“The Great Mogul Diamond” by G. P. Taylor
“Everything was going so well for a change. Sadie and Saskia Dopple, those troublesome twins, had been adopted by the wealthy writer and recluse Muzz Elliott. And their friend Erik Morrissey Ganger was finally on his way to becoming a full-fledged private detective. But when an anonymous note threatens someone they love, the twins are off on an express train to danger. Suddenly they find themselves awhirl in a series of crimes—stolen right off the pages of Muzz Elliott’s own mystery novels. The twins need to figure out who’s behind this twisted plot soon, or Muzz Elliott will be framed for her own greatest literary invention . . . the theft of the Great Mogul Diamond. Meanwhile, Erik speeds through the countryside in an unbelievably cool car with private eye Dorcas Potts, racing the clock and attempting to outwit a gang of robbers. At the end of the road (if he ever gets there), he and the twins will have to get their hands on the diamond first in order to save Muzz Elliott. But not even this car is fast enough to escape the nagging doubts in Erik’s mind . . . What do you do when you aren’t sure what’s right? Sadie, Saskia, and Erik face this question head-on in the third installment of The Dopple Ganger Chronicles, by New York Times bestselling author G. P. Taylor.”
If you take a look around to some of the first books I reviewed on bassgiraffe’s Thoughts you will notice I reviewed book books 1 & 2 of the Dopple Ganger Chronicles. I first reviewed book #2 and then bought book #1 because I loved it so much. I’m very very very excited to have the chance to review book #3 in this series. And I can honestly say I can’t wait for book #4 after finishing “The Great Mogul Diamond”.
As always we have Erik and the twins- Sadie & Saskia, all in their teens and all who find trouble even when not looking for it. The girls’ new guardian, Mizz Elliott, is an author. She receives a threat and makes the decision to follow through with the demands. While following the directions Mizz Elliott realizes everything that is going on is just like in her books. This becomes an advantage to her and everyone because she knew how to solve the mystery of who is blackmailing her.
This book also parallels God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The kids all talk to “the Companion” who would be God to us, “Madame Raphael”, who would be the Holy Spirit to us and Erik talks to “Man of Good-Bye Friday” who would be Jesus to us. They learn to pray and to trust.
Again, I LOVE these books and recommend them to teens. They are written in novel and graphic novel form making it a quick fun read. I would love to see these books turn into movies.
Disclaimer- Tyndale House Publishers has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book for free for my honest opinion. I was not asked to give a positive review and all opinions are my true thoughts and may differ from yours.