Title: Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor
Author: Julie Anne Grasso
Illustrators: David Blackwell & Samantha Yallope
Genre: Children's Mystery/Detective
Number of Pages: 75
Synopsis: When his cousin Kat disappears from Enderby Manor, Frankie Dupont jumps on the scene, only to find bumbling Inspector Cluesome beat him to it. Cluesome thinks Kat simply wandered off. Frankie isn’t buying it.
He follows the evidence to conniving concierge, a six fingered chef, a talking parrot, and a shifty dwarf. Quite frankly, none of them are making any sense until Frankie discovers, Kat’s time is running out.
Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor is cleverly comedic and wildly entertaining, quickly captivating young readers.
When Frankie's cousin, Kat, goes missing he springs into action. Using all the knowledge he's learned from his father, who is a detective, he sets out to find Kat. Frankie wastes no time collecting clues and meeting a zany bunch of suspects along the way. He just knows they are hiding something, but what? Can Frankie solve the mystery before it's too late?
Children can't help but enjoy Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor. The eccentric characters add so much fun to this already delightful story. Frankie is a smart and resourceful young detective and is easily likable. I found the story to be well organized and easy to follow making it a perfect chapter book for early readers.
I am looking forward to more books in this series and highly recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.