Plunge into the Norfolk Broads as the Ds join up with the Coot Club once again, this time to solve a very baffling crime.
'Why shouldn't we be detectives too?'
When Dick and Dorothea arrive in the Norfolk Broads all set for a blissful summer on the river, they find their friends the Death and Glories in a very bad situation. Accused of setting boats adrift, sabotage and theft, the boys are under suspicion by everyone on the river. And in the meantime, the real culprits are still at large. There's no choice but to form a crime-busting team: The Big Six. As the evidence stacks against them, can they solve the mystery and trap the real criminals?
|Series:||Swallows and Amazons Series , #9|
|Product dimensions:||7.12(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
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In "The Big Six", Ransome alters his style just a bit, and crafts a sort of juvenile detective story--of course, with lots of Ransome-style adventure, fishing, and sailing thrown into the bargain. We follow the characters from Book 5 (Coot Club) as they seek to uncover the mystery of who is maliciously setting boats adrift. Motivating them is not only curiosity, but also the desire to clear their own names of blame! I enjoyed this book, though it is rather atypical for Ransome. (There's no sign of John, Captain Nancy, Roger, or any of the original gang! Additionally, the focus is more intent upon real mystery, rather than the usual "exploring" or battling "pirates".) The general effect is that of Ransome crossed with the Boxcar Children. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys mysteries, sailing, and any other Arthur Ransome books. It's wholesome, enjoyable reading!