The Matchbox Mysteries (Wings & Co #4) by Sally Gardner

23840750How did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Genre: Fantasy / Mystery

Previously reviewed: Maggot Moon
Operation Bunny (Wings & Co #1)
The Three Pickled Herrings (Wings & Co #2)
The Vanishing of Billy Buckle (Wings & Co #3)

Synopsis: It’s Hallowe’en and Podgy Bottom is in trouble. All over town cars are being shrunk to the size of a matchbox in the blink of an eye; a giant purple bunny rabbit is running riot and a strange-looking broomstick is causing chaos and calamity…Sounds like a case for Wings & Co, the famous fairy detective agency! Can Emily, Buster and Fidget put a stop to this magical mischief before it’s too late?

200words (or less) review: This is the last current book in the Wings & Co series. I sincerely hope it’s not the last ever book as I’ve adored Emily, Fidget and Buster’s adventures so much. I don’t think I’ve ever read a series of books in such quick succession – I read all 4 within a week, 2 in one evening and if I didn’t have work if would have been quicker.

The Matchbox Mysteries sees the return of Harpella, still a giant purple bunny but on a mission to get her broom back and return to human form. There is also the shrunken vehicles (collected in matchboxes), robberies and the shop going into lockdown. It’s a lot for Emily to deal with and a lot of the reader to keep track of. This book is very busy, it still has all the charm I love about Wings & Co but because so much is happening I didn’t enjoy it as much as the previous in the series.

May the mysteries of Wings & Co continue.

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