Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Highland Falcon Thief: Adventures on Trains #1 by M. G. Leonard, Sam Sedgman, Elisa Paganelli (Illustrated by)

11 year old Harrison Beck is sent on a train ride with his Uncle.  He's not excited about it.  He appears to be the only kid on board...

Feiwel & Friends and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 28th.

The first thing he sees is another child on board.  She's hiding and everyone tells him he's the only child on board but he knows better.  He finally tracks her down and finds she's the engineer's daughter and is a stowaway.  He visits when he can without being seen.

Then jewelry starts being missing on the train.  Harrison makes up his mind he will find the thief.  The first thing that happens is the loudest man on the train accuses Harrison of stealing the jewelry.  His Uncle defends him.  (The man saw him sneaking in to visit the girl and assumed he was doing something else.)

While he keeps blaming Harrison, Harrison is mounting his own investigation.  He first suspects Milo but he eventually realizes he's in love with the actress' maid.

He could even envision his Uncle doing it.  He had opportunity.  But he knew he didn't do it.

Then he has a clue that puts him on the right track and he makes a public accusation.  The lady he accused gets off the train and takes one of her dogs with her.  There is a train coming.  Can anyone save her?

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