Danger & DiamondsA Mystery at Sea (Volume 1)
by Elizabeth Levy, illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein
Roaring Brook Press
Phillipa has always loved Agatha Christie mysteries, but it's not until the new captain's son and some interesting guests come aboard the cruise ship where she lives (and her parents work), that she finally gets a chance to do some sleuthing of her own.
"DANGER!" SQUAWKED THE PARROT
I stared down at the dock from the deck of my ship. Okay, most eleven-year-olds don't get to call one of the world's great cruise ships, theirs. And no, I'm not rich; I don't own it. But I grew up...
Praise for Danger & Diamonds
“When two veterans such as Levy and Gerstein join forces, it's clear the result is going to be good, and with its intriguing high-seas locale, this new mystery series doesn't disappoint. A smart heroine, a cute boy, and a mystery that can be pretty easily solved make this right on target for a middle-grade audience. And with Caldecott Medalist Gerstein behind the expressive double-page illustrations, you can be sure the artwork is of a higher caliber than is found in most series fiction. Anchors away!” —Booklist
“Philippa's narration keeps readers guessing...” —Publishers Weekly-