Monday, June 18, 2012
The Diamond Caper by Leah Pugh
Crystal, a 15 year old girl, dreams of being a detective. She hangs out at the police station waiting for a mystery to solve. Her father is a jewelry store owner in charge of cleaning a very rare diamond from the local museum. Upon entering her father’s store one afternoon, she finds the door busted and the diamond gone. She immediately starts looking for clues. The suspects include a well-loved policeman, and also her best friend. Will she be able to find the thief and rescue her father’s reputation and business before the store closes for good? Will she stay the loner or open her mind and heart to receive help? This wonderful Young Adult mystery is an excellent read with many twists and turns, and juicy characters. I love the relationship between Crystal and her family. It shows positive aspects that sometimes don’t exist anymore, but should. It was near perfect in plot, setting, and theme. I didn’t want the story to end. I give it an A+. This e-book is available through Smashwords and Amazon.com.