Thursday, August 23, 2012

Novel Publicity Presents "Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar" Book Tour/Review/Giveaway(Ends 8/26) U.S.

Cora Flash is ecstatic when she finally convinces her mom to let her take a train ride by herself to visit a relative in the mountains. Once on board, Cora meets a cast of intriguing characters, and stumbles upon her very own mystery: A valuable diamond has gone missing, and only one of her fellow travellers could have stolen it. It’s up to our novice detective to solve the crime before the train reaches its destination – or the thief reaches Cora. This is the first book in the ‘Cora Flash’ series.

Wanna win a $50 gift card or an autographed copy of Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar? Well, there are two ways to enter...
  1. Leave a comment on my blog. One random commenter during this tour will win a $50 gift card. For the full list of participating blogs, visit the official Cora Flash tour page.
  2. Enter the Rafflecopter contest! I've posted the contest form below, or you can enter on the tour page linked above.  You can also read the first chapter on the tour page above.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ready for a young adult, clean mystery that is suitable for your kids?  This is definitely the book for you! This is an easy-to-read book written in a simple style, but it will keep your interest until the end.  The main character is an 11-year-old named Cora Flash, and she will definitely resonate with the young adults and kids who read this book.

The book is full of fun characters and even a dog.  Even the venue of the book will entice kids because I would doubt that most of this generation have been on a train.  I know my daughter and I haven't, and there is no better place for a mystery than a train.  It evokes visions of romance, and it hearkens back the the times of Agatha Christie and others of that time period.

While some parts of the stories seem a little "wooden" and realistic, bear in mind that this is a young adult book.  It is not an adult mystery.  It is a delightful read, and I look forward to giving it to my daughter to read.  I figured out the mystery, but it is written in such a way that it will keep you guessing and second-guessing yourself!  All in all, it is a great young adult mystery.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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Do you believe in ghosts? Cora doesn’t, but when she visits her Uncle Andre at his old hotel on Topaz Mountain, a sudden series of strange events makes her wonder. With many people thinking that ghosts are responsible, Cora and Calvin investigate to find out what is really going on! This is the second book in the ‘Cora Flash’ series.
About the author:

Tommy Davey spent his youth writing mystery stories and plays, and watching reruns of Three's Company until every line of dialogue was permanently burned into his memory. When not writing, he enjoys traveling to favorite destinations including New York City and Paris, which he plans to feature in future stories. He lives in Toronto, where he was born and raised, with a Norfolk Terrier named Calvin. "Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar" is his first novel. Connect with Tommy on his website, Facebook, Twitter, or GoodReads.
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the fantastic review, Ruth. You and your daughter should definitely take that train trip! Thank you for joining us on this tour, and please take a moment to cross-post to GoodReads and Amazon :-D



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