Genre: Genre: Mystery
Violet and the Pearl of the Orient
Synopsis: Meet Violet Remy-Robinson, an amateur Sherlock Holmes in the making…Violet has spent her Easter holiday exploring India with Godmother Celeste, including visiting Celeste’s good friend the Maharajah and meeting his very special parrot. And when she returns home, only to get a visit from the Maharajah’s butler, asking her to look after the parrot, Violet couldn’t be more surprised (and her cat Pudding couldn’t be less pleased…). But as Violet discovers, the parrot holds the key to the Maharajah’s fortune, and someone is trying to parrot-nap her! Can she discover who the culprit is before they succeed? Violet is on the case…
200words (or less) review: One of my favourite mystery girls has returned and she has not lost her charm.
Violet and the Hidden Treasure is just as wonderful (and stunning, honestly I must continue to compliment Simon & Schuster for those spectacular hardback editions. They are book art!) as it’s predecessor. If you haven’t read Violet and the Pearl of the Orient don’t worry you can dive straight into this book, but honestly I’d recommend getting both. You won’t regret it.
Back to The Hidden Treasure though. Violet is left to look after the Maharajah’s cockatoo, Maharani. The bird holds the passwords to all of the Maharajah’s fortunes so Violet must be on guard to ensure Maharani isn’t birdnapped.
I love Harriet Whitehorn’s writing in these books, she had made a friend for life when it comes to Violet. I can only hope that there are many many MANY more books to come (and trust me) I will buy them all.