Madhattan Mystery by John J. Bonk
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Lexi and her brother Kevin are sent to spend Summer with their Aunt in NYC while their father leaves for a honeymoon with his new wife.
Although Lexi isn't expecting her stay to be perfect, things get turned upside down after she shares a secret related to Cleopatra's stolen jewels with her new frenemy Kim.
Before reading the book I've always wondered about the significance of "mad" in the title. Now I know and let me tell you it is not an understatement.
From the get go, Kim's hunger for adventure got things going fast and soon enough it spiraled out of control with some headache and heartache inducing consequences. I love how their adventures also served as an impromptu tourist guide through Manhattan with pretty vivid imagery as a bonus. Although the mystery is quite straight forward (no plot twists) I like the fact that it isn't delivered in a linear fashion (bee line to resolution).
The book makes an excellent quick summer mystery read with a truck load of fast paced action and mayhem.