Frankie DuPont and the High Seas Heist by Julie Anne Grasso (CKT Kids review)
Published by CreateSpace
Jump into the world of Frankie DuPont, young detective.
It is Frankie and his Dad's birthday when they get an urgent message-a chocolate thief is aboard a ship carrying the most expensive chocolate to Antartica along with world class chocolatiers.
It seems like Frankie's job is to stop the theft but really there is more too it. The granddaughter of the messenger wants him to discover if the thief is actually her long lost mother because in her home country-France, there was an earthquake during which her mother disappeared.
They think that this is her mother because when she disappeared she was wearing a one of a kind necklace and a later photo of the thief shows the thief wearing that same necklace. Along with fingerprint and DNA testing can Frankie and his cousin Kat and her friend Amy solve this mystery and get around all the hurdles?
Julie Anne Grasso has created a marvellous detective novel that kept me on my toes the whole time! It ends in a sort of way that you want to get to the next book but not in a cliff-hangery way. This book certainly made me feel like I was in the story and is a marvellous detective novel. I can't wait until I get to read another of her books.
I think this book is for 7-12 year olds who like detective novels and a good mystery.
I believe every child should read this book.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Julie Anne Grasso
Illustrator: Alexander Avellino
Title: Frankie Dupont and the High Seas Heist
Published: July 2015