________________ CM . . . . Volume XIII Number 13 . . . . February 16, 2007

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Murder in Mexico. (The Spy Who Wasn’t There, No. 2).

Cora Taylor.
Regina, SK: Coteau Books, 2006.
162 pp., pbk., $8.95.
ISBN 1-55050-353-7.

Subject Headings:
Twins-Juvenile fiction.
Magic-Juvenile fiction.
Smuggling-Juvenile fiction.
Detective and mystery, stories.

Grades 5-9 / Ages 10-14.

Review by Elaine Fuhr.

**** /4

excerpt:

Maggie was too amazed by the events unfolding before her to give much thought to what Jennifer was doing just now. The Senorita was obviously very much alive. She'd puzzle about that later. Right now she couldn't imagine what on earth Mr. Brady was doing hanging around with a mysterious Greek billionaire. If the man hadn't been mysterious before he certainly was now. What one earth could be the connection? Was the fact that he was employing the brother of a murdered secret agent significant.

 

What could be better than a trip with Grand to Cancun? Sun, sand and history beckoned the three young travelers, who along with Maggie and Jennifer's grandmother and Sam's grandfather, looked forward to swimming and sightseeing. They were determined not to get involved in another mystery or to have to use Jennifer's amazing gift. But no matter how hard they tried, they couldn't prevent the detective that lurked in all of them from taking over when they began experiencing unusual events.

     Award-winning children's author Cora Taylor has written several exciting books, and this particular title is second in "The Spy Who Wasn't There" series. Her characters are modern and realistic, allowing readers to read this story through their own experiences. Page after page, Jennifer, Maggie and Sam face problems that must be solved if they and Grand are to be safe. Taylor makes each page exciting without giving too much away.

Highly Recommended.

Elaine Fuhr, a retired teacher of elementary and middle school, lives in Alberta.

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