Sunday, July 25, 2010

Gold Medal Murder - Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon

"That's Scott Trevor!" said Frank. "People say he's the fastest man on earth! Or, well, in water."

Turned out Scott had, at twenty-one, already won six Olympic gold medals and set multiple world records. He'd also begun to receive numerous death threats, all focusing on the upcoming Summer Olympics in LA.

"I know that look," said George. "What are you thinking, Nance?"

"Nothing," Nancy said. "But you know... I've never been to the Olympics. And it's in the country this year. It would be a shame to miss it."

Bess looked at George, a smile spreading across her face.

One Olympic scandal. One big crime.
Three of the best teen detectives of all time.

Title: Gold Medal Murder. Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Mystery #4.
Author: Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon
Genre: Young Adult, MG, Mystery.
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication Date: July 6, 2010
My Rating: 4/5

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys tackle crime in an all new crossover. Their mission? To catch those responsible for sending death threats to a pair of Olympic athletes, before things escalate to murder.
I admit it, I absolutely loved reading the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books when I was younger. I still enjoy reading them now. They are a classic, fresh read, full of mystery, and mayhem. I especially love the crossover books as I love the chemistry between the characters, and I love trying to figure out "whodunit".
This book stays true to form, and we are immediately immersed in the story. The action is fast-paced, and it takes us for a roller-coaster ride, along with all of our favourite characters. Both Bess and George are in this installment, and they also help the three sleuths figure out what is going on, and who is involved.
All in all, an excellent read that reminds me of why I love both of these series, and especially the super mysteries. It doesn't disappoint, and will keep you guessing to the very end.

Many thanks goes to Loretta from Simon & Schuster Canada for sending me this book for review. I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.

1 comment:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

This sounds awesome! I love it!