They say he’s been stealing art. But is Attila being framed?
Outdoor art is disappearing all over the neighbourhood! From elaborate Halloween decorations to the Stream of Dreams fish display across the fence at Stephen and Renée’s school, it seems no art is safe. Renée’s brother, Attila, has been cursing those model fish since he first had to make them as part of his community service. So everyone thinks Attila is behind it when they disappear. But, grumpy teen though he is, Attila can do no wrong in Renée’s eyes, so she enlists Stephen’s help to catch the real criminal.
Sylvia McNicoll is the author of over thirty novels. Bringing Up Beauty, her guide dog story, won the Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Award, launching her to international success. Crush.Candy.Corpse was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best Young Adult Crime Book award and Revenge on the Fly for the Rocky Mountain Book Award. Sylvia lives in Burlington, Ontario.
The fact that this award-winning Burlington, Ontario author has published more than 30 books provides a clue as to the quality of the second in the “Great Mistake Mystery Series.”
McNicoll has written a lot of good books; these two are another pair for that list.
The Artsy Mistake Mystery takes the element of complex mystery from The Best Mistake Mystery, and overlays it with the theme of art, which makes for a mystery that readers will enjoy solving.
This heartwarming read for canine, art, and mystery lovers is a solid supplemental purchase for middle grade collections.