Cinnamon Stevens: Crime Buster by Pauline Hosking
Published by Lilly Pilly Publishing
Cinnamon Stevens is at her Year 7 camp when the excitement begins. Cinnamon was sharing a tent with Becki who goes missing overnight. Cinnamon’s detective skills go into overdrive as she tries to work out what has happened to Becki. Who was X that signed the mysterious letter.
Cinnamon’s dad and brother are both policemen and seem to know about Becki’s case. The case is odd and Cinnamon is certain not the whole story of Becki’s disappearance has been shared. With the help of friends, Cinnamon’s investigation continues and she realises she has discovered clues the Police haven’t.
The story follows Cinnamon’s journal as she writes about how the case unfolds. We learn about her family, her friends and her relationships with them all through her 12 year old eyes. Set in Victoria, the story starts in Phillip Island and ends in the busy streets of Melbourne. This is the author’s first novel and there is another Cinnamon story on its way.
A great story for mystery lovers.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Pauline Hosking
Title: Cinnamon Stevens: Crime Buster
Publisher: Lilly Pilly Publishing
Published: December 2015