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Friday, August 26, 2011

The Great Mogul Diamond (The Doppleganger Chronicles)

by G. P. Taylor

From the Back Cover
Everything was going so well for a change. . . . Sadie and Saskia Dopple, those troublesome twins, have been adopted by their loyal friend, the writer Muzz Elliott. And their friend Erik Morrissey Ganger is finally on his way to becoming a full-fledged detective. But when an anonymous note threatening Muzz Elliott arrives, the twins suddenly find themselves on an express train to danger. Awhirl in a series of crimes stolen right off the pages of Muzz Elliott’s own mystery novels, the twins need to figure out who’s behind this twisted plot, or Muzz Elliott will be framed for her own greatest literary invention: the theft of the Great Mogul Diamond. Meanwhile, Erik speeds through the countryside in a lightning-fast convertible with private eye Dorcas Potts, racing the clock to find the twins and outwit a gang of robbers. At the end of the road (if he ever gets there), he and the twins will have to get their hands on the diamond first . . . even though Erik, the former thief, has sworn never to steal again. What do you do when you aren’t sure what’s right? Sadie, Saskia, and Erik face this question head-on in the third installment of The Dopple Ganger Chronicles, by New York Times bestselling author G. P. Taylor.

My Review
My 11 year old read this book and I have as well. It is written for ages 9-12 but it is a fun read for anyone. The book is part 3 of a series involving 3 young detectives – Sadie, Saskai and their friend, Eric. They have uncovered a great mystery and the adventure takes them and the reader on a journey of discovery involving what to do when you aren’t sure what’s right. The style of writing grabs the reader’s attention immediately. There are fast car rides, train rides, escapes from scary situations. There are wonderful illustrations and photos within the book as well as pages that are black pages with white writing. Children seem to like that today – like Diary of a Whimpy Kid 

Several other reviewers have stated that G. P. Taylor’s style of writing reminds me of C. S. Lewis and I wholeheartedly agree. They both write stores that kids love to read while teaching them Christian values at the same time. In this book you come to realize the spiritual message in the book on your versus the author spelling it out – again like C. S. Lewis.

This book is a good book for both boys and girls, young and old. If you’re looking for a fun read that is also a quick read – this is the book for you.

I received this book from Tyndale Blog Network. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


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