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Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency – 4) by Iain Reading

5 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic is the thrillingly cryptic fourth installment of the exciting Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series featuring the intrepid teenage seaplane pilot Kitty Hawk and her various adventures of mystery and intrigue as she follows in the footsteps of Amelia Earhart on an epic flight around the world. This fourth book in the series brings Kitty to the emerald hills of Ireland where she meets a handsome stranger and is quickly swept up in a perplexing hundred-year-old family treasure hunt involving secret codes and puzzling clues that lead her on a fast-paced adventure that carries her from Dublin to London – from the decks of the ill-fated ocean liner Titanic to the temples of ancient Egypt and the streets of Jack the Ripper – until she finally unlocks the mystery and discovers the long-hidden treasure. Much like the earlier books in this series, Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic is a perfect book to fire the imaginations of armchair detectives of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history the reader will find themselves immersed in brand new worlds that are brought to life before their very eyes as Kitty Hawk experiences the stories and history of a doomed ocean liner and unravels the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic.

Kitty finds herself in Dublin promoting Wasabi Willy’s, her new sponsors. While there she meets Andrew, whose great uncle was a First Officer William McMaster Murdoch on the Titanic. Andrew wants Kitty to clear his families name about William’s involvement in the sinking of the Titanic. All Kitty has to go on is a code on newspaper clipping and postcard.

Kitty goes to London in search of the mysterious sender of the postcard. There she visits the British Museum for information on hieroglyphics. While in London Kitty also tours Abbey Road and on a Jack the Ripper Tour.

Just when you think there is not any thing else that you can learn about the sinking of the Titanic along come Iain Reading. I love how Kitty gets involves in this story. She is off trying to clear the name of the First Officer that is partially blamed for the sinking of the Titanic for his family. Then she is off to find the sender of a mysterious code. She travels all over London then back to Dublin.

I love all the information on the Titanic and all the different locations that she goes. It’s so easy to get wrapped in her adventures. This is a great series for teens, young adults, and adults. There is some question about the Jack the Ripper section. Personally I had no problem with it but you may want to read the book before giving it to younger kids.

This is one series that I think should be added to your shelves. There is a lot of action and adventure and lots of information for those that want to research more. It’s definitely the new Nancy Drew.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

To purchase Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic or for more information on this series, be sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads.

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