Sunday, March 4, 2012

Chase Against Time by Steve Reifman: Book Review & Giveaway

The music program at Chase Manning's school is about to be cut unless they can earn enough money in the Spring Fling Auction to keep it going. A prized cello is donated to the school for the auction. Hopes are high that the auction price for the cello will be enough. When the cello is stolen the day of the auction, Chase must solve the mystery surrounding the disappearance.

It's been Chase's dream for years to be in the sixth grade honors orchestra. If he can't find the missing cello, his dreams will be dashed. He only has until the end of the day to look beyond the usual suspects and find the thief

In Chase Against time, Chase Manning Mystery #1, author, Steve Reifman, builds tension and excitement by having the action take place over a short amount of time. The school setting makes the story easy to relate to the target ages of 8-12. Chase is a likable detective who children will want to follow through a series. Recommended, though I think the series will appeal to the mid range of the suggested age more than the upper end. I was reminded of the Encyclopedia Brown series I read as a child. The Chase Manning series will appeal to the reader who likes these types of detective mysteries.

Publishing Information
  • Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group (March 15, 2012)
  • Pages: 160 hardback
  • Ages: 8-12
  • ISBN-10: 1612540317 ISBN-13: 978-1612540313
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**Disclosure: I received an electronic copy of the book at no charge from the author. This in no way influenced my opinion of the book. I give honest reviews based on my own opinions.

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Anonymous said...

That some one is doing something about a problem rather then sit and complain

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AEKZ2 said...

My son would love the adventure in this book.

rachel0 said...

it's about another music lover!

corey1971 said...

My son loves mysteries. (Corey Olomon)(

rj7777 said...

I think that it is a detective book and has somethings he could relate to it would be great. My nephew would like this book. Rita Spratlen

eclairre said...

I learned it's about another music lover!

Amy W. said...

My daughter loves mystery and detective books like Nancy Drew so I think she would like this. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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