Saturday, January 31, 2015
Catnip and mackerel!
Buckley and Bogey, Cat Detectives, find their next big case with the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Agency to be their most complicated ever! It all starts when someone hides a mysterious package in their Mom’s antique store – in the middle of the night! Of course, the boys find it, and put it in a nice, safe place, until they can open it . . . and, find the rightful owner. But that’s when a whole bunch of suspicious people show up in St. Gertrude, and every single one of them seems to be after that package! Holy Catnip! Plus, everything happens just when a priceless, jeweled statue collection goes on display at the St. Gertrude Museum. Missing from that collection are two jewel covered cat statues that disappeared almost a hundred and fifty years ago.
But soon Buckley and Bogey wonder how long those statues will stay missing. Because this is one case that really keeps them on their paws! From a trip to the Museum, and to an old church for the Blessing of the Animals; and from dinosaurs to diamonds, they end up dodging shady suspects the whole time. It sure helps to have their friends with them, especially when the bad guys make a beeline for boys. That’s because it becomes very clear, very quick — the priceless cat statues aren’t the only cats those crooks are after! Holy Mackerel!
My thoughts: This is a cute mystery that is fun for all ages! I think that young readers would get a kick out of the antics of Buckley and Bogey as they help the police solve the mystery of the unknown package. Who would break in to leave something? Is it tied to the jeweled statue collection? This book is fun and imaginative! The cat detective duo go on quite the adventure to solve the mystery.
I did get a bit tired of a few of the catch phrases used in the book, since they were used a lot. Otherwise though, I thought the writing style was great and the characters are fun. I look forward to reading more of their mysteries!
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.