Friday, April 17, 2009
Davis Detective Mysteries
I just read two books in the Davis Detective Mystery series by Rick Acker, The Case of the Autumn Rose and the Lost Treasure of Fernando Montoya. Both were well written page-turners. They're actually YA (Young Adult) books and the teen-aged characters get into situations that might be too scary for some younger kids. However there's nothing raunchy or depressing about them so they're okay for middle grade readers who won't find the dangers disturbing. People of any age who like action-adventure stories and mysteries that don't have obvious solutions will probably enjoy these books a lot. Unfortunately these seem to be the only books in the series so far and I hope there will be more in the future. Maybe someday Acker will even write a prequel for younger readers showing how Arthur and Kirsten got started as detectives.