Sunday, August 19, 2012

Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar by Tommy Davey Blog Tour Review

Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar

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.
Ages 9-12

My thoughts:
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 :)

Tommy Davey
About the Author:

Tommy Davey spent his youth writing mystery stories and plays, and watching reruns of Three's Company until every line of dialogue was permanently burned into his memory. When not writing, he enjoys traveling to favorite destinations including New York City and Paris, which he plans to feature in future stories. He lives in Toronto, where he was born and raised, with a Norfolk Terrier named Calvin.


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  1. Thanks for your fantastic review, Brittany. I'm so glad you enjoyed getting to know Cora Flash. I loved meeting her too! Thank you for joining this tour, and please take a moment to cross-post your review to Amazon and GoodReads.

    <3 Em

  2. I loved this book. Reminded me of the Bobbsey Twins books I read as a kid :) I just wish my daughter was old enough to read it herself!