The Eiffel Tower Incident
Review: Agatha Mistery, her cousin Dashiell "Dash", and her butler Chandler travel to Paris to visit Dash's artist brother Gaston, when they get caught up in the mystery surrounding the murder of a Russian diplomat, in The Eiffel Tower Incident, the fifth mystery in this series of chapter mysteries by Steve Stevenson.
In fact, Agatha learns the Dash, who is a student at Eye International Detective Agency, was handed the assignment just prior to boarding the Eurostar in London. "Track down the murderer of Russian diplomat Boris Renko, who was poisoned at one of the world's most famous monuments: the Eiffel Tower!" The only clue they have is the man's last words: "Red Rose". Using the resources of Eye International and photos of the scene taken by the paparazzi they determine that only three diners at the restaurant could be linked to a "red rose": a boxer with a tattoo of a red rose on his neck and his manager celebrating a tour that had just been booked for South America; a young man proposing to his fiancée with a ring and a red rose; and a food critic dressed in a black dress embroidered with a red rose. But after visiting all three, they still don't have a clue as to who might have killed Boris Renko. But then Agatha has an idea …
The Eiffel Tower Incident is a very entertaining mystery, with Agatha, Dash, and Chandler — accompanied by Agatha's cat Watson — traveling around Paris interviewing suspects and gathering clues. Agatha is known for her intuition, and in a couple of instances she seems to draw a broad conclusion — the right one, of course — based on just a hint of an idea. Still, this does not lessen one's enjoyment of the story, which is a strong one featuring the globe-trotting girl of mystery.
The publisher recommends this book for readers aged 8 to 12. No Lexile measure has been assigned for this book.
Acknowledgment: Penguin Group provided a copy of The Eiffel Tower Incident for this review.
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Selected reviews of other mysteries by this author …
The Kenyan Expedition
Grosset & Dunlap (Trade Paperback), May 2015
ISBN-13: 9780448486796; ISBN-10: 0448486792
Location(s) referenced in The Eiffel Tower Incident: Paris, France
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The Eiffel Tower Incident by Steve Stevenson — The Agatha, Girl of Mystery Series
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Format: Trade Paperback
Publication Date: March 2014
List Price: $5.99
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