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The Paranormal Puppet Show, The Invisible Detective Book One by Justin Richards

The Paranormal Puppet Show, The Invisible Detective: Book One by Justin Richards
Published by Pocket Books, 2003

Reviewed by Kilmihil Children’s Book Club

Fourteen year old Arthur Drake shelters from the rain in a dusty old antique shop and is given a casebook by the owner, who tells him he can keep it as it belongs to him.

This is the casebook of the Invisible Detective and is written in the 1930s but Arthur immediately recognises the writing as his own. The invisible detective never shows his face, and no one knows who he is but he has solved a lot of mysteries and crimes. Arthur and his friends, Meg, Jonny and Flinch make up the team that is the invisible detective.

Although most of our group are avid mystery fans and were looking forward to reading this new series of books, they found them to be a little confusing. Most thought the storyline was good but the changes from past to present meant a lo of re-reading was necessary to keep up with the characters.

Some book club members said they would read another Invisible Detective book.