Killer Nashville Book of the Day

“The Diamond Mystery #1” (The Whodunit Detective Agency) by Martin Widmark / Reviewed by Kaitlin Chaparro

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Martin Widmark
Martin Widmark 2014
© The Embassy of Sweden


Fans of Blue Balliett’s “Chasing Vermeer” will enjoy this wonderful story for young mystery-lovers. Well-developed characters and a good plot in Martin Widmark’s first installment of “The Whodunit Detective Agency” series draw readers in and keeps them hooked from page one. A character map and a setting map helps readers understand where each place is in relation to another.

Another pleasing aspect is how the adults treat young detectives, Maya and Jerry. Instead of treating the youngsters like nuisances, they act respectfully toward them and acknowledge their responsibility in solving the mystery of the stolen diamonds. The adults welcome Maya and Jerry and thank them for their work.

With a bright cover and eye-catching illustrations, this character- and action-filled book will keep readers enthralled until the last word. This is a wonderful chapter book for children who are not yet ready for books such as the Harry Potter series. In addition, this is a great book for parents and children to read together.

The second installment of “The Whodunit Detective Agency” is now also available in bookstores.

Kaitlin Chaparro is an avid reader who loves a good cup of coffee or tea, and a book to fall into.

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