As a kid I LOVED reading mysteries. I loved getting pulled into the adventure and acting like I was a “detective” like the main character was. I was very excited to read and discover this new pre-teen book series of Cora Flash and introduce them to my kids once they are old enough.
The first book is called “Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar” by Tommy Davey. Cora is taking the train for the first time in her life and she’s doing it alone. she’s on her way to visit her uncle in Topaz Mountain. Cora has always dreamed of traveling by train. she loves the old movies where there is a mystery to be solved. Little did she know on her train ride there would be a mystery she will have to solve. The Diamond of Madagascar is on the train and has gone missing. There are only a few people on this train and Cora has made friends with all of them. They are all baffled at who could have done this. In the end you’ll be as surprised as Cora was. The book ends with Cora getting off the train and meeting her uncle. He informs her that something bad is happening in town. Which leads in to the second book in the series, Cora Flash and the Mystery of the Haunted Hotel, that comes out
this Fall. (Correction, the second book is out now!! Very excited!!)
I totally loved this book and can see pre-teens and teens loving it too. I was taken into the story like I use to be when I read the mysteries as a kid. it is written in a format meant for younger kids, so if you’re looking for some “meat” to the story you will be disappointed. But it’s perfect for a younger audience’s reading level. And even though it is meant for younger kids I enjoyed every part of it. I didn’t want to put the book down until I, I mean Cora solved the mystery of who took the diamond. I look forward to the next book and will be definitely purchasing it. The book really has you falling in love with the characters (and from what I read not only will Cora be back in the new book but also some of the friends she made on the train), it’s well written and has you going on an adventure.
I would recommend this book for kids ages 8-14, but I’m sure older kids/adults will love it too.
Novel Publicity Blog Tour Notes:
Wanna win a $50 gift card or an autographed copy of Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar? Well, there are two ways to enter…
- Leave a comment on my blog. One random commenter during this tour will win a $50 gift card. For the full list of participating blogs, visit the official Cora Flash tour page.
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About the author:
Tommy Davey spent his youth writing mystery stories and plays, and watching reruns of Three’s Company until every line of dialogue was permanently burned into his memory. When not writing, he enjoys traveling to favorite destinations including New York City and Paris, which he plans to feature in future stories. He lives in Toronto, where he was born and raised, with a Norfolk Terrier named Calvin. “Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar” is his first novel. Connect with Tommy on his website, Facebook, Twitter, or GoodReads.