Meet Karrine, a clever, witty twelve-year-old with her own detective agency. "No job is too big" is her motto. In "Dognapped", Karrine scours the city to find the beloved stolen pet of a kind older woman. In the "Magical Disappearing Act", a magician's assistant disappears, and it's up to Karrine to solve the mystery. In "The Painted Ponies", Karrine, along with her quirky cousin, Jayden, who has come for a summer visit, must discover who would want to paint all the ponies in Mr. Jackson's stable. I our final story, "The Body", Karrine will face her biggest challenge yet as she mishandles a murder investigation. Can she recover her dignity and solve the crime, before all the clues go cold.
©2014 Victoria Schwimley (P)2014 Victoria Schwimley
The narrator, Stefanie Paige delivered a powerful performance. Very good!
This is my first experience of books by Victoria Schwimley.
Stefanie's performance was full of enthusiasm and very upbeat! I thought she portrayed the four different stories very well.
Call Karrine's Crime Solver's Detective Agency for that personal touch - with results!
Modern and ideal for the younger crowd. Karrine is a really cool character. There's lots of humour in these four stories. Just one caution; fiction, detective or not, still needs to be believable and realistic. I feel that some of the scenarios are borderline in this respect. But nevertheless, still a very good and entertaining listen!
"Crime Solver's Detective Agency"
I have not read the print version.
The Magical Disappearing Act was my daughter's favorite mystery. She liked that it ended up being a prank but didn't see it coming.
We were able to enjoy the book while traveling.
Although we listened to the entire book in one day (2 sittings), it would have worked well to have listened to one mystery at a time. My daughter (8) would probably have enjoyed it more if we had broken it down.
My daughter has recently become interested in mysteries and enjoyed trying to figure out the mysteries. We enjoyed the story and the narration. I wondered whether the talk of dead bodies and autopsies in the last story, The Body, would disturb her with the but it didn't seem to.
Yes, I would recommend this audiobook to a friend because it is enjoyable for children and their parents.
I loved her voices. I fell like she can play any age.
Laugh at times yes.
"Great for the younger crowd! Best for ages 7-8."
My 7 year old daughter LOVED this! We listened to it on a road trip last weekend. She was thrilled with the first story about the missing dogs.
My boys who were listening (ages 12 and 14) did not like the high pitched squeaking that occurred from the narrator at various times in the story.
My daughter loves mysteries and would love to hear more from this author.
"Great read for a tweener"
My daughter age 10 read it and really enjoyed it. She said she would read it again.
I gave the story only 3 stars because I found a few things too stereotypical for an older child to enjoy, The voices were not that of a 12 year old, and there were too many unrealistic scenarios in the mysteries. I was a little confused about the "dead Kid" in the 4th story.
I would have made the voices not so squeaky. I did enjoy her adult voices though.
I think this book was meant for someone a little younger then i am. The first story i thought was cute, but after that, I got tired of the prattle of a young girl.
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