The Jinson twins, Joe and Debbie, decide to start a business during their summer vacation, hiring themselves out to do odd jobs. They find themselves in an odder job than they counted on when Mrs. Gray, who lives with her talkative parrot, the Captain, in an old house down off River Road, engages them to help clean out her basement.
Aided by their friend, Mr. Benjamin, the proprietor of the Resource Recovery and Recycling Center (a.k.a. the junkyard), the twins use the clues that Mrs. Gray's late husband, a former sea captain, left behind to figure out, using scientific principles, where the captain hid his enormous collection of antique Spanish gold coins.
But some other people know about the treasure too and have no intention of letting an old lady who spends most of her time with a parrot, an old man who runs a junkyard, and a couple of kids get the treasure.
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This is a very enjoyable mystery geared toward fifth through eighth-grade readers. The use of science to solve the mystery gives the novel even more appeal. It is refreshingly unique from the majority of books that are currently being released for this age market. Debbie and Joe have great kid appeal. They are kids being kids. They create a summer business, ride bikes, and search for a solution to Mrs. Gray's mystery. Their dog, Kerby, and Mrs. Gray's parrot, Captain, add color to the tale. The Jinson Twins, Science Detectives would make a great gift. It is wholesome read and a tad bit educational but most of all it is lot of fun. Kids will fall right into the story. This book really needs to be the first in a series.