Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Daggers

Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Daggers

Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Daggers
Elen Caldecott

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

ISBN 9781408847527

Meet Piotr, Minnie, Andrew, Flora and Sylvia -- true friends and even better mystery-solvers! Hollywood sensation, Betty Massino, has come to star in the theatre down the road and Piotr and his friends Andrew and Minnie couldn't be more excited! But when the famous actress's hugely expensive diamond necklace goes missing, Piotr's dad, a security guard at the theatre, is a prime suspect. Soon, Piotr faces the very real threat of being sent 'home' to Poland. With the help of Sylvie and her twin sister Flora, can Piotr, Andrew and Minnie solve the crime or will they lose Piotr forever?

Librarian's Book choice

Elen Caldecott (How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant, Operation Eiffel Tower etc) is known for her well-crafted, stand-alone novels about 'ordinary children doing extraordinary things'. So it's great to see her moving into series with Diamonds and Daggers, the start of The Marsh Road Mysteries, which follows a group of friends as they try to solve various cases that emerge in the streets where they live. Among the group is Piotr, whose father is Polish. In Diamonds and Daggers, Piotr's father is accused of stealing a valuable necklace from the theatre where he works as a security guard and as a result, Piotr is told the family will be returning to Poland. Piotr's friends decide to discover who really stole the necklace so that Piotr can remain in England. Many twists, turns and red herrings follow. The Marsh Road Mysteries will provide a great introduction to detective stories for children and, as you'd expect from Caldecott, Diamonds & Daggers has plenty of heart and emotional depth as well as a great plot line. 215 pages / Ages 8+ / Reviewed by ReadingZone


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1/5

Elen Caldecott

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I didn't really like the story it was way too long it wasn't intresting. It wasn't descriptive enough.

Reviewed by: Jonny