Eleven-year-old Cora Flash is ecstatic when she finally convinces her mom to let her take a train ride by herself to visit a relative in the mountains. Once on board, Cora meets a cast of intriguing characters, and stumbles upon her very own mystery: A valuable diamond has gone missing, and only one of her fellow travellers could have stolen it. It's up to our novice detective to solve the crime before the train reaches its destination – or the thief reaches Cora. This is the first book in the 'Cora Flash' series.
When I signed up for this tour, I couldn't help but want to review this book. This middle grade book is a great modern version of the whodunit books I read as a kid. The author creates a story detailed enough to keep the attention of older readers, but short enough to allow younger readers to keep up. I loved the fast paced, witty story line and can't wait to read more from the author. I would recommend this book children 5-10 years old :)
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