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In these three stand-alone detective stories, readers will immerse themselves in an offbeat fictional world populated with eccentric characters where everything is not as it seems. Meet Jack Lime.
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The cast of secondary characters are perfectly quirky, and while they may seem a bit exaggerated, they keep the stories light and funny. Writing in the style of the hardboiled detective serials of the early twentieth century, James Leck perfectly captures the mood and the atmosphere of the genre, without seeming dated or old-fashioned. The language is vivid and descriptive, and the first-person narration is witty and clever, making the book a lot of fun to read. The book is also structured as three short stories, which will appeal to reluctant middle school readers.
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This is the first in a planned series. Older fans of other literary sleuths such as Nate the Great and Encyclopedia Brown will enjoy reading about this entertaining and endearing new detective. Source: The Canadian Children's Bookcentre. Spring Add to list Share On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
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Things might get rough, they might even get a little messy, but I was okay with rough and messy as long as I could shut the lid on this dirty case. Meet Jack Lime, private investigator, who solves problems for his fellow Iona High students.
Sometimes he falls for the dames who hire him, sometimes he falls in the river and sometimes he falls asleep he's narcoleptic. But rest assured that whether he's tracking down a missing banana-seat bike or a kidnapped hamster, or cracking open a trivia tournament betting ring, Lime will follow every lead. Readers will identify with this funny, cynical sleuth who has the makings of a top-notch PI, though his personal life frequently goes awry.
In these three stand-alone detective stories, readers will immerse themselves in an offbeat fictional world populated with eccentric characters where everything is not as it seems. With its tongue-in-cheek Raymond Chandler-esque first-person narration laced with gleefully cliched slang, this one is perfect for Chet Gecko grads.
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