The Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Dagger
This is the first in a series of books about a group of friends – Piotr, Minnie, Andrew, Flora and Sylvia – who solve mysteries. In this first book, Piotr’s dad (a theatre security guard) is accused of stealing a big star’s diamond necklace, and Piotr is told that the family will have to go back to Poland.
With his friends to help him, Piotr sets out to find the real diamond thief. There are lots of false leads and stakeouts which put the friends in peril. There are also plenty of clues, so you can try to figure out who the thief is at the same time as the gang.
I liked that there was a lot about the theatre and how it works, but my favourite thing about this book were the friends who were all really fun, and real – the sort of friends I’d like to have if I was in a fix!
- Cat Anderson, Bookseller at The Edinburgh Book Shop Inkheart