Max & Maddy and the Chocolate Money Mystery (Max and Maddy Series)

Max & Maddy and the Chocolate Money Mystery (Max and Maddy Series)

by Alexander McCall Smith
     
 

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No case is too difficult, no mystery too deep for international detectives Max and Maddy Twist. But when they tackle the chocolate money mystery, they find it's a pretty sticky case. Banks are being raided, safes are being busted - by a crack team of Swiss dogs!

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No case is too difficult, no mystery too deep for international detectives Max and Maddy Twist. But when they tackle the chocolate money mystery, they find it's a pretty sticky case. Banks are being raided, safes are being busted - by a crack team of Swiss dogs!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Naomi Milliner
Meet Max and Maddy Twist, a pair of brother and sister detectives. The siblings' vocation is in the genes. Their parents had run the best detective agency in the country until one of their cases incurred the wrath of the evil Professor Sardine, who was wicked since birth. Ruined by their nemesis, Mr. and Mrs. Twist now run an ice cream parlor. Their offspring, however, fresh from winning the grand Cluedo competition, are just embarking on their first case. It seems someone is taking most of the money out of Swiss banks! With their folks' blessings, the kids fly to Switzerland, where they are astonished to learn that the robbers are, in fact, St. Bernards. Recruiting their own spy St. Bernard, the siblings follow him (and his shifty new owner) to the villains' hideout, and find an even bigger surprise. Will they alert the authorities? Capture him themselves? Outwit him? Avenge their parents? Win a chocolatey reward? You will have to read it to find out! This reissue is a fun tale with clever, likeable heroes. Most of the illustrations were unavailable in this review copy, but the few there were adequate. The chapter titles tend to give away the story, thereby reducing the tension and surprise, but it is still enjoyable to see this resourceful pair of siblings in action.
From the Publisher

“Fast-moving, lighthearted mystery.” —Publishers Weekly

“Featherweight yet fun fare for those just mastering chapter books.” —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590114295
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/18/1999
Series:
Max and Maddy Series
Pages:
128

Meet the Author

Alexander McCall Smith has written more than 50 books, including the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency mysteries and The Sunday Philosophy Club. A professor of medical law at Edinburgh University, he was born in what is now Zimbabwe. www.alexandermccallsmith.com

Macky Pamintuan has illustrated several chapter books. An animator, graphic illustrator, and fine artist, he lives in Dinuba, California.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of Birth:
August 24, 1948
Place of Birth:
Zimbabwe
Website:
http://www.randomhouse.com/features/mccallsmith/index.html

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