her work to librarians and teachers who teach reading to the appropriate age groups.
I have read the first book in the Crime Solver's Detective Agency series, and I enjoyed this one more than the first, although I enjoyed the first one too! In this book Karrine gets a new partner, who annoys her at times but who also turns out to be an asset to her agency! I liked that we got to keep up with what was happening with cousin Jayden who was busy with a mystery of her own. The mystery in this book was bigger and much more serious than the ones in the first book and Karrine finds herself in some real trouble! Nothing that she can't deal with though and she helps the police bring down the bad guys! I enjoyed the added excitement and adventure in this book, which was still age appropriate for it's target audience of 8-12year olds. Another nicely written, fun and creative mystery with a nice array of interesting characters.
My daughter and I enjoyed listening to this suspenseful story as much as the first book. Schwimley writes great mysteries. The only negative I can say about this book is that all the other characters were way too rude. Children tend to imitate what they see/hear so a little less rudeness and more manners would be a significant change.
Overall, it’s a huge 3 star book for me.
Karrine had taken her younger cousin under her and let her help solve crimes over summer vacation. Now Jayden is back with her family and a new school year finds fewer crimes for them to solve. Good story and narrator
I received a copy of the audiobook from the author in exchange for my review.
She especially liked that Jayden had a mystery to solve too, not just Karrine:)
The story was easy to follow and fun to read.