Violet and the Pearl of the Orient by Harriet Whitehorn

22839051How did I get the book? I bought it

Genre: Mystery

Synopsis: Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making…When a new family move in next door, Violet is sure there’s something strange about them. Then her eccentric, but lovely neighbour, Dee Dee Derota, has a precious jewel stolen. Could the new family be to blame? Violet is on the case to uncover the truth…With a beautiful hardback package complete with two colour illustrations throughout by emerging talent, Becka Moore, everyone is bound to fall in love with Violet and the colourful characters that make up her world.

200words (or less) review: This was one of a few MG Mysteries that Jim from YAYeahYeah recommended and I just couldn’t pass it up. I do want to compliment the publishers because it is a stunning hardback and I bet I’m not the only who treasures their copy.

The inside of the book is, of course, wonderful. I had pretty high expectations and Violet and the Pearl of the Orient was a joy from start to finish. Firstly there is Violet who I adored from the beginning, then add a multitude of great characters on top and do not forget the cats. Never mind the illustrations…

And I haven’t even touched on the wonderful writing. It’s so engaging! It’s the kind of writing that you’re almost tempted to read out loud (even if you don’t have an audience) just because you want to hear it.

Violet and the Pearl of the Orient really brightened up my day and there’s a new Violet mystery out next month – hurray!

Recommend it?

Absolutely

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