by Ian Reading
Book: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #5
Pub Date: February 2015
Genre: Young Adult
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After meeting up with an old friend in the eternal city of Rome, Kitty Hawk unexpectedly stumbles (almost literally) into a bizarre mystery involving creepy disembodied voices, secret hidden rooms, unbreakable mathematical codes, ominous chain-smoking strangers and an array of plundered artworks by such famous masters as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh - all of it wrapped up and entwined in an enigmatic riddle hanging in plain sight right in front of everyone's noses.
With the help of friends both old and new, Kitty Hawk follows a trail of cryptic clues that leads her on a breathless tour across a quintessentially European landscape - from ancient Roman Italy to the darkest corners of Germany, Austria and beyond.
As with the previous books in the series, this new installment is perfect for firing the imaginations of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history, this exhilarating adventure will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they attempt to help Kitty Hawk try and solve the extraordinarily bizarre Mystery of the Masterpieces.
My Review: Yes more Kitty! I enjoyed this one even more, mainly because it arrived the same time as the new Nancy Drew game....so I got double the mystery and loved it!
Kitty is now in Rome and just wanders onto a mystery. More like these mysteries just know how to find Kitty. But aren't those usually the best ones? I loved this mystery, you learn a little about Rome, art, codes, and all in a riddle.
Kitty uses the help of friends to figure out the clues. Oh and Rome isn't the only place in the book. The clues take her all over Europe, and all for some artwork! Yup! Fun, mystery, and learning, just what I expect from Iain! Such talent! And it always reminds me of the cool stuff I ted to learn from Nancy, so these will be books that I'll always love.