Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Review - Kitty Hawk (#5) by Iain Reading

Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #5)
Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #5)
By Iain Reading 
Published February 14th, 2015 
238 pages

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Summary from

Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces is the eagerly anticipated fifth instalment of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency book series. This series features the intrepid teenage seaplane pilot and amateur detective Kitty Hawk as she continues in the footsteps of Nancy Drew and Amelia Earhart on her epic flight around the world. 

After meeting up with an old friend in the eternal city of Rome, Kitty Hawk unexpectedly stumbles (almost literally) into a bizarre mystery involving creepy disembodied voices, secret hidden rooms, unbreakable mathematical codes, ominous chain-smoking strangers and an array of plundered artworks by such famous masters as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh - all of it wrapped up and entwined in an enigmatic riddle hanging in plain sight right in front of everyone's noses. 

With the help of friends both old and new, Kitty Hawk follows a trail of cryptic clues that leads her on a breathless tour across a quintessentially European landscape - from ancient Roman Italy to the darkest corners of Germany, Austria and beyond. 

As with the previous books in the series, this new installment is perfect for firing the imaginations of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history, this exhilarating adventure will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they attempt to help Kitty Hawk try and solve the extraordinarily bizarre Mystery of the Masterpieces.

Iain Reading has done it again! Kitty Hawk is back solving mysteries in the fifth book in the series. This time Kitty is in Italy and there is a new adventure to begin. 
Kitty is hired to figure out just who stole some important masterpieces. She is pretty curious to solve the mystery but soon learns that she'll need some help from a few old friends! 
I really enjoyed the mystery in this book! I loved how Kitty had to solve interesting problems and the whole explanation given for those problems. It was also really great to see some old friends from previous books. Some really nice friends were made in this adventure and I look forward to see who helps Kitty on her next adventure. 
It still surprises me how well Iain is able to include informational topics and make them interesting to read! I always learn something new after reading about Kitty's adventures. This book was a little shorter and had a different feel to it from the previous books. There were a few somber moments for Kitty and the reader but overall it was an enjoyable read. Quite a lot of action and suspense as well! 
Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces is full of the right amount of interesting information and heart pounding action and suspense. I can't wait to see where Kitty heads next! Plus, the cover is absolutely wonderful and fits the content of the book so well. :) Definitely recommend this book if you have been keeping up the series. 4 out of 5 stars! 


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