When Chef Agatha learns that her mentor, Cecil, has died, she sets off to the marsh to pay her respects, and Bruce and Milton keep her company. When they arrive, however, Agatha discovers that Cecil didn't die of natural causes: he was murdered. Although Agatha must return home to teach her students, Bruce and Milton remain and are joined by Angie and Carly who help them search for clues. But as they get closer to learning the truth, they're threatened and later nearly killed. Determined to bring the murderer to justice, they continue their search, but will they learn the identity of the killer before he (or she) can strike again?
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Bruce and the Murder in the Marsh based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is a fun “who dunnit” mystery which keeps you guessing when Bruce and his friends go searching for clues to find out what happened to Cecil, the walking stick insect. Bruce is a butterfly (our hero) and he travels with his friend, Agatha, to pay her respects after learning Cecil had died. Bruce and his friends-- a moth, a scorpion, a praying mantis, a spider and more, go on their journey hunting for clues. They are determined to find the killer before he can strike again even though they run into some danger along the way.You are constantly trying to figure out who did this to Cecil. It is a fun adventure. Children will love forming their own opinions of who did it. It certainly is not scary in any way. This well-written book is easy and fun reading for children ages 8 to 10. It keeps them guessing and reading on putting pieces of the puzzle together to see what happens next. It is educational along the way.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite In Bruce and the Murder in the Marsh by Gale Leach, we see Bruce and Milton accompany Chef Agatha when she goes to pay her respects to her mentor Cecil. When they arrive, they find out Cecil did not die a natural death, instead he was killed. Agatha has to get back to work. So Bruce and Milton search for clues to solve the puzzle of the mysterious murder and they are helped by Angie and Carly. As they are close to nabbing the murderer, they find themselves being threatened and almost killed. Will they succeed in finding out Cecil's killer or will they stop the investigation for fear of being killed? This is another book from the series of adventures of Bruce. This time, the story includes suspense, intrigue, mystery, and a murder which makes it very exciting. The book keeps young readers glued as clues are revealed and they find themselves cracking their heads along with Bruce, Milton, Carla and Angie to find the killer. All the characters in the story have been etched very well and each of them have been given prominence. They complement each other very well, forming an integral part of the story, along with Bruce and Milton. I applaud the author for bringing out some endearing characters in this series. Bruce is the hero. I recommend all the books in this series for children. Though there are some common characters, the stories are all different and refreshing.