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The Mystery of the Missing Gnomes (The Mystery Series Short Story Book 2) Kindle Edition
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"Moxham takes the reader on a whirlwind of chase scenarios that up the ante with each narrow escape." --- Amazon USA Reviewer
"I love this book, could not put it down and I felt as if I was standing beside the characters." --- Shelfari Reviewer
"This is an entertaining adventure story that would make pleasurable holiday reading for 7 to 10 year olds." --- Amazon UK Reviewer
"It's packed with adventure and courage, reminiscent of The Goonies." --- LibraryThing Reviewer
About the Author
This adventure series set in 1950's Britain will delight children of all ages.
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Standalone Short Story:
The Mystery of Santa Claus
Standalone Unbelievable Adventures:
Journey To Inner Earth
Standalone Worldwide Adventures:
International Spy and Midnight Intruder
Haunted Lighthouse and Blizzard Peak
Standalone Choose Your Own Way:
Danger in Monrovia
Lost in the Bermuda Triangle
Escape From Sylvania
The Mystery of Smugglers Cove
The Mystery of the Missing Money
The Mystery of the Missing Gnomes
The Mystery of Adventure Island
The Mystery of the Mysterious Man
The Mystery of the Strange Notebook
The Mystery of Hidden Valley
The Mystery of Claw Mountain
The Mystery of the Golden Elephant
The Mystery of the Red Balloon
The Mystery of the Golden Dragons
The Mystery of the Howling Dog
The Mystery of the Hidden Suitcase
The Mystery of Treasure Island
The Mystery of Four Towers
The Mystery of the Burning Plane
The Mystery of the Russian Spy
The Mystery of Ghost Island
The Mystery of the Perfect Thief
The Mystery of the Underwater Car
The Mystery of the Crown Jewels
The Mystery of the Amphibious Jeep
The Mystery of the Escaped Prisoner
The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle
The Mystery of the Runaway King
The Mystery of the Secret Lake
The Mystery of Crocodile Island
The Mystery of the Secret Hideout
The Mystery of the Fake President
The Mystery of the Invisible Woman
- ASIN : B008C296RQ
- Publication date : June 22, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 488 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 39 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #266,585 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Garden Gnomes disappearing everywhere, who can it be? Another great adventure to be had…
Following on from their adventure at Brackness Castle, the Mystery Kids find themselves in another exciting mystery when gnomes start disappearing from people's gardens. Who would do such a thing? What is so important about the gnomes? What lengths will the children have to go to in order to catch the criminal? Set in 1950's Britain, this adventure story will suit anyone who enjoys Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, or the Famous Five.
What did I like? In this one, I was so heart warmed with the complete storyline. Things happen in our lives, that just turn the world upside down. I was happy that this could be written so that children could have a chance to hear that even adults have problems and that other adults can have the warmth of the heart to understand. Coping with life at any age is difficult so we need to teach our children that it is ok to hurt.
What will you like? Lots of adventure, exciting to the end of the chase, heartwarming, wonderful ending! The storyline is one of the best so far, I loved the well thought out and emotional content of the ending. One of the best teaching tools a parent has is the reading that their children do. Encouraging them to understand a storyline and how they, themselves can benefit from it is the ultimate goal. Be sure to add this one, it is remarkable!
• File Size: 486 KB
• Print Length: 38 pages
• Publication Date: 9/12/13
• Updated: June 22, 2014
• ASIN: B008C296RQ
• Genre: Children’s European Historical Fiction, Children’s Detectives Books
The Moxham books strike me as more rewarding than the short stories, which shouldn't be surprising. In the books you have more characters, more red herrings, more adventures and just a bigger canvas. The short stories are nice little snacks. The kids are just sketched in because you are familiar with them. There are fewer scenes, a little less suspense, and the wrap ups are a bit more pat. But, that's the nature of the short story and it shouldn't dissuade one from scooping them up to read as samplers, (or appetizers).
Consider this story. Garden gnomes are disappearing at an alarming rate. The gang decides this is just the type of mystery they've been looking to solve. Suspects are listed and discussed. Victims are interviewed. There is skulking and lurking and even stakeouts. The perpetrator is fairly obvious and the resolution is a bit anti-climactic, but the gnomes end up safe and sound, and then we have ice cream. Super ripping? No. A nourishing feast? Perhaps not. But certainly an engaging revisit with the gang and a comfortable tour around Smugglers Cove on our bicycles.
So, I'm all set and this story can just help my imagination along. That's what I mean by calm and suggestive. I'm glad there are books and stories like these.
Please note that I found this book while browsing Amazon Kindle freebies. I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.
This story starts out when the kids meet the new police sheriff and he's asking for their help in solving the mystery of the missing gnomes out of others gardens. He has more important cases to attend to I think.
Children gather their friend Will and they put the clues together-times all were committed, the locations and form a stake out the next day. Love that they meet at the ice cream store to compare notes as Will's father is a famous writer and he always has money from his father.
They put the list of suspects together and figure out which one couldn't have done it til they are playing ball in Will's back yard and he sees things in the old man's house next door that he can't believe. He tells the others and they know they have to notify the police ....
There are circumstances that only the police can handle and this one they take over and come to a decision....
Can't wait to see what trouble the kids get into next....