Archive for June 9th, 2015

Today the 4th book in the Sean Stranahan series is released, Crazy Mountain Kiss.



In the latest addition to this acclaimed series, PI Stranahan and Sheriff Ettinger reunite to investigate a young girl’s death

It’s April, but there’s still snow on the Montana mountains the day a member of the Madison River Liar and Fly Tiers club finds a Santa hat in the chimney of his rented cabin. With the flue clogged and desperate to make a fire, he climbs up to the roof, only to find the body of a teenage girl wedged into the chimney. When Sheriff Martha Ettinger and her team arrive to extract the body they identify the victim as Cinderella “Cindy” Huntingdon, a promising young rodeo star, missing since November.

Was Cindy murdered? Or running for her life—and if so, from whom? Cindy’s mother, Etta, hires private detective Sean Stranahan to find out. Jasper Fey, the girl’s stepfather, believes moving on is the only way to heal. But Etta’s not willing to let it go, and neither are Sean or Martha, who find clues to the death in the mysterious legends of the Crazy Mountains. The fourth book in McCafferty’s mystery series features a brisk, savvy plot and charming yet authentic characters—perfect for fans of C. J. Box and Craig Johnson.

Keith McCafferty

Keith McCafferty

Keith McCafferty is the Survival and Outdoor Skills Editor of Field & Stream. He has written articles for publications as diverse as Fly Fisherman Magazine, Mother Earth News, Grays Sporting Journal and the Chicago Tribune, and on subjects ranging from mosquitoes to wolves to mercenaries and exorcism. Based in Montana and working on assignment around the globehe recently spent a month in India trekking the Himalayas, fishing for golden mahseer and studying tigersKeith has won numerous awards, including the Robert Traver Award for angling literature. He has twice been a finalist for a National Magazine Award.

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Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency – 5) by Iain Reading

5 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) 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.

Kitty is at it again. She meets up with Charlie, from Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold. They are in Italy when, through a series of events, Kitty discovers some missing paintings. They were among some that were taken by the Nazis during World War II. Now it’s up to Kitty along with new and old friends to trek across Europe finding other missing pieces of artwork.

As always, it’s a pleasure to review Iain Reading’s books. I love the Kitty Hawk series; there is a lot of action and adventure along with real places and events. This time you get to learn about all kinds of artwork, codes, and clues to help them track down the stolen artwork. But I think the best part of this book was when Kitty visited the Nazi concentration camp Dachau. It was so sad to read about this yet very moving. I’m glad that it was part was included. I think it was a great way to teach kids about the Holocaust.

As always, this is another great addition to the Kitty Hawk series. I just love these books, they are written for any age. I strongly recommend picking them up for yourself or any children in your life. They are a great way to introduce new places and events to everyone.

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

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