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Diamond Takers (Lady Violet's Casebook Series #1)
     

Diamond Takers (Lady Violet's Casebook Series #1)

by Karen Wallace
 
Violet and her sidekick, Garth, are staying in a Parisian hotel with her parents when valuable jewels are stolen from guests. Never one to pass up an adventure, Violet is soon hot on the trail of the suspected diamond takers...!

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Violet and her sidekick, Garth, are staying in a Parisian hotel with her parents when valuable jewels are stolen from guests. Never one to pass up an adventure, Violet is soon hot on the trail of the suspected diamond takers...!

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School Library Journal

Gr 4-7

Lady Violet Winters, 14, and her American chum Garth Hudson travel to Monte Carlo for this third installment in the series. An Edwardian Nancy Drew, Violet senses a mystery when her acquaintances suffer a rash of diamond thefts. In between nights at the casino and calls on their wide social circle, Violet and Garth race to cut off the culprits with the help of a new friend, the malaprop queen cum Russian pianist, Marie Cherkassky. When Violet's mother loses her engagement ring, the hunt turns personal, and it becomes even more so when the nervous criminals push Violet off a yacht. She corners the thieves with the help of perfume-sniffing bloodhounds and her unfailing intuition. Exotic settings and clue-driven mystery writing will attract a solid following for this British import. While the writing is linear and unadorned, the action doesn't pause, and Wallace's earnest good humor will remind readers of that legendary sleuth. Details about aristocratic society will please historical-fiction readers while the range of characters makes the mystery just challenging enough for the intended audience.-Caitlin Augusta, The Darien Library, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416901006
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster UK
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Series:
Lady Violet's Casebook Series , #3
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Karen Wallace is the author of more than ninety books, including the novel Raspberries on the Yangtze and the picture books I Am a Tyrannosaurus and Think of an Eel. Karen also writes for children¹s television. She lives with her husband, novelist Sam Llewellyn; two sons, Will and Martin; and two Maine Coon cats, Cougar and Dave, in England.

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