Sunday, December 13, 2015

Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces by Iain Reading (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #5)

Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces
by Iain Reading

My rating: 4 stars


Series: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective
Publication Date: February 23, 2015
Published by: Iain Reading
Genre: Middlegrade | YA mystery
Print Length: 238 pages
Available from: Amazon
 
Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces is the eagerly anticipated fifth instalment of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency book series. This series features the intrepid teenage seaplane pilot and amateur detective Kitty Hawk as she continues in the footsteps of Nancy Drew and Amelia Earhart on her epic flight around the world.

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.

  
Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces
by Iain Reading 
(Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #5)

Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #5)Leave it to our Kitty to get herself caught up in investigating an art theft ring! Flying on to Rome, her next stop on her fabulous flight adventure, she uncovers another mystery that will require the help of friends from around the world. Strange voices, coded messages, clues to stolen artworks, and Kitty is on the case. Can this teen do what no one else could? Has she discovered more than she can handle or will some of the world’s greatest artists’ masterpieces finally find their way home?

The riddle is twisted, the answers lie within, but uncovering them will take more than brains, it will take global teamwork and Kitty is just the one to bring it all together!
Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces by Iain Reading shows us a more mature Kitty, a more worldly Kitty and of course, another exciting adventure/mystery made just for her! Enjoy the sights of Rome, learn about the great masters of art and feel the history of this great city come alive, even as Kitty takes us into the dark world of art theft.
Iain Reading’s tales of Kitty Hawk are magnetic, fascinating and filled with historical facts that cannot help but be enchanting, igniting one’s own inner detective needing to dig deeper into each bite of reality!

I received this copy from Iain Reading in exchange for my honest review.


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