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. (But why is she wearing a superhero costume?!?)
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.
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Kitty is at it again. She meets up with Charlie, from Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold. They are in Italy when, through a series of events, Kitty discovers some missing paintings. They were among some that were taken by the Nazis during World War II. Now it’s up to Kitty along with new and old friends to trek across Europe finding other missing pieces of artwork. As always, it’s a pleasure to review Iain Reading’s books. I love the Kitty Hawk series; there is a lot of action and adventure along with real places and events. This time you get to learn about all kinds of artwork, codes, and clues to help them track down the stolen artwork. But I think the best part of this book was when Kitty visited the Nazi concentration camp Dachau. It was so sad to read about this yet very moving. I’m glad that it was part was included. I think it was a great way to teach kids about the Holocaust. As always, this is another great addition to the Kitty Hawk series. I just love these books, they are written for any age. I strongly recommend picking them up for yourself or any children in your life. They are a great way to introduce new places and events to everyone. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.