Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar

Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar

by Tommy Davey

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Overview

Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar by Tommy Davey

If you are looking for an exciting new Kids Mystery Book Series, then look no further! Introducing Cora Flash!

Cora Flash is ecstatic when she finally convinces her mom to let her take a train ride by herself to visit a relative in the mountains. Once on board, Cora meets a cast of intriguing characters, and stumbles upon her very own mystery: A valuable diamond has gone missing, and only one of her fellow travellers could have stolen it. It's up to our novice detective to solve the crime before the train reaches its destination - or the thief reaches Cora. This is the first book in the 'Cora Flash' series. Now available: 'Cora Flash and the Mystery of the Haunted Hotel'.

If you love Nancy Drew and Encyclopedia Brown, this action packed mystery adventure is for you. Perfect for children ages 9-12.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469933238
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/03/2012
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Tommy Davey spent his youth writing mystery stories and plays, and watching reruns of Three's Company until every line of dialogue was permanently burned into his memory. When not writing, he enjoys traveling to favorite destinations including New York City and Paris, which he plans to feature in future stories. He lives in Toronto, where he was born and raised, with a Norfolk Terrier named Calvin. "Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar" is his first novel.

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Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
GHott More than 1 year ago
Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar is an amazing book! I think it’s an adorable mystery that many – boys and girls of all ages – will find intriguing and fun. I love the characters and the plot. I especially loved how Cora walked us through the train. Her experiences and descriptions are spellbinding plus she gives us a great setting for the mystery to come and details the many different aspects of riding a train that most will never experience. The plot was terrific, even though I suspected ‘who done it’ I wasn’t positive because it was so well played. This book is appropriate for all ages but the reading level is probably about 8 and up. More… Author: Tommy Davey Source: Purchased on September 27, 2014 (for my daughter…) Publisher & Date: February 3rd 2012 by Brown PAW Press Genre: Middle-Grade Mystery ISBN: 1469933233 (9781469933238) Pages: 183 Grade: A+ Ages: 8+ Series: Cora Flash, 1
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I nice book very cool for anyone into the mistery stuff
ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
Ready for a young adult, clean mystery that is suitable for your kids? This is definitely the book for you! This is an easy-to-read book written in a simple style, but it will keep your interest until the end. The main character is an 11-year-old named Cora Flash, and she will definitely resonate with the young adults and kids who read this book.  The book is full of fun characters and even a dog. Even the venue of the book will entice kids because I would doubt that most of this generation have been on a train. I know my daughter and I haven't, and there is no better place for a mystery than a train. It evokes visions of romance, and it hearkens back the the times of Agatha Christie and others of that time period. While some parts of the stories seem a little "wooden" and realistic, bear in mind that this is a young adult book. It is not an adult mystery. It is a delightful read, and I look forward to giving it to my daughter to read. I figured out the mystery, but it is written in such a way that it will keep you guessing and second-guessing yourself! All in all, it is a great young adult mystery. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
kiramcfadden More than 1 year ago
Cora Flash is a curious and witty eleven-year-old girl, who in the first book of the series, Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar, must solve the mystery of the missing gem. Despite her age, Cora doesn’t rely on anyone else to give her answers—she seeks them out herself, and in doing so, makes friends for life, such as Abby, a college-age girl who is a whiz at research and a fantastic friend, and Calvin, a silly puppy who will do anything to keep Cora safe and help her solve mysteries. In the first novel, Cora is on the way to visit her uncle Andre in the town of Topaz Mountain. She’s on her first train ride alone when the diamond goes missing from another passenger’s luggage, and from there, it’s nothing but Cora trying to figure out what happened and why. I don’t want to spoil the ending, but if you’re looking for a book to enjoy with your young ones, think Cora Flash! She’s the next Nancy Drew, the new Boxcar Child, and in league with the best mystery-solving children to date! The second novel, Cora Flash and the Mystery at Topaz Mountain, picks up after the first, so the sense of continuity is strong. Personally, I hope to see this continue with the rest of the series. At Topaz Mountain and her uncle’s hotel, a ghost is causing problems! Meanwhile, a nasty man is trying to buy out Uncle Andre’s land so he can build a strip mall and super highway. Even with the help of Abby and Calvin, can Cora save her family’s hotel and keep her uncle from selling? Who the heck is this ghost anyway? And how many flavors of ice cream can Cora really love before she gets tired of weird flavors, like popcorn and s’mores? I rate the Cora Flash series five stars. Why? Because it’s fantastic, fun to read, and keeps everyone interested. Your children will love it, and even if you don’t have kids (like me), you’ll enjoy Cora’s loving character and how responsible she is.